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Jehovah’s Witnesses

English

Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

The Book of Lamentations

Chapters

1 2 3 4 5

Outline of Contents

  • 1

    • Jerusalem personified as a widow

      • She sits all alone and abandoned (1)

      • Zion’s great sins (8, 9)

      • Zion rejected by God (12-15)

      • No one to comfort Zion (17)

  • 2

    • Jehovah’s anger against Jerusalem

      • No compassion shown (2)

      • Jehovah like an enemy to her (5)

      • Tears over Zion (11-13)

      • Passersby scorn the once beautiful city (15)

      • Enemies rejoice over Zion’s downfall (17)

  • 3

    • Jeremiah expresses his feelings and hope

      • “I will show a waiting attitude” (21)

      • God’s mercies new every morning (22, 23)

      • God is good to those hoping in him (25)

      • Good for youths to carry the yoke (27)

      • God blocked approach to himself by a cloud (43, 44)

  • 4

    • Terrible effects of Jerusalem’s siege

      • Lack of food (4, 5, 9)

      • Women boil their own children (10)

      • Jehovah has poured out his anger (11)

  • 5

    • People’s prayer for restoration

      • ‘Remember what has befallen us’ (1)

      • ‘Woe to us; we have sinned’ (16)

      • ‘Bring us back, O Jehovah’ (21)

      • “Renew our days” (21)