SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:21 Sin : Niños y viejos yacían por tierra en las calles; mis vírgenes y mis jóvenes cayeron a cuchillo. Mataste en el día de tu furor; degollaste, no perdonaste.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 21. The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets , etc.] Young men and old men, virgins and aged women; these promiscuously lay on the ground in the public streets, fainting and dying for want of food; or lay killed there by the sword of the enemy; the Chaldeans sparing neither age nor sex. The Targum interprets it of their sleeping on the ground, “young men slept on the ground in the villages, and old men who used to lie on pillows of fine wool, and on beds of ivory;” but the former sense is confirmed by what follows: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword ; by the sword of the Chaldeans, when they entered the city: thou hast slain [them] in the day of thine anger: thou hast killed , [and] not pitied ; the Chaldeans were only instruments; it was the Lord’s doing; it was according to his will; it was what he had purposed and decreed; what he had solemnly declared and threatened; and now in his providence brought about, for the sins of the Jews, by which he was provoked to anger; and so gave them up into the hands of their enemies, to slay them without mercy; and which is here owned; the church takes notice of the hand of God in all this.
Matthew Henry Commentary
Lamentation for the misery of Jerusalem.
Lam. 2:1-9 A sad representation is here made of the state of God' church, of Jacob and Israel; but the notice seems mostly to refer to the hand of the Lord in their calamities. Yet God is not an enemy to his people, when he is angry with them and corrects them. And gates an bars stand in no stead when God withdraws his protection. It is jus with God to cast down those by judgments, who debase themselves by sin and to deprive those of the benefit and comfort of sabbaths an ordinances, who have not duly valued nor observed them. What shoul they do with Bibles, who make no improvement of them? Those who misus God's prophets, justly lose them. It becomes necessary, though painful to turn the thoughts of the afflicted to the hand of God lifted u against them, and to their sins as the source of their miseries.
Lam. 2:10-22 Causes for lamentation are described. Multitudes perishe by famine. Even little children were slain by their mother's hands, an eaten, according to the threatening, Deut. 28:53. Multitudes fell by the sword. Their false prophets deceived them. And their neighbour laughed at them. It is a great sin to jest at others' miseries, an adds much affliction to the afflicted. Their enemies triumphed ove them. The enemies of the church are apt to take its shocks for it ruins; but they will find themselves deceived. Calls to lamentation ar given; and comforts for the cure of these lamentations are sought Prayer is a salve for every sore, even the sorest; a remedy for ever malady, even the most grievous. Our business in prayer is to refer ou case to the Lord, and leave it with him. His will be done. Let us fea