Outline of Lamentations

Lamentations chapter 1
La 1:1-11. The miseries of Jerusalem and of the Jews pathetically lamented, with confessions of their sins.
La 1:12-17. The attention and compassion of beholders demanded to this unprecedented case.
La 1:18-22. The justice of God acknowledged, and his mercy supplicated, with prayers against insulting foes.
Lamentations chapter 2
La 2:1-19. Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem.
La 2:20-22. He complains thereof to God.
Lamentations chapter 3
La 3:1-21. The prophet bewails his own calamities.
La 3:22-36. By the mercies of God, he nourishes his hope.
La 3:37-54. He acknowledges God's justice.
La 3:55-63. He prays for deliverance,
La 3:64-66. and vengeance on his enemies.
Lamentations chapter 4
La 4:1-12. Zion bewails her pitiful estate.
La 4:13-20. She confesses her sins.
La 4:21-22. Edom is threatened and Zion comforted.
Lamentations chapter 5
La 5:1-22. A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
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