|Lamentations chapter 1|
||The miseries of Jerusalem and of the Jews pathetically lamented, with confessions of their sins.
||The attention and compassion of beholders demanded to this unprecedented case.
||The justice of God acknowledged, and his mercy supplicated, with prayers against insulting foes.
|Lamentations chapter 2|
||Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem.
||He complains thereof to God.
|Lamentations chapter 3|
||The prophet bewails his own calamities.
||By the mercies of God, he nourishes his hope.
||He acknowledges God's justice.
||He prays for deliverance,
||and vengeance on his enemies.
|Lamentations chapter 4|
||Zion bewails her pitiful estate.
||She confesses her sins.
||Edom is threatened and Zion comforted.
|Lamentations chapter 5|
||A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.