Lament
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.

2. (v. t.) To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.

3. (v.) Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.

4. (n.) An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LAMENT

la-ment'.

See MUSIC.

Greek
2354. threneo -- to lament
... to lament. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: threneo Phonetic Spelling:
(thray-neh'-o) Short Definition: I wail, lament Definition: intrans: I lament, wail ...
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3996. pentheo -- to mourn, lament
... to mourn, lament. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pentheo Phonetic Spelling:
(pen-theh'-o) Short Definition: I mourn, lament Definition: I mourn, lament ...
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2875. kopto -- to cut (off), strike, by ext. to mourn
... Short Definition: I cut off, mourn Definition: (a) I cut, cut off, strike, smite,
(b) mid: I beat my breast or head in lamentation, lament, mourn, sometimes ...
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3649. ololuzo -- to cry aloud
... to cry aloud. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ololuzo Phonetic Spelling:
(ol-ol-odd'-zo) Short Definition: I howl, lament loudly Definition: I howl ...
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3602. odurmos -- lamentation
... the head, etc.). Word Origin from oduromai (to lament) Definition lamentation
NASB Word Usage mourning (2). mourning. From a derivative ...
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2799. klaio -- to weep
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: klaio Phonetic Spelling: (klah'-yo) Short
Definition: I weep, weep for, mourn Definition: I weep, weep for, mourn, lament ...
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4959. sustenazo -- to groan together
... Word Origin from sun and stenazo Definition to groan together NASB Word
Usage groans (1), together* (1). lament, groan together. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5594. saphad -- to wail, lament
... 5593, 5594. saphad. 5595 . to wail, lament. Transliteration: saphad Phonetic
Spelling: (saw-fad') Short Definition: lament. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5091. nahah -- to wail, lament
... 5090b, 5091. nahah. 5092 . to wail, lament. Transliteration: nahah Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-haw') Short Definition: lamented. Word Origin a prim. ... lament, wail ...
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593. Aniam -- "lament of people," an Israelite name
... 592, 593. Aniam. 594 . "lament of people," an Israelite name. Transliteration:
Aniam Phonetic Spelling: (an-ee-awm') Short Definition: Aniam. ...
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5090b. nahag -- to moan, lament
... nahag. 5091 . to moan, lament. Transliteration: nahag Short Definition: moaning.
Word Origin a prim. root Definition to moan, lament NASB Word Usage moaning ( ...
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578. anah -- to mourn
... to mourn. Transliteration: anah Phonetic Spelling: (aw-naw') Short Definition: lament.
Word Origin a prim. root Definition to mourn NASB Word Usage lament (2). ...
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6969. qonen -- to chant an elegy or dirge
... Word Origin denominative verb from qinah Definition to chant an elegy or dirge NASB
Word Usage chant (3), chanted (2), chanted a lament (1), lament (1 ...
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56. abal -- to mourn
... root Definition to mourn NASB Word Usage caused lamentations (1), grieve (1), grieved
(1), lament (1), mourn (13), mourned (7), mourning (3), mourns (10 ...
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8567. tanah -- perhaps recount, rehearse
... commemorate. Word Origin a prim. root Definition perhaps recount, rehearse NASB
Word Usage commemorate (1), recount (1). lament, rehearse. A ...
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421. alah -- to wail
... lament. A primitive root (rather identical with 'alah through the idea of invocation);
to bewail -- lament. see HEBREW 'alah. 420, 421. alah. 422 . ...
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5089. noah -- eminency, distinction
... eminent (1). wailing. From an unused root meaning to lament; lamentation --
wailing. 5088, 5089. noah. 5090 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

A Lament
... A LAMENT. The merry merry lark was up and singing, And the hare was out and
feeding on the lea; And the merry merry bells below were ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/andromeda and other poems/a lament.htm

To Olympias. Why do You Lament? Why do You Belabour Yourself...
... to olympias. Why do you lament? why do you belabour yourself� Why do
you lament? why do you belabour yourself, and demand ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/chrysostom/on the priesthood/to olympias why do you.htm

David's Lament
... LYRICS V DAVID'S LAMENT. Thy glory, O Israel, Is slain upon thy high places!
How are the mighty" Fallen! Tell it not in Gath, Publish ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/v davids lament.htm

Lament. 3:37-40
... TRANSLATIONS AND PARAPHRASES IN VERSE OF SEVERAL PASSAGES OF SACRED SCRIPTURE
29 Lament. 3:37-40. 8,6,8,6. Amidst the mighty, where is he. ...
/.../anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/29 lament 3 37-40.htm

