Lamentations chapter 1
1:1-11. The miseries of Jerusalem and of the Jews pathetically lamented, with confessions of their sins.
1:12-17. The attention and compassion of beholders demanded to this unprecedented case.
1:18-22. The justice of God acknowledged, and his mercy supplicated, with prayers against insulting foes.
Lamentations chapter 2
2:1-19. Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem.
2:20-22. He complains thereof to God.
Lamentations chapter 3
3:1-21. The prophet bewails his own calamities.
3:22-36. By the mercies of God, he nourishes his hope.
3:37-54. He acknowledges God's justice.
3:55-63. He prays for deliverance,
3:64-66. and vengeance on his enemies.
Lamentations chapter 4
4:1-12. Zion bewails her pitiful estate.
4:13-20. She confesses her sins.
4:21-22. Edom is threatened and Zion comforted.
Lamentations chapter 5
5:1-22. A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.