Lamentations 1:9
New International Version
Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her. "Look, LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed."

New Living Translation
She defiled herself with immorality and gave no thought to her future. Now she lies in the gutter with no one to lift her out. "LORD, see my misery," she cries. "The enemy has triumphed."

English Standard Version
Her uncleanness was in her skirts; she took no thought of her future; therefore her fall is terrible; she has no comforter. “O LORD, behold my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed!”

Berean Study Bible
Her uncleanness stains her skirts; she did not consider her end. Her downfall was astounding; there was no one to comfort her. Look, O LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed!

New American Standard Bible
Her uncleanness was in her skirts; She did not consider her future. Therefore she has fallen astonishingly; She has no comforter. "See, O LORD, my affliction, For the enemy has magnified himself!"

King James Bible
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

Christian Standard Bible
Her uncleanness stains her skirts. She never considered her end. Her downfall was astonishing; there was no one to comfort her. LORD, look on my affliction, for the enemy boasts.

Contemporary English Version
Her sins had made her filthy, but she wasn't worried about what could happen. And when Jerusalem fell, it was so tragic. No one gave her comfort when she cried out, "Help! I'm in trouble, LORD! The enemy has won."

Good News Translation
Her uncleanness was easily seen, but she showed no concern for her fate. Her downfall was terrible; no one can comfort her. Her enemies have won, and she cries to the LORD for mercy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her uncleanness stains her skirts. She never considered her end. Her downfall was astonishing; there was no one to comfort her. LORD, look on my affliction, for the enemy triumphs!

International Standard Version
Uncleanness has soiled her skirts, and she gave no thought to what would follow. She fell in such a startling way, with no one to comfort her. Look, LORD, upon my affliction, because my enemy is boasting.

NET Bible
Her menstrual flow has soiled her clothing; she did not consider the consequences of her sin. Her demise was astonishing, and there was no one to comfort her. She cried, "Look, O LORD, on my affliction because my enemy boasts!"

New Heart English Bible
Her filthiness was in her skirts; she did not remember her latter end; therefore her fall was astonishing; she has no comforter. "Look, LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has magnified himself."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jerusalem's own filth [covers] its clothes. It gave no thought to its future. Its downfall was shocking. No one offers it comfort. 'O LORD, look at my suffering, because my enemies have triumphed.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Her filthiness was in her skirts, She was not mindful of her end; Therefore is she come down wonderfully, She hath no comforter. 'Behold, O LORD, my affliction, For the enemy hath magnified himself.'

New American Standard 1977
Her uncleanness was in her skirts; She did not consider her future; Therefore she has fallen astonishingly; She has no comforter. “See, O LORD, my affliction, For the enemy has magnified himself!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teth Her filthiness is in her skirts; she did not remember her latter end; therefore she came down surprisingly; she has no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction, for the enemy has magnified himself.

King James 2000 Bible
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembers not her latter end; therefore she came down awesomely: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy has magnified himself.

American King James Version
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembers not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy has magnified himself.

American Standard Version
Her filthiness was in her skirts; she remembered not her latter end; Therefore is she come down wonderfully; she hath no comforter: Behold, O Jehovah, my affliction; for the enemy hath magnified himself.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
TETH. Her uncleanness is before her feet; she remembered not her last end; she has lowered her boasting tone, there is none to comfort her. Behold, O Lord, my affliction: for the enemy has magnified himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Teth. Her filthiness is on her feet, and she hath not remembered her end: she is wonderfully cast down, not having a comforter: behold, O Lord, my affliction, because the enemy is lifted up.

Darby Bible Translation
Her impurity was in her skirts, she remembered not her latter end; and she came down wonderfully: she hath no comforter. Jehovah, behold my affliction; for the enemy hath magnified himself.

English Revised Version
Her filthiness was in her skirts; she remembered not her latter end; therefore is she come down wonderfully; she hath no comforter: behold, O LORD, my affliction; for the enemy hath magnified himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she hath been wonderfully abased: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

World English Bible
Her filthiness was in her skirts; she didn't remember her latter end; therefore is she come down wonderfully; she has no comforter: see, Yahweh, my affliction; for the enemy has magnified himself.

Young's Literal Translation
Her uncleanness is in her skirts, She hath not remembered her latter end, And she cometh down wonderfully, There is no comforter for her. See, O Jehovah, mine affliction, For exerted himself hath an enemy.
Study Bible
How Lonely Lies the City
8Jerusalem 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. 9Her uncleanness stains her skirts; she did not consider her end. Her downfall was astounding; there was no one to comfort her. Look, O LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed! 10The adversary has seized all her treasures. For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary—those You had forbidden to enter Your assembly.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:29
If only they were wise, they would understand it; they would comprehend their fate.

