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Commentary on Lamentations

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1, 1–22 :

In this poem the poet first describes Jerusalem's miserable state after the destruction wrought by the Chaldeans (vv 1–11a); in v 11b the city itself takes up the lament.

1, 14 :

They have been plaited … my neck: the sins of the people have been bound together and laid as a yoke on their back; cf Mt 23, 4 .

1, 19 :

My lovers: Zion's foreign allies, who failed to help her, as the prophets had warned.

1, 22 :

Zion fully acknowledges her guilt and the justness of divine punishment; nevertheless, she pleads that her enemies also be punished for their guilt.

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