How lonely lies the city, once so full of people! She who was great among the nations has become like a widow. The princess of the provinces has become a slave.
Cross References1 Kings 4:21
And Solomon reigned over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. These kingdoms offered tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.
2 Kings 23:35
So Jehoiakim paid the silver and gold to Pharaoh Neco, but to meet Pharaoh's demand he taxed the land and exacted the silver and the gold from the people, each according to his wealth.
And mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem and exercised authority over the whole region west of the Euphrates, and tribute, duty, and toll were paid to them.
And the gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.
O city of commotion, O town of revelry? Your slain did not die by the sword, nor were they killed in battle.
Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. So who has reared them? Look, I was left all alone, so where did they come from?'"
Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame; do not be humiliated, for you will not be disgraced. For you will forget the shame of your youth, and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
For this is what the LORD says: "Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations! make your praises heard and say, 'O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!'
Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, swore an oath to them and their men, assuring them, "Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldeans. Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well for you.
Jeremiah the prophet and said, "May our petition come before you; pray to the LORD your God on behalf of this entire remnant. For few of us remain of the many, as you can see with your own eyes.
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her.
Chapter Outline1. The miseries of Jerusalem and of the Jews lamented
12. The attention of beholders demanded to this unprecedented case
18. The justice of God acknowledged, and his mercy supplicated.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Revelation 18:16, 17
Zechariah 8:4, 5
Isaiah 47:8, 9
1 Kings 4:21
2 Chronicles 9:26
2 Kings 23:33, 35
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