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 Lamentations 1:1 - 9
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   Book of Lamentations
   Chapter 1
1:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
F1 How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave.
 
1:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is none to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.
 
1:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After affliction and harsh labor, Judah has gone into exile. She dwells among the nations; she finds no resting place. All who pursue her have overtaken her in the midst of her distress.
 
1:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The roads to Zion mourn, for no one comes to her appointed feasts. All her gateways are desolate, her priests groan, her maidens grieve, and she is in bitter anguish.
 
1:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Her foes have become her masters; her enemies are at ease. The LORD has brought her grief because of her many sins. Her children have gone into exile, captive before the foe.
 
1:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the splendor has departed from the Daughter of Zion. Her princes are like deer that find no pasture; in weakness they have fled before the pursuer.
 
1:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the days of her affliction and wandering Jerusalem remembers all the treasures that were hers in days of old. When her people fell into enemy hands, there was no one to help her. Her enemies looked at her and laughed at her destruction.
 
1:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away.
 
1:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her. "Look, O LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F1 This chapter is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

 
 

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