Lamentations (6)

Article 6 of 6 in the series Lamentations

Exposition | by | Volume 30, Issue 4 | July – August 2024

Concluding the book, this song is a powerful plea to Yahweh to look down from His dwelling place, see their suffering and bring about national renewal and forgiveness. Chapter 3 described the “man that hath seen affliction” and his perspective on the suffering of the nation. In verses 40-41, “the man” encourages the nation to lift their hearts to God and join him in prayer. It seems as if chapter 5 is the outworking of this, as the chorus at the end of the book, perhaps led by the man himself. 

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