1 Jerusalem's desolation
1 Jerusalem's desolation
1 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! 1 Is. 47:7,8How is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, 1 And princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
2 She Jer. 13:17weepeth sore in the Job 7:3night, and her tears are on her cheeks: 2 Among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: 2 All her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and [a]because of great servitude: 3 ch. 2:9She dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: 3 All her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
5 Her adversaries Deut. 28:43are the chief, her enemies prosper; 5 For the Lord hath afflicted her Jer. 30:14;Dan. 9:7for the multitude of her transgressions: 5 Her Jer. 52:28children are gone into captivity before the enemy.
7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries 7 All her [b]pleasant things that she had in the days of old, 7 When her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: 7 The adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.
8 1 Ki. 8:46Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she [c]is removed: 8 All that honoured her despise her, because Jer. 13:22;Ezek. 16:37;Hos. 2:10they have seen her nakedness: 8 Yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.
9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she Deut. 32:29;Is. 47:7remembereth not her last end; 9 Therefore she came down wonderfully: ver. 2,17,21she had no comforter. 9 O Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.
10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon ver. 7all her [d]pleasant things: 10 For she hath seen that Jer. 51:51the heathen entered into her sanctuary, 10 Whom thou didst command that Deut. 23:3;Neh. 13:1they should not enter into thy congregation.
12 [f]Is it nothing to you, all ye that [g]pass by? behold, and see 12 Dan. 9:12If there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, 12 Wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: 13 He hath Ezek. 12:13spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back; 13 He hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
14 Deut. 28:48The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: 14 They are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, 14 The Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
15 The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: 15 He hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: 15 Is. 63:3;Rev. 14:19The Lord hath trodden [h]the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
16 For these things I weep; Jer. 13:17;ch. 2:18mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, 16 Because ver. 2,9the comforter that should [i]relieve my soul is far from me: 16 My children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
17 Jer. 4:31Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and ver. 2,9there is none to comfort her: 17 The Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: 17 Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.
18 The Lord is Neh. 9:33;Dan. 9:7,14righteous; for I have 1 Sam. 12:14rebelled against his [j]commandment: 18 Hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: 18 My virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
20 Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my Job 30:27;Is. 16:11;Jer. 4:19;Hos. 11:8bowels are troubled; 20 Mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: 20 Deut. 32:25;Ezek. 7:15Abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.
21 They have heard that I sigh; ver. 2there is none to comfort me: 21 All mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: 21 Thou wilt bring Is. 13;Jer. 46the day that thou hast [k]called, and they shall be like unto me.
23 The judgment of the Lord
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