Lamentations Chapter 2
1 How hath the
Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his
anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth
the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool
in the day of his anger!
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted
unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the
mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in
Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
2 Sam 1;19 The beauty of Israel is slain
upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
1 Chron 28:2 Then David the king stood up
upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my
people: As for me, I had in mine heart to
build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the
LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready
for the building:
Psm 99:5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and
worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of
Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath
the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought
them down to the ground: he hath polluted the
kingdom and the princes thereof.
Psm 89:39 Thou hast made
void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his
crown by casting it to the ground.
3 He hath cut off in
his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath
drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he
burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which
devoureth round about.
Psm 74:11 Why withdrawest thou
thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy
Psm 89:46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself
for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
4 He hath bent his
bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an
adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the
eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out
his fury like fire.
Isaiah 63:10 But they
rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned
to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Ezek 24:25 Also, thou son of man, shall it
not be in the day when I take from them their
strength, the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes,
and that whereupon they set their minds, their sons and
5 The Lord was
as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed
up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and
hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and
Jer 30:14 All thy lovers
have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded
thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a
cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because
thy sins were increased.
2 Kings 25:9 And he burnt the house of the LORD,
and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and
every great man's house burnt he with fire.
Jer 52:13 And he burnt the house of the LORD,
and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and
every great man's house burnt he with fire.
6 And he hath
violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of
a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the
LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be
forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of
his anger the king and the priest.
Psm 80:12 Why hast thou
then broken down her hedges, so that all they which
pass by the way do pluck her?
Psm 89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you
what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge
thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down
the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a
cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers,
as a besieged city.
Lam 1:4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come
to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her
priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is
7 The Lord hath cast
off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given
up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they
have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of
a solemn feast.
Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy
congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
8 The LORD hath
purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he
hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand
from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall
to lament; they languished together.
2 Kings 21:13 And I will stretch
over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the
house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man
wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it
Isaiah 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall
possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it:
and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and
the stones of emptiness.
9 Her gates are sunk
into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her
king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the
law is no more; her prophets also find no
vision from the LORD.
Jer 51:30 The mighty men
of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in
their holds: their might hath failed; they became as
women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are
Duet 28:36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy
king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which
neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt
thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
2Kings 24:15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to
Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and
his officers, and the mighty of the land, those
carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
2 Chron 15:3 Now for a long season Israel
hath been without the true God, and without a teaching
priest, and without law.
Psm 74:9 We see not our signs: there
is no more any prophet: neither is there among
us any that knoweth how long.
Ezek 7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and
rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision
of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest,
and counsel from the ancients.
10 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.
Job 2:13 So they sat
down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights,
and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his
grief was very great.
Isaiah 2:36 And her gates shall lament and
mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the
Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar
off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept;
and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon
their heads toward heaven.
Isaiah 15:3 In their streets they shall gird
themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and
in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.
11 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.
Lam 3:48 Mine eye runneth
down with rivers of water for the destruction of the
daughter of my people.
Lam 1:20 Behold, O LORD; for I am in
distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned
within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword
bereaveth, at home there is as death.
Job16:13 His archers compass me round about, he
cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth
out my gall upon the ground.
Psm 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my
bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted
in the midst of my bowels.
Lam 4:4 The tongue of the sucking child
cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young
children ask bread, and no man breaketh it
12 They say to their
mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned
as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul
was poured out into their mothers' bosom.
Lam 1:12 The kings of the
earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have
believed that the adversary and the enemy should have
entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
Dan 9:12 And he hath confirmed his words, which
he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us,
by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven
hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
13 What thing shall
I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to
thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee,
that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy
breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?
14 Thy prophets have
seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not
discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but
have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.
Jer 2:8 The priests said not,
Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law
knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and
the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things
that do not profit.
Ezek 13:2 Son of man, prophesy against the
prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them
that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of
Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy
voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their
transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
15 All that pass by
clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their
head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this
the city that men call The perfection of beauty,
The joy of the whole earth?
Ezek 25:6 For thus saith
the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine
hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with
all thy despite against the land of Israel;
2Kings 19:21 This is the word that the LORD
hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion
hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the
daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
Psm 44:14 Thou makest us a byword among the
heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.
Psm 48:2 Beautiful for situation,
the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on
the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
16 All thine enemies
have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash
the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up:
certainly this is the day that we looked for; we
have found, we have seen it.
Job 16:9 He teareth me
in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his
teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
Lam 3:46 All our enemies have opened their
mouths against us.
Psm 56:2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me
up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou
Psm 35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against
me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
17 The LORD hath
done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled
his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath
thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused
thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the
horn of thine adversaries.
Lev 26:16 I also will do
this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror,
consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the
eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed
in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Duet 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou
wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to
observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I
command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon
thee, and overtake thee:
Psm 38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest
otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot
slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
18 Their heart cried
unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run
down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let
not the apple of thine eye cease.
Therefore thou shalt say this word
unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day,
and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people
is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.
19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of
the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face
of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of
thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of
Psm 119:147 I prevented
the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
Psm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye
people, pour out your heart before him: God is a
refuge for us. Selah.
Isaiah 51:20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at
the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they
are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.
Nah 3:10 Yet was she carried away, she
went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in
pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for
her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in
20 Behold, O LORD,
and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women
eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall
the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the
Lev 26:29 And ye shall eat
the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters
shall ye eat.
Duet 28:53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine
own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which
the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the
straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
Jer 19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh
of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they
shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and
straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek
their lives, shall straiten them.
10 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their
own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the
daughter of my people.
13 For the sins of her prophets, and the
iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the
just in the midst of her,
16 The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no
more regard them: they respected not the persons of the
priests, they favoured not the elders.
21 The young and the
old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my
young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them
in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and
2 Chron 36:17 Therefore he
brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their
young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary,
and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or
him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his
Lam 3:43 Thou hast covered with anger, and
persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
22 Thou hast called
as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the
day of the LORD'S anger none escaped nor remained: those
that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy
Psm 31:13 For I have heard
the slander of many: fear was on every side: while
they took counsel together against me, they devised to take
away my life.
Jer 6:25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk
by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear
is on every side.
Jer 46:5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed
and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten
down, and are fled apace, and look not back: for
fear was round about, saith the LORD.
Hos 9:12 Though they bring up their children,
yet will I bereave them, that there shall not
be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I
depart from them!