L A M E N T A T I O N S.
This chapter is another single alphabet of
Lamentations for the destruction of Jerusalem, like those in the
first two chapters. I. The prophet here laments the injuries and
indignities done to those to whom respect used to be shown,
ver. 1, 2. II. He laments
the direful effects of the famine to which they were reduced by the
siege, ver. 3-10. III. He
laments the taking and sacking of Jerusalem and its amazing
desolations, ver. 11, 12.
IV. He acknowledges that the sins of their leaders were the cause
of all these calamities, ver.
13-16. V. He gives up all as doomed to utter ruin, for
their enemies were every way too hard for them, ver. 17-20. VI. He foretels the destruction
of the Edomites who triumphed in Jerusalem's fall, ver. 21. VII. He foretels the return
of the captivity of Zion at last, ver.