His servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? While 1 the child was still alive, you fasted and wept. Once the child was dead you got up and ate food!”
As David was going up the Mount of Olives, he was weeping as he went; his head was covered and his feet were bare. All the people who were with him also had their heads covered and were weeping as they went up.
At the time of the evening offering I got up from my self-abasement, 1 with my tunic and robe torn, and then dropped to my knees and spread my hands to the Lord my God.
They went up to the temple, 1 the people of Dibon went up to the high places to lament. 2 Because of what happened to Nebo and Medeba, 3 Moab wails. Every head is shaved bare, every beard is trimmed off. 4
I have indeed 1 heard the people of Israel 2 say mournfully, ‘We were like a calf untrained to the yoke. 3 You disciplined us and we learned from it. 4 Let us come back to you and we will do so, 5 for you are the Lord our God.
eighty men arrived from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria. 1 They had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes, and cut themselves to show they were mourning. 2 They were carrying grain offerings and incense to present at the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. 3
א (Alef) 1 2 Alas! 3 The city once full of people 4 now sits all alone! 5 The prominent 6 lady among the nations has become a widow! 7 The princess 8 who once ruled the provinces 9 has become
כ (Kaf) All her people groaned as they searched for a morsel of bread. 1 They exchanged 2 their valuables 3 for 4 just enough food to stay alive. 5 “Look, O Lord! Consider 6 that I have become worthless!”
ח (Khet) The Lord was determined to tear down Daughter Zion’s wall. He prepared to knock it down; 1 he did not withdraw his hand from destroying. 2 He made the ramparts and fortified walls lament; together they mourned their ruin. 3
Howl, fir tree, because the cedar has fallen; the majestic trees have been destroyed. Howl, oaks of Bashan, because the impenetrable forest has fallen.
This is a message 1 about the animals in the Negev: Through a land of distress and danger, inhabited by lionesses and roaring lions, 2 by snakes and darting adders, 3 they transport 4 their wealth on the backs of donkeys, their riches on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot help them. 5
“Son of man, sing a lament for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him: “‘You were like a lion 1 among the nations, but you are a monster in the seas; you thrash about in your streams, stir up the water with your feet, and muddy your 2 streams.
Get dressed 1 and lament, you priests! Wail, you who minister at the altar! Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you servants of my God, because no one brings grain offerings or drink offerings to the temple of your God anymore. 2
In that day people will sing this taunt song to you – they will mock you with this lament: 1 ‘We are completely destroyed; they sell off 2 the property of my people. How they remove it from me! 3 They assign our fields to the conqueror.’ 4
So Peter got up and went with them, and 1 when he arrived 2 they brought him to the upper room. All 3 the widows stood beside him, crying and showing him 4 the tunics 5 and other clothing 6 Dorcas used to make 7 while she was with them.