Lamentations 5

The Book of Lamentations
Chapter 5

Chapter Overview:

An humble prayer, presenting to the Lord their great misery, ver. 1 - 15.
Confessing their sins, ver. 16 - 18.
Imploring deliverance, ver. 19 - 22.


5:3We - We are all of us without a king, (our common father) we are deprived of thy fatherly protection, and many young children among us are left without an earthly parent.
5:4Sold - Whereas at other times there was abundance of wood and water throughout Judea.
5:6We - The ten tribes were all carried captives into Assyria, and many of the kingdom of Judah fled into Egypt.Giving the hand may signify labouring for them: or, yielding up themselves to their power.
5:7Their iniquities - The punishment of them.
5:9The sword - The enemies lay encamped in all the plains, so that they could stir out no way but the sword of the Chaldeans was upon them.
5:13Fell - Not being able to stand under the burdens laid upon them.
5:16The crown - All our honour, splendor and dignity.
5:19Thy throne - Altho' for our sins thou sufferest our throne to be cast down, yet thou art the same, thy power is not diminished, nor thy goodness abated.
5:21Renew - Restore us to our former estate.