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Lamentations 1 - AMP

2 She weeps bitterly in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers (allies) she has no one to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies. 3 Judah has gone into exile from the affliction and laborious servitude . She dwells among the nations, but she finds no rest; all her persecutors overtook her amid the straits . 4 The roads to Zion mourn, because no one comes to the solemn assembly or the appointed feasts. All her gates are desolate, her priests sigh and groan, her maidens are grieved and vexed, and she herself is in bitterness. 5 Her adversaries have become the head; her enemies prosper. For the Lord has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions; her young children have gone into captivity before the enemy. 6 From the Daughter of Zion all her beauty and majesty have departed. Her princes have become like harts that find no pasture; they have fled without strength before the pursuer. 7 Jerusalem remembers in the days of her affliction, in the days of her wanderings and her bitterness, all the pleasant and precious things that she had from the days of old. When her people fell into and at the hands of the adversary, and there was none to help her, the enemy looked at her, and they mocked at her desolations and downfall. 8 Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she has become an unclean thing and has been removed. All who honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness; yes, she herself groans and sighs and turns away. 9 Her filthiness was in and on her skirts; she did not consider her final end. Therefore she has come down singularly and astonishingly; she has no comforter. O Lord , look at my affliction, for the enemy has magnified himself ! 10 The adversary has spread out his hand upon all her precious and desirable things; for she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary --The Ammonites and Moabites, descendants of Lot and kinsmen of Israel, were forbidden to enter the congregation of the Lord, ``even to their tenth generation," because they refused assistance to the Israelites when they were fleeing from Egypt, and because they hired Balaam to curse Israel (Deut. 23:3, 4). The Israelites themselves never assembled any closer to the sanctuary of the temple than in the court outside its door. No Jew--not even David or Jesus Himself or any of His apostles--ever ventured into the sanctuary or temple proper except for certain Levites to whom such service was assigned. Two Greek words have customarily been translated ``temple" in the New Testament. One (hieron) always means the temple enclosure (the porches, courts, chambers, and the like); the other word (naos) means the sanctuary proper--the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies--into which none but the authorized priests might go, and then only at stated times. But now, Jeremiah says, the forbidden heathen nations enter the very Holy of Holies for plunder! Nothing more humiliating could happen for a Jew than this.when You commanded that they should not even enter Your congregation . 11 All her people groan and sigh, seeking for bread; they have given their desirable and precious things for food to revive their strength and bring back life. See, O Lord, and consider how wretched and lightly esteemed, how vile and abominable, I have become! 12 Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow which was dealt out to me, with which the Lord has afflicted me in the day of His fierce anger! 13 From above He has sent fire into my bones, and it prevailed against them. He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back. He has made me hopelessly miserable and faint all the day long. 14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by His hand; they were twined together; they were set upon my neck. He has made my strength fail and stumble; the Lord has delivered me into the hands of those I am unable to resist or withstand. 15 The Lord has made of no account all my mighty men in the midst of me; He has proclaimed a set time against me to crush my young men. The Lord has trodden as in a winepress the Virgin Daughter of Judah. 16 For these things I weep; my eyes overflow with tears, because a comforter, one who could refresh and restore my soul, is far from me. My children are desolate and perishing, for the enemy has prevailed. 17 Zion stretches forth her hands, but there is no comforter for her. The Lord has commanded concerning and against Jacob that his neighbors should be his adversaries; Jerusalem has become a filthy thing among them . 18 The Lord is righteous (just and in the right); for I have rebelled against His commandment (His word). Hear, I pray you, all you peoples, and look at my sorrow and suffering; my maidens and my young men have gone into captivity. 19 I called to my lovers , but they deceived me. My priests and my elders expired in the city while they sought food to save their lives. 20 Behold, O Lord, how distressed I am! My vital parts (emotions) are in tumult and are deeply disturbed; my heart cannot rest and is violently agitated within me, for I have grievously rebelled. Outside the house the sword bereaves, at home there is death! 21 have heard that I sigh and groan, that I have no comforter . All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that You have done it. You will bring the day that you have foretold and proclaimed; and they will become like me. 22 Let all their wickedness come before You; and deal with them as You have dealt with me because of all my transgressions; for my sighs and groans are many and my heart is faint.

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Craig Benner avatar
From being Pursued to Engaged in a Pursuit
Shared by: Craig Benner on Mar, 2012
Summary: When the pursuer is at your heels and you are exhausted; it can look like the battle is all but over. That is when you can do the right thing "get broken" before God. He will change the whole scheme of things and you will become the pursuer and have the
Scripture: Lamentations 1:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 586
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Without Strength Before The Pursuer
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Jan, 2012
Summary: What a tragic lamentation. The runner is in big trouble because he is being pursued but has no strength. Somebody that is pursued cannot relax. If he has no strength then he is already a prey, a casualty.
based on 72 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 15,780
Ronnie Miller avatar
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Aug, 2011
Summary: He morns and weeps for the people and that's what this book is all about....lament....but more than one...is called lamentations
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 944
Jimmy Chapman avatar
"is it nothing to you"
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Mar, 2011
Summary: A look at Jeremiah’s question about the condition of Jerusalem and how it applies today
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Lamentations 1:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,080
Johnny Palmer avatar
Introduction to book of Lamentations - Jerusalem in Agony
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Mar, 2010
Summary: Sin is not worth the priced tag!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,400
Monte Brown avatar
America Oh America
Shared by: Monte Brown on Mar, 2009
Summary: Look around you today it seems that there is a parallel between Jerusalem (Israel) and America.
