SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:20 Resh : Mira, oh SEÑOR, que estoy atribulada; mis entrañas rugen, mi corazón está trastornado en medio de mí; porque me rebelé desaforadamente; de fuera me desahijó el cuchillo, de dentro aparece la muerte.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Lamentations 1:20 Verse 20. Abroad the sword bereaveth] WAR is through the country; and at home death; the pestilence and famine rage in the city; calamity in every shape is fallen upon me.
Virgil represents the calamities of Troy under the same image:- - Nec soli poenas dant sanguine Teucri: Quondam etiam victis redit in praecordia virtus; Victoresque cadunt Danai. Crudelis ubique Luctus, ubique Pavor, et plurima mortis imago. AEneid. lib. ii. 366.
"Not only Trojans fall; but, in their turn, The vanquished triumph, and the victors mourn.
Ours take new courage from despair and night; Confused the fortune is, confused the fight.
All parts resound with tumults, plaints, and fears; And grisly death in sundry shapes appears." DRYDEN.
So Milton] " - Despair Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook." Par. Lost, B. xi. 489.
Jeremiah, chap. ix. 21, uses the same image:- Death is come up into our windows: He hath entered our palaces, To cut off the infants without, And the young men in our streets.
So Silius Italicus, II. 5xlviii. - Mors graditur, vasto pandens cava guttura rletu, Casuroque inhians populo.
"Death stalks along, and opens his hideous throat to gulp down the people."
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 20. Behold, O Lord, for I [am] in distress , etc.] Thus she turns from one to another; sometimes she addresses strangers, people that pass by; sometimes she calls to her lovers; and at other times to God, which is best of all, to have pity and compassion on her in her distress; and from whom it may be most expected, who is a God of grace and mercy: my bowels are troubled ; as the sea, agitated by winds, which casts up mire and dirt; or as any waters, moved by anything whatsoever, become thick and muddy; or like wine in fermentation; so the word f35 , in the Arabic language, signifies, expressive of great disturbance, confusion, and uneasiness: mine heart is turned within me ; has no rest nor peace: for I have grievously rebelled ; against God and his word; her sins were greatly aggravated, and these lay heavy on her mind and conscience, and greatly distressed her: abroad the sword bereaveth ; this, and what follows in the next clause, describe the state and condition of the Jews, while the city was besieged; without it, the sword of the Chaldeans bereaved mothers of their children, and children of their parents, and left them desolate: at home [there is] as death ; within the city, and in the houses of it, the famine raged, which was as death, and worse than immediate death; it was a lingering one: or, “in the house [was] certain death” f36 ; for the “caph” here is not a mere note of similitude, but of certainty and reality; to abide at home was sure and certain death, nothing else could be expected. The Targum is “within the famine kills like the destroying angel that is appointed over death;” (see Hebrews 2:14); and Jarchi interprets it of the fear of demons and noxious spirits, and the angels of death.
Matthew Henry Commentary
The miserable state of Jerusalem, the just consequences of its sins (Lam. 1:1-11) Jerusalem represented as a captive female, lamenting, an seeking the mercy of God. (Lam. 1:12-22)
Lam. 1:1-11 The prophet sometimes speaks in his own person; at othe times Jerusalem, as a distressed female, is the speaker, or some of the Jews. The description shows the miseries of the Jewish nation Jerusalem became a captive and a slave, by reason of the greatness of her sins; and had no rest from suffering. If we allow sin, our greates adversary, to have dominion over us, justly will other enemies also be suffered to have dominion. The people endured the extremities of famin and distress. In this sad condition Jerusalem acknowledged her sin, an entreated the Lord to look upon her case. This is the only way to make ourselves easy under our burdens; for it is the just anger of the Lor for man's transgressions, that has filled the earth with sorrows lamentations, sickness, and death.
Lam. 1:12-22 Jerusalem, sitting dejected on the ground, calls on thos that passed by, to consider whether her example did not concern them Her outward sufferings were great, but her inward sufferings wer harder to bear, through the sense of guilt. Sorrow for sin must be great sorrow, and must affect the soul. Here we see the evil of sin and may take warning to flee from the wrath to come. Whatever may be learned from the sufferings of Jerusalem, far more may be learned from the sufferings of Christ. Does he not from the cross speak to every on of us? Does he not say, Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Le all our sorrows lead us to the cross of Christ, lead us to mark his example, and cheerfully to follow him __________________________________________________________________
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