Lamentations 2* Lamentation for the misery of Jerusalem.1-9 A sad representation is here made of the state of God'schurch, of Jacob and Israel; but the notice seems mostly torefer to the hand of the Lord in their calamities. Yet God isnot an enemy to his people, when he is angry with them andcorrects them. And gates and bars stand in no stead when Godwithdraws his protection. It is just with God to cast down thoseby judgments, who debase themselves by sin; and to deprive thoseof the benefit and comfort of sabbaths and ordinances, who havenot duly valued nor observed them. What should they do withBibles, who make no improvement of them? Those who misuse God'sprophets, justly lose them. It becomes necessary, thoughpainful, to turn the thoughts of the afflicted to the hand ofGod lifted up against them, and to their sins as the source oftheir miseries. 10-22 Causes for lamentation are described. Multitudes perishedby famine. Even little children were slain by their mother'shands, and eaten, according to the threatening, #De 28:53|.Multitudes fell by the sword. Their false prophets deceivedthem. And their neighbours laughed at them. It is a great sin tojest at others' miseries, and adds much affliction to theafflicted. Their enemies triumphed over them. The enemies of thechurch are apt to take its shocks for its ruins; but they willfind themselves deceived. Calls to lamentation are given; andcomforts for the cure of these lamentations are sought. Prayeris a salve for every sore, even the sorest; a remedy for everymalady, even the most grievous. Our business in prayer is torefer our case to the Lord, and leave it with him. His will bedone. Let us fear God, and walk humbly before him, and take heedlest we fall.
Copyright information for MHCC
Welcome to STEP Bible
From Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Use the search box to find Bibles, commentaries, passages, search terms, etc. Here are some examples:
This shows how to quickly lookup a passage.
Looking up a passage in three different translations is also easy.
This asks STEP to search for the Greek word for 'brother' and show the results in the ESV.
This example runs both a 'Hebrew word search' and a 'Text' search and shows the results in both the NIV and ESV.
You can mix most searches. This finds any word translated as 'throne' in the Prophets and the New Testament, but only in verses concerning the topic 'David'. This excludes verses which refer to a 'throne' in other contexts.
Interlinear Hebrew & Greek is available for some translations with grammar (and more soon). To reverse the interlinear order, click on a version abbreviation under the verse number.
© Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK - 2018