2 Without mercy the Lord has destroyed every home in Israel. In his anger he has broken down the fortress walls of beautiful Jerusalem. He has brought them to the ground, dishonoring the kingdom and its rulers.

References for Lamentations 2:2

    • c 2:2 - Hebrew Jacob; also in 2:3b . See note on 1:17 .
    • d 2:2 - Hebrew the daughter of Judah; also in 2:5 .