Lord I Lament and Abhor Myself that I have Been the Occasion of ...
... THE FIRST CENTURY 78 Lord I lament and abhor myself that I have been the
occasion of these Thy sufferings. Lord I lament and abhor ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/78 lord i lament and.htm

Christ's Lament Over Our Faithlessness
... CHRIST'S LAMENT OVER OUR FAITHLESSNESS. 'He answereth him and saith, O
faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture d/christs lament over our faithlessness.htm

How they are to be Admonished who Lament Sins of Deed, and those ...
... ROME, Chapter XXIX. How they are to be admonished who lament sins of deed,
and those who lament only sins of thought. (Admonition 30 ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter xxix how they are.htm

You Chose a Bad Introducer. If You Will Take My Counsel, Both You ...
... counsel, both you and I will by preference turn to him who introduces us to the
Father and who said No man cometh unto the Father but by me.' I lament for you ...
/.../10 you chose a bad.htm

Hebrews xiii. 17
... Seest thou that the despised ruler ought not to avenge himself, but his great
revenge is to weep and lament? For neither is it possible ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily xxxiv hebrews xiii 17.htm

How those are to be Admonished who Abstain not from the Sins which ...
... (Admonition 31.) Differently to be admonished are those who lament their transgressions,
and yet forsake them not, and those who forsake them, and yet lament ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter xxx how those are.htm

Thesaurus
Lament (44 Occurrences)
... like. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LAMENT. la-ment'. See MUSIC.
Multi-Version Concordance Lament (44 Occurrences). Matthew ...
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Lamentation (45 Occurrences)
... (Hebrews qinah), an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form of poetry is
the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:17-27). ...
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Lamented (19 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Lament. 2. (a.) Mourned for; bewailed.
Multi-Version Concordance Lamented (19 Occurrences). ...
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Weep (97 Occurrences)
... cry. 4. (vi) To lament; to complain. 5. (vi) To flow in drops; to run in
drops. 6 ... branches. 8. (vt) To lament; to bewail; to bemoan. 9 ...
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Bewail (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to
lament; to wail over. 2. (vi) To express grief; to lament. Int. ...
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Chanted (4 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 32:16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters
of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude ...
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Chant (2 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 32:16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters
of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude ...
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Sigh (18 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) Hence, to lament; to grieve. 3. (vi) To make a sound like sighing. ...
5. (vt) To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over. ...
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Wail (50 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To choose; to select. 2. (vt) To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as,
to wail one's death. ... Wail (50 Occurrences). James 4:9 Lament, mourn, and weep. ...
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Hordes (24 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 32:16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters
of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude ...
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Concordance
Lament (44 Occurrences)

Matthew 11:17
and say,'We played the flute for you, and you didn't dance. We mourned for you, and you didn't lament.'
(WEB KJV WBS YLT)

Matthew 24:30
Then will appear the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky; and then will all the nations of the earth lament, when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with great power and glory.
(WEY DBY)

John 16:20
Most certainly I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

James 4:9
Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
(WEB)

Revelation 18:9
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
(KJV WEY WBS NAS)

Revelation 18:11
And the merchants of the earth weep aloud and lament over her, because now there is no sale for their cargoes--
(WEY)

Genesis 50:10
They came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and sore lamentation. He mourned for his father seven days.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 11:40
That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS RSV)

2 Samuel 1:17
David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 1:18
(and he bade them teach the children of Judah the song of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jashar):
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 3:31
David said to Joab, and to all the people who were with him, Tear your clothes, and gird yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. King David followed the bier.
(See NAS)

2 Samuel 3:33
The king lamented for Abner, and said, "Should Abner die as a fool dies?
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 13:29
And the prophet took up the body of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back; and he came to the city of the old prophet, to mourn, and to bury him.
(See JPS)

2 Chronicles 35:25
Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and singing women spoke of Josiah in their lamentations to this day; and they made them an ordinance in Israel: and behold, they are written in the lamentations.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 56:8
You number my wanderings. You put my tears into your bottle. Aren't they in your book?
(See NIV)

