Her foes have become her masters; her enemies are at ease. For the LORD has brought her grief because of her many transgressions. Her children have gone away as captives before the enemy.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 90:7
For we are consumed by Your anger and terrified by Your wrath.
You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.
For the Lord GOD of Hosts has set a day of tumult and trampling and confusion in the Valley of Vision--of breaking down the walls and crying to the mountains.
My tent is destroyed, and all its ropes are snapped. My sons have departed from me and are no more. I have no one left to pitch my tent or set up my curtains.
Jerusalem has sinned greatly; therefore she has become an object of scorn. All who honored her now despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away.
The LORD has done what He planned; He has accomplished His decree, which He ordained in days of old. He has overthrown you without pity; He has let the enemy gloat over you and exalted the horn of your foes.
And He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the abominations they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and continually provoke Me to anger? Look, they are even putting the branch to their nose!
Therefore I will respond with wrath. I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout loudly in My ears, I will not listen to them."
And He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity. For they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'
But as for Me, I will not show pity or spare them. I will bring their deeds down upon their own heads."
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
Deuteronomy 28:43, 44
Deuteronomy 31:16-18, 29
2 Chronicles 36:14-16
Nehemiah 9:33, 34
Psalm 90:7, 8
Jeremiah 5:3-9, 29
Jeremiah 30:14, 15
Jeremiah 44:21, 22
Ezekiel 8:17, 18
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