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 736
Tom Shepard avatar
Letters of Lament - Reading #2
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Feb, 2009
Summary: This is a series of readings through the book of Lamentations.
based on 22 ratings
Views: 1,667
Tom Shepard avatar
Letters of Lament - Reading #1
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Feb, 2009
Summary: This is a series of readings through the Book of Lamentations.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-11
Views: 2,128
Joseph Smith avatar
What To Do About a Broken-Down Church
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jan, 2009
Summary: God is not committed to maintaining a church just because it is there. His commitment is to maintain us if we show compassion, particularly on the young. Restoration of our church life in challenging times begins with repentance, self-examination.
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,674
Jerry Stepp avatar
Is it nothing to you
Shared by: Jerry Stepp on Nov, 2008
Summary: Taking time to place those things that are important to the life of a saint
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 833
Ed Wood avatar
Shared by: Ed Wood on Jul, 2008
Summary: This message is a contrast between two yokes. The yoke of sin, and the yoke of Jesus Christ
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,182
Jefferson Williams avatar
Good Grief
Shared by: Jefferson Williams on May, 2008
Summary: Based on the book of Lamentations, this sermon deals with how to handle grief
based on 4 ratings
Views: 1,362
Joseph Smith avatar
It Is Not a Nothing
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Mar, 2008
Summary: We excuse everything with "I don’t care", but when we see the eyes of those we have offended and hear them speak, we know that we have hurt them. When we see Christ and hear Him at the cross, we can no longer pretend that we don’t care.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,458
David Moore avatar
Coping With Crisis
Shared by: David Moore on Jan, 2008
Summary: Following the destruction of Jerusalem, and the captivity of Judah, Jeremiah shows how we may find God’s presence at the heart of our sufferings.
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,043
Scott Chambers avatar
Loneliness and Brokenness: The Devastating Effects of Sin
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Aug, 2007
Summary: This is a message in a series on the Book of Lamentations.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-22
Views: 2,026
Scott Chambers avatar
Jeremiah's Diary
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Aug, 2007
Summary: This is a message in a series of sermons from the book of Lamentations. This particular message is a survey of the book.
based on 10 ratings
Views: 1,496
Brian Buriff avatar
Grief-Crisis Counseling
Shared by: Brian Buriff on Apr, 2007
Summary: When tragedy strikes someone near you, how will you help them? Seven (7) ways to effectively help those in crisis-grief. A practical follow-up teaching sermon developed just after the April 16th (2007)Virginia Tech Shootings. A biblical view of the gri
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-21
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,177
Gregory  Neill avatar
Death of a City
Shared by: Gregory Neill on Jan, 2007
Summary: Part 1 in a series on Lamentations. This lesson looks at the causes of Jerusalem’s destruction.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-11
Views: 524
Gregory  Neill avatar
The Righteousness of God
Shared by: Gregory Neill on Jan, 2007
Summary: Part 2 in a series on Lamentations. Highlights the consequences of rebelling against God.
based on 3 ratings
Views: 783
Pastor Yolito de Gracia avatar
The Awful Consequences of Sin
Shared by: Pastor Yolito de Gracia on Sep, 2006
Summary: Lamentation means wailing, great mourning, and weeping. Let our text today be a strong warning for all of us that if we live in sin and allow sin, to have dominion over us, then we will experience those awful consequences of sin, for it is the just a
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,555
Jeremy  Houck avatar
Can God Be Trusted?
Shared by: Jeremy Houck on Jun, 2005
Summary: In times of crisis I have often wondered why God doesn’t seem to be faithful to His promises. For example, haven’t you ever frowned doubtfully when reading, "Whatever you ask in prayer you will receive"? Or how about, "Ask and it will be given to you"? Or
based on 54 ratings
Views: 6,825
Scott LeFebvre avatar
The Once And Future King
Shared by: Scott LeFebvre on Oct, 2004
Summary: A call to pursue your destiny in God by leaving your past, looking beyond the present, & living for the future. (Props to James Emery White from whom I shamelessly stole the three levels of living.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-9
Views: 655
Howard Innis avatar
The Turmoil Of Human Need
Shared by: Howard Innis on Sep, 2002
Summary: In a culture that is given to watching and talking (Spectators) the task of the church is to present the gospel as a doing and acting faith.
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,474
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Aug, 2002
Summary: If we are children of God - if we claim to follow Jesus - then when we see a need we will do something. We must be loving, caring Christians. (Powerpoint available - #233)
based on 265 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-12
Views: 7,992
James May avatar
God's Love for America
Shared by: James May on Aug, 2001
Summary: God’s love for a nation includes the judgments that must come to turn that nation from spiritual adultery to the worship of the true God.
based on 47 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,057