Know Your Bible – May 27, 2015

Lamentations

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The sight of the disasters brought on the southern Jewish nation brings tears to Jeremiah’s eyes (“Mine eyes runneth down with water,” 1:16) and provides his nickname, “the weeping prophet.”  Lamentations ends with a plaintive cry: “Thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us” (5:22).

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Know Your Bible – May 26, 2015

Lamentations

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After warning the southern Jewish nation to obey God, the prophet Jeremiah witnesses the punishment he’d threatened.  Judah’s “enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions,” writes Jeremiah; “her children are gone into captivity before the enemy” (1:5).

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