Book of Lamentations

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The Book of Lamentations consists of five separate poems.

In chapter 1 the prophet dwells on the manifold miseries oppressed by which the city sits as a solitary widow weeping sorely.

In chapter 2 these miseries are described in connection with national sins and acts of God.

Chapter 3 speaks of hope for the people of God. The chastisement would only be for their good; a better day would dawn for them.

Chapter 4 laments the ruin and desolation that had come upon the city and temple, but traces it only to the people's sins.

Chapter 5 is a prayer that Zion's reproach may be taken away in the repentance and recovery of the people.

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