Psalm 25:18
Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins.

Psalm 74:23
Do not disregard the clamor of Your adversaries, the uproar of Your enemies that ascends continually.

Psalm 119:153
Look upon my affliction and rescue me, for I have not forgotten Your law.

Ecclesiastes 4:1
Again, I observed all the oppression taking place under the sun. I saw the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; the power lay in the hands of their oppressors, and there was no comforter.

Isaiah 3:8
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they spoke and acted against the LORD, defying His glorious presence.

Isaiah 47:7
You said, 'I will be queen forever.' You did not take these things to heart or consider their outcome.

Jeremiah 2:34
Moreover, your skirts are stained with the blood of the innocent poor, though you did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things

Jeremiah 13:17
But if you do not listen, I will weep alone because of your pride; My eyes will overflow with tears, because the LORD's flock has been taken captive.

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and to the queen mother: "Take a lowly seat, for your glorious crowns have fallen from your heads.

Jeremiah 16:7
No food will be offered to comfort those who mourn the dead; not even a cup of consolation will be given for the loss of a father or mother.

Ezekiel 24:13
Because of the indecency of your uncleanness I tried to cleanse you, but you would not be purified from your filthiness. You will not be pure again until My wrath against you has subsided.

Zephaniah 2:10
This they shall have in return for their pride, for taunting and mocking the people of the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembers not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy has magnified himself.

filthiness

Lamentations 1:17
Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

Jeremiah 2:34
Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.

Jeremiah 13:27
I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?

she remembereth

Deuteronomy 32:29
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Isaiah 47:7
And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

came

Lamentations 1:1
How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

Lamentations 4:1
How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.

Isaiah 3:8
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

she had

Lamentations 1:2,17,21
She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies…

Lamentations 2:13
What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

Ecclesiastes 4:1
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

behold

Exodus 3:7,17
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; …

Exodus 4:31
And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Deuteronomy 26:7
And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:







Lexicon
Her uncleanness
טֻמְאָתָ֣הּ (ṭum·’ā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2932: Religious impurity

stains her skirts;
בְּשׁוּלֶ֗יהָ (bə·šū·le·hā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7757: A skirt, a bottom edge

she did not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

consider
זָֽכְרָה֙ (zā·ḵə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

her end.
אַחֲרִיתָ֔הּ (’a·ḥă·rî·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

Her downfall
וַתֵּ֣רֶד (wat·tê·reḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

was astounding;
פְּלָאִ֔ים (pə·lā·’îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6382: A miracle

there was no one
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to comfort her.
מְנַחֵ֖ם (mə·na·ḥêm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

Look,
רְאֵ֤ה (rə·’êh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

O LORD,
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

on my affliction,
עָנְיִ֔י (‘ā·nə·yî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6040: Affliction, poverty

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the enemy
אוֹיֵֽב׃ (’ō·w·yêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

has triumphed!
הִגְדִּ֖יל (hiḡ·dîl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1431: To grow up, become great
(9) Her filthiness.--The picture of pollution is pushed to its most loathsome extreme. The very skirts of the garment are defiled.

She remembereth not . . .--Better, she remembered not. It was her recklessness as to the future (comp. Deuteronomy 32:29, for the phrase) which brought her down to this "wonderful" and extreme prostration.

O Lord, behold my affliction.--The words are not those of the prophet, but of Zion, anticipating the dramatic personation which begins systematically at Lamentations 1:12.

Verse 9. - She remembereth not, etc.; rather, she thought not upon, etc. An allusion to Isaiah 47:7. O Lord, behold, etc. This is the language in which the "sigh" (ver. 8) finds expression. 1:1-11 The prophet sometimes speaks in his own person; at other times Jerusalem, as a distressed female, is the speaker, or some of the Jews. The description shows the miseries of the Jewish nation. Jerusalem became a captive and a slave, by reason of the greatness of her sins; and had no rest from suffering. If we allow sin, our greatest adversary, to have dominion over us, justly will other enemies also be suffered to have dominion. The people endured the extremities of famine and distress. In this sad condition Jerusalem acknowledged her sin, and entreated the Lord to look upon her case. This is the only way to make ourselves easy under our burdens; for it is the just anger of the Lord for man's transgressions, that has filled the earth with sorrows, lamentations, sickness, and death.
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