Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Lamentations 2:17

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

The Lord hate done that - This and the sixteenth verse should be interchanged, to follow the order of the letters in the Hebrew alphabet; as the sixteenth has פ phe for its acrostic letter, and the seventeenth has ע ain, which should precede the other in the order of the alphabet.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

That which he had devised - Or, what he purposed. Zion‘s ruin was the fulfillment of God‘s determination, of which they had been forwarned from the days of old (see the margin reference).

Fulfilled - Or, finished.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Causes for lamentation are described. Multitudes perished by famine. Even little children were slain by their mother's hands, and eaten, according to the threatening, De 28:53. Multitudes fell by the sword. Their false prophets deceived them. And their neighbours laughed at them. It is a great sin to jest at others' miseries, and adds much affliction to the afflicted. Their enemies triumphed over them. The enemies of the church are apt to take its shocks for its ruins; but they will find themselves deceived. Calls to lamentation are given; and comforts for the cure of these lamentations are sought. Prayer is a salve for every sore, even the sorest; a remedy for every malady, even the most grievous. Our business in prayer is to refer our case to the Lord, and leave it with him. His will be done. Let us fear God, and walk humbly before him, and take heed lest we fall.
Cross References
he hath thrown
he hath caused