Lamentations: Selected Verses

  1. Jerusalem hath grievously sinned ... they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward. - 1:8
  2. Her filthiness is in her skirts. - 1:9
  3. The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things. - 1:10
  4. The LORD hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress. - 1:15
  5. Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman. - 1:17
  6. The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied. - 2:2
  7. The Lord ... hath polluted the kingdom. - 2:2
  8. He hath bent his bow like an enemy ... and slew all that were pleasant to the eye ... he poured out his fury like fire. - 2:4
  9. The LORD was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel. - 2:5
  10. The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground. - 2:10
  11. My bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth. - 2:11
  12. Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee. - 2:14
  13. All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head. - 2:15
  14. All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up. - 2:16
  15. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? - 2:20
  16. Thou hast killed, and not pitied. - 2:21
  17. In the day of the LORD's anger none escaped nor remained. - 2:22
  18. When I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. - 3:7
  19. He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins. - 3:13
  20. He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones. - 3:16
  21. Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? - 3:38
  22. Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through. - 3:44
  23. Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones. - 4:3
  24. The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat. - 4:10
  25. Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz ... thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked. - 4:21