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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible

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Chapter 5

Chapter Overview

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

Verse 3
We - 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. V.4. Sold - Whereas at other times there was abundance of wood and water throughout Judea.

Verse 6
We - 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.

Verse 7
Their iniquities - The punishment of them.

Verse 9
The 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.

Verse 13
Fell - Not being able to stand under the burdens laid upon them.

Verse 16
The crown - All our honour, splendor and dignity.

Verse 19
Thy 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.

Verse 21
Renew - Restore us to our former estate.


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 5". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/wen/view.cgi?book=la&chapter=005>. 1765.  

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