Psalms 102:1
A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before Yahweh. Hear my prayer, Yahweh! Let my cry come to you.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 3:26
Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 15:5
My heart is crying out for Moab; her people go in flight to Zoar, and to Eglath-shelishiyah: for they go up with weeping by the slope of Luhith; on the way to Horonaim they send up a cry of destruction.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 16:7
For this cause everyone in Moab will give cries of grief for Moab: crushed to the earth, they will be weeping for the men of Kir-hareseth.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 19:8
The fishermen will lament, and all those who fish in the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will languish.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 29:2
then I will distress Ariel, and there will be mourning and lamentation. She shall be to me as an altar hearth.
(Root in WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 32:12
They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Jeremiah 4:8
For this gird yourself with sackcloth, lament and wail; for the fierce anger of Yahweh hasn't turned back from us.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 7:29
Cut off your hair, Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on the bare heights; for Yahweh has rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:10
For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none passes through; neither can men hear the voice of the livestock; both the birds of the sky and the animals are fled, they are gone.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:20
Yet hear the word of Yahweh, you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; and teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor lamentation.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 14:2
Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 16:5
For thus says Yahweh, Don't enter into the house of mourning, neither go to lament, neither bemoan them; for I have taken away my peace from this people, says Yahweh, even loving kindness and tender mercies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 16:6
Both great and small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 22:18
Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! They shall not lament for him, saying Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 34:5
you shall die in peace; and with the burnings of your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so shall they make a burning for you; and they shall lament you, saying, Ah Lord! for I have spoken the word, says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 49:3
Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, you daughters of Rabbah, dress yourself in sackcloth: lament, and run back and forth among the fences; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Lamentations 2:8
Yahweh has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; He has stretched out the line, he has not withdrawn his hand from destroying; He has made the rampart and wall to lament; they languish together.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 2:10
He spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 9:4
Yahweh said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry over all the abominations that are done in its midst.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 19:14
Fire is gone out of the rods of its branches, it has devoured its fruit, so that there is in it no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 24:16
Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke; yet neither shalt thou make lamentation nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down.
(Root in JPS NIV)

Ezekiel 27:32
In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for you, and lament over you, saying, Who is there like Tyre, like her who is brought to silence in the midst of the sea?
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 32:16
This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude, shall they lament therewith, says the Lord Yahweh.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joel 1:8
Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Joel 1:13
Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Amos 5:1
Listen to this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Micah 1:8
For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will howl like the jackals, and moan like the daughters of owls.
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Micah 2:4
In that day they will take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, saying,'We are utterly ruined! My people's possession is divided up. Indeed he takes it from me and assigns our fields to traitors!'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Lament

Related Terms

Lamentation (45 Occurrences)

Lamented (19 Occurrences)

Weep (97 Occurrences)

Bewail (9 Occurrences)

Chanted (4 Occurrences)

Chant (2 Occurrences)

Sigh (18 Occurrences)

Wail (50 Occurrences)

Hordes (24 Occurrences)

Mourn (87 Occurrences)

Lamentations (6 Occurrences)

Ah (43 Occurrences)

Aloud (141 Occurrences)

Jehoi'akim (34 Occurrences)

Lamentable (1 Occurrence)

Languish (13 Occurrences)

Funeral (3 Occurrences)

Moan (13 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Bemoan (9 Occurrences)

Complain (19 Occurrences)

Angle (19 Occurrences)

Gird (44 Occurrences)

Therewith (53 Occurrences)

Alas (62 Occurrences)

Withdrawn (28 Occurrences)

Spoiled (69 Occurrences)

Wailing (44 Occurrences)

Josi'ah (50 Occurrences)

Lamenting (8 Occurrences)

Mourned (54 Occurrences)

Sackcloth (47 Occurrences)

Absalom (93 Occurrences)

Majesty (67 Occurrences)

Stripped (62 Occurrences)

Howl (29 Occurrences)

Splendor (87 Occurrences)

Mourning (85 Occurrences)

Jehoiakim (37 Occurrences)

Virginity (12 Occurrences)

Kinah (1 Occurrence)

Ostriches (8 Occurrences)

Odors (8 Occurrences)

Owls (7 Occurrences)

Odours (8 Occurrences)

Jashar (2 Occurrences)

Joab (128 Occurrences)

Jackals (20 Occurrences)

Laughter (14 Occurrences)

Languished (10 Occurrences)

Luxury (8 Occurrences)

Lameness (1 Occurrence)

Gloom (29 Occurrences)

Greet (46 Occurrences)

Gladness (83 Occurrences)

Gash (3 Occurrences)

Grieved (87 Occurrences)

Withholden (12 Occurrences)

Friendship (13 Occurrences)

Friend (139 Occurrences)

Flute (16 Occurrences)

Fish-hook (2 Occurrences)

Folds (18 Occurrences)

Fishermen (8 Occurrences)

Fishers (8 Occurrences)

Fences (6 Occurrences)

Tyrus (18 Occurrences)

Threshingfloor (18 Occurrences)

Teats (3 Occurrences)

Teat

Threshing-floor (36 Occurrences)

Repentance (28 Occurrences)

Removes (7 Occurrences)

Rue (1 Occurrence)

Revel (6 Occurrences)

Rejoices (30 Occurrences)

Rampart (9 Occurrences)

Raama (1 Occurrence)

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