Lamentations

Lamentations

Lamentations

Lamentations 5:14-18

14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music. 15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning. 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it. Today we come to the fifth and final…
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Lamentations 4:3

Lamentations 4:3 NIV Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but my people have become heartless like ostriches in the desert. Lamentations 4:3 LEB Even the jackal bears the beast and nurses their cubs; but the daughter of my people has become ruthless, like ostriches in the wilderness. Lamentations 4:3 NRSV Even the jackals offer the breast and nurse their young, but my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness. You may wonder or question…
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Lamentations 3:64-66

64 Pay them back what they deserve, Lord, for what their hands have done. 65 Put a veil over their hearts, and may your curse be on them! 66 Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the Lord. Almost got to this yesterday, but ran out of space and wanted to address verse sixty-five in its own right. So yesterday we said “They imprisoned Jeremiah, sought to silence him as they hated what he had…
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Lamentations 3:40-42

40 Let us test and examine our ways; let us return to Yahweh. 41 Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to God in the heavens. 42 We ourselves have transgressed and rebelled, You have not forgiven. I selected the Lexham English Bible (LEB) version today because of how verse forty-one says Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to God in the heavens. The concept of lifting up our hearts with our hands to God…
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Lamentations 2:17-19

17 The Lord has done what He planned; He has fulfilled His word, which He decreed long ago. He has overthrown you without pity, He has let the enemy gloat over you, He has exalted the horn [strength] of your foes. 18 The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord. You walls of Daughter Zion, let your tears flow like a river day and night; give yourself no relief, your eyes no rest. 19 Arise, cry out in…
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Lamentations 2:11

11 My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city. A sense of horror is found in this chapter’s verses with the next verse showing why the writer is weeping so greatly. 12 They say to their mothers, “Where is bread and wine?” as they faint like the wounded in the streets of the city,…
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Lamentations 1:20

20 “See, Lord, how distressed I am! I am in torment within, and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious. Outside, the sword bereaves; inside, there is only death. Before we begin in Lamentations, let’s talk about the book itself. We just finished looking at Jeremiah and he is believed to be the author, the weeping prophet, of Lamentations. The actual author is nameless within, but there is much evidence within and without that points…