The Book of Lamentations

The "Daughter of Zion" in Sackcloth
The first eleven verses of Lamentations 1 is written by Jeremiah,
while the second eleven verses are spoken by the city herself.
You must think of Jerusalem as a city or person speaking before you
will understand this chapter.

"The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground. Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city." Lamentations 2:10-11

Study written by Roger Christopherson, and offered with
written permission.

The books of reference used for this study of the book of Lamentations were the Bible, King James Version, called "The Companion Bible", Publisher Kregel; Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, numbered to the Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek, and English, coded to the Strong's Concordance numbers.

Other sources were also used besides these references, but they were the major source of the study. Of course without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there would be no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.

John 15:26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-14
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The Book of Lamentations
The Book of Lamentations Table of Contents Page

Chapter 1

"The Judgments of Zion [1-7]."
"The Confession of Zion [8-13]."
"The Appeal to Passers By."

Chapter 2

"The Judge [1-13]."
"Zion, The Sin unconfessed [14]."
"Recrimination of Passers by, the Prayer [15-22]."

Chapter 3

"The Judge [1-21]."
"Remembrance of Jehovah's Mercies [22-36]."
"Zion, Sin confessed [37-51]."

Chapter 4

"Judgments [1-12]."
"Zion. Confession [13-20]."
"Retribution of Jehovah [21-22]."

Chapter 5

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