Lamentations 1‑5
(expression of deep sorrow)
Heart sorrow over Jerusalem’s miseries. The Spirit of Christ entering sympathetically into the sorrows of them whom He is chastening. Jerusalem had been utterly destroyed and abandoned, nevertheless through grace producing contrition, there was hope of the restoration of the remnant.
Chapters 1, 2 and 4 each have 22 verses commencing with the Hebrew alphabet.
Chapter 3 has 22 stanzas of 3 verses, each of which begins with its letter.
Chapter 5 is a prayer of 22 verses. B.C. 588.