Lamentations 1:5
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New International Version
Her foes have become her masters; her enemies are at ease. The LORD has brought her grief because of her many sins. Her children have gone into exile, captive before the foe.

King James Bible
Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.

Darby Bible Translation
Her adversaries have become the head, her enemies prosper; for Jehovah hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the adversary.

World English Bible
Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper; for Yahweh has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.

Young's Literal Translation
Her adversaries have become chief, Her enemies have been at ease, For Jehovah hath afflicted her, For the abundance of her transgressions, Her infants have gone captive before the adversary.

Lamentations 1:5 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Her adversaries are the chief - They have now supreme dominion over the whole land.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Adversaries

Lamentations 2:17 The LORD has done that which he had devised; he has fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he has thrown down...

Lamentations 3:46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

Leviticus 26:17 And I will set my face against you, and you shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you...

Deuteronomy 28:43,44 The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low...

Psalm 80:6 You make us a strife to our neighbors: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Psalm 89:42 You have set up the right hand of his adversaries; you have made all his enemies to rejoice.

Isaiah 63:18 The people of your holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down your sanctuary.

Jeremiah 12:7 I have forsaken my house, I have left my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

Micah 7:8-10 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me...

for

Lamentations 1:18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow...

Lamentations 3:39-43 Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins...

Leviticus 26:15 And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that you will not do all my commandments...

Deuteronomy 4:25-27 When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves...

Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God...

Deuteronomy 29:18-28 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the LORD our God...

Deuteronomy 31:16-18,29 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up...

Deuteronomy 32:15-27 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...

2 Chronicles 36:14-16 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen...

Nehemiah 9:33,34 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have done right, but we have done wickedly...

Psalm 90:7,8 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled...

Jeremiah 5:3-9,29 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies...

Jeremiah 30:14,15 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy...

Jeremiah 44:21,22 The incense that you burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, you, and your fathers, your kings...

Ezekiel 8:17,18 Then he said to me, Have you seen this, O son of man...

Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood...

Ezekiel 22:24-31 Son of man, say to her, You are the land that is not cleansed, nor rained on in the day of indignation...

Daniel 9:7-16 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah...

Micah 3:9-12 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment...

Zephaniah 3:1-8 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!...

her children

Jeremiah 39:9 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city...

Jeremiah 52:27-30 And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath...

Library
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow! A lthough the Scriptures of the Old Testament, the law of Moses, the Psalms, and the Prophecies (Luke 24:44) , bear an harmonious testimony to MESSIAH ; it is not necessary to suppose that every single passage has an immediate and direct relation to Him. A method of exposition has frequently obtained [frequently been in vogue], of a fanciful and allegorical cast [contrivance], under the pretext
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
If thy sickness be like to increase unto death, then meditate on three things:--First, How graciously God dealeth with thee. Secondly, From what evils death will free thee. Thirdly, What good death will bring unto thee. The first sort of Meditations are, to consider God's favourable dealing with thee. 1. Meditate that God uses this chastisement of thy body but as a medicine to cure thy soul, by drawing thee, who art sick in sin, to come by repentance unto Christ, thy physician, to have thy soul healed
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Psalm 90:7
We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.

Psalm 90:8
You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

Isaiah 22:5
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, has a day of tumult and trampling and terror in the Valley of Vision, a day of battering down walls and of crying out to the mountains.

Jeremiah 10:20
My tent is destroyed; all its ropes are snapped. My children are gone from me and are no more; no one is left now to pitch my tent or to set up my shelter.

Lamentations 1:8
Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have all seen her naked; she herself groans and turns away.

Lamentations 2:17
The LORD has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago. He has overthrown you without pity, he has let the enemy gloat over you, he has exalted the horn of your foes.

Ezekiel 8:17
He said to me, "Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Look at them putting the branch to their nose!

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