Lamentations 1:8
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Jerusalem sinned grievously; therefore she became filthy; all who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns her face away.

King James Bible
Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

American Standard Version
Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is become as an unclean thing; All that honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: Yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Heth. Jerusalem hath grievously sinned, therefore is she become unstable: all that honoured her have despised her, because they have seen her shame: but she sighed and turned backward.

English Revised Version
Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is become as an unclean thing: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yes, she sigheth and turneth backward.

Lamentations 1:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this sorrow of hers she has not a single comforter, since all her friends from whom she could expect consolation have become faithless to her, and turned enemies. בּכו תבכּה, "weeping she weeps," i.e., she weeps very much, or bitterly, not continually (Meier); the inf. abs. before the verb does not express the continuation, but the intensity of the action Gesenius, 131, 3, a; Ewald, 312]. בּלּילה, "in the night," not "on into the night" (Ewald). The weeping by night does not exclude, but includes, weeping by day; cf. Lamentations 2:18. Night is mentioned as the time when grief and sorrow are wont to give place to sleep. When tears do not cease to flow even during the night, the sorrow must be overwhelming. The following clause, "and her tears are upon her cheek," serves merely to intensify, and must not be placed (with Thenius) in antithesis to what precedes: "while her sorrow shows itself most violently during the loneliness of the night, her cheeks are yet always wet with tears (even during the day)." But the greatness of this sorrow of heart is due to the fact that she has no comforter, - a thought which is repeated in Lamentations 1:9, Lamentations 1:16, Lamentations 1:17, and Lamentations 1:21. For her friends are faithless, and have become enemies. "Lovers" and "friends" are the nations with which Jerusalem made alliances, especially Egypt (cf. Jeremiah 2:36.); then the smaller nations round about, - Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, and Phoenicians, with which Zedekiah had conspired against the king of Babylon, Jeremiah 27:3. Testimony is given in Psalm 137:7 to the hostile dealing on the part of the Edomites against Judah at the destruction of Jerusalem; and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 25:3, Ezekiel 25:6) charges the Ammonite and Tyrians with having shown malicious delight over the fall of Jerusalem; but the hostility of the Moabites is evident from the inimical behaviour of their King Baalis towards Judah, mentioned in Jeremiah 40:14.

Lamentations 1:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hath

Lamentations 1:5,20 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions...

1 Kings 8:46,47 If they sin against you, (for there is no man that sins not,) and you be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy...

1 Kings 9:7,9 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name...

Isaiah 59:2-13 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear...

Jeremiah 6:28 They are all grievous rebels, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

Ezekiel 14:13-21 Son of man, when the land sins against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out my hand on it...

Ezekiel 22:2-15 Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? yes, you shall show her all her abominations...

removed. Heb. become a removing or wandering

Jeremiah 15:4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah...

Jeremiah 24:9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb...

Jeremiah 34:17 Therefore thus said the LORD; You have not listened to me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother...

Ezekiel 23:46 For thus said the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company on them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled.

all

Lamentations 4:15,16 They cried to them, Depart you; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered...

Lamentations 5:12-16 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored...

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...

they

Lamentations 4:21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through to you: you shall be drunken...

Isaiah 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet you as a man.

Jeremiah 13:22,26 And if you say in your heart, Why come these things on me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts discovered...

Ezekiel 16:37-39 Behold, therefore I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all them that you have loved...

Ezekiel 23:29 And they shall deal with you hatefully, and shall take away all your labor, and shall leave you naked and bore...

Hosea 2:3,10 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land...

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed...

she sigheth

Lamentations 1:4,11,21,22 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh...

Lamentations 2:10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust on their heads...

Jeremiah 4:31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that brings forth her first child...

Cross References
Genesis 3:7
Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

Isaiah 59:2
but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Jeremiah 13:26
I myself will lift up your skirts over your face, and your shame will be seen.

Lamentations 1:5
Her foes have become the head; her enemies prosper, because the LORD has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions; her children have gone away, captives before the foe.

Lamentations 1:11
All her people groan as they search for bread; they trade their treasures for food to revive their strength. "Look, O LORD, and see, for I am despised."

Lamentations 1:17
Zion stretches out her hands, but there is none to comfort her; the LORD has commanded against Jacob that his neighbors should be his foes; Jerusalem has become a filthy thing among them.

Lamentations 1:20
"Look, O LORD, for I am in distress; my stomach churns; my heart is wrung within me, because I have been very rebellious. In the street the sword bereaves; in the house it is like death.

Jump to Previous
Backward Breathing Cause Despise Face Filthy Great Greatly Grief Grievously Herself Honored Honour Honoured Impurity Jerusalem Nakedness Removed Shame Sighs Sin Sinned Turned Turneth Turns Unclean
Jump to Next
Backward Breathing Cause Despise Face Filthy Great Greatly Grief Grievously Herself Honored Honour Honoured Impurity Jerusalem Nakedness Removed Shame Sighs Sin Sinned Turned Turneth Turns Unclean
Links
Lamentations 1:8 NIV
Lamentations 1:8 NLT
Lamentations 1:8 ESV
Lamentations 1:8 NASB
Lamentations 1:8 KJV

Lamentations 1:8 Bible Apps
Lamentations 1:8 Biblia Paralela
Lamentations 1:8 Chinese Bible
Lamentations 1:8 French Bible
Lamentations 1:8 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Lamentations 1:7
Top of Page
Top of Page