Tisha B’Av

Hacker By the Waters of Babylon

The Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah Chapter 1

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669). From Wikipedia.

1 How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the . . . → Read More: Tisha B’Av

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: V

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

A Prayer for Mercy

Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.

Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.

We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

Our necks are under persecution: . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: V

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: IV

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

The Punishment of Zion Accomplished

How is the gold become dim! How is the most fine gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.

The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: IV

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: III

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

3 Hope of Relief through God’s Mercy

I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.

My flesh and my skin hath . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: III

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: II

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

Zion’s Sorrows Come from the Lord

How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: II

The Lamentations of Jeremiah: I

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn -Jeremia treurend over de verwoesting van Jeruzalem

The Sorrows of Captive Zion

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all . . . → Read More: The Lamentations of Jeremiah: I