All who pass by clap their hands at you in scorn. They hiss and shake their heads at the Daughter of Jerusalem: "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?"
Cross ReferencesMatthew 27:39
And those who passed by heaped abuse on Him, shaking their heads,
It claps its hands at him and hisses him out of his place.
All who see me mock me; they sneer and shake their heads:
Beautiful in loftiness, the joy of all the earth, like the peaks of Zaphron is Mount Zion, the city of the great King.
From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.
They will be made to stumble, their own tongues turned against them. All who see will shake their heads.
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.
For the LORD will rise up as at Mount Perazim. He will rouse Himself as in the valley of Gibeon, to do His work, His strange work, and to perform His task, His disturbing task.
this is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: 'The Virgin Daughter of Zion despises you and mocks you; the Daughter of Jerusalem shakes her head behind you.
They have made their land a desolation, a perpetual object of scorn; everyone who passes by will be appalled and shake their heads.
I will make this city a desolation and an object of scorn. All who pass by will be horrified, and will scoff because of all its wounds.
I will pursue them with sword, famine, and plague. I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth--a curse, a desolation, and an object of scorn and reproach among all the nations to which I banish them.
Was not Israel your object of ridicule? Was he ever found among thieves? For whenever you speak of him you shake your head."
People have heard my groaning, but there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that You have caused it. May You bring the day You have announced, so that they may become like me.
Your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, for it was perfect in the splendor I bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD.
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you clapped your hands, and stomped your feet and rejoiced over the land of Israel with a heart full of contempt,
There is no healing for your injury; your wound is severe. All who hear the news of you will applaud your downfall, for who has not experienced your endless cruelty?
This carefree city that dwells securely, that thinks to herself: 'I am it, and there is none besides me,' what a ruin she has become, a resting place for beasts. Everyone who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem
20. He complains thereof to God
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1 Kings 9:7-9
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Job 27:22, 23
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2 Kings 19:21
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