Arise, cry out in the night from the first watch of the night. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children who are fainting from hunger on the corner of every street.
Cross References1 Samuel 1:15
"No, my lord," Hannah replied. "I am a woman oppressed in spirit. I have not had any wine or strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.
1 Samuel 7:6
When they had gathered at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the LORD. On that day they fasted, and there they confessed, "We have sinned against the LORD." And Samuel judged the Israelites at Mizpah.
Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
These things come to mind as I pour out my soul: how I walked with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and praise.
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah
My soul longs for You in the night; indeed, my spirit within me diligently seeks You. For when Your judgments come upon the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street, like an antelope in a net. They are full of the wrath of the LORD, the rebuke of your God.
My eyes fail from weeping; I am churning within. My heart is poured out in grief over the destruction of the daughter of my people, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.
Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity. Her infants were dashed to pieces at the head of every street. They cast lots for her dignitaries, and all her nobles were bound in chains.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem
20. He complains thereof to God
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Psalm 119:55, 147, 148
1 Samuel 1:15
1 Samuel 7:6
1 Timothy 2:8
Lamentations 2:11, 12
Ezekiel 5:10, 16
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