Lamentations 1:17-22 NLT

17 Jerusalem reaches out for help, but no one comforts her. Regarding his people Israel,a the has said, “Let their neighbors be their enemies! Let them be thrown away like a filthy rag!”

References for Lamentations 1:17

    • 1:17 - Hebrew Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
      18 “The is right,” Jerusalem says, “for I rebelled against him. Listen, people everywhere; look upon my anguish and despair, for my sons and daughters have been taken captive to distant lands.
      19 “I begged my allies for help, but they betrayed me. My priests and leaders starved to death in the city, even as they searched for food to save their lives.
      20 “ , see my anguish! My heart is broken and my soul despairs, for I have rebelled against you. In the streets the sword kills, and at home there is only death.
      21 “Others heard my groans, but no one turned to comfort me. When my enemies heard about my troubles, they were happy to see what you had done. Oh, bring the day you promised, when they will suffer as I have suffered.
      22 “Look at all their evil deeds, . Punish them, as you have punished me for all my sins. My groans are many, and I am sick at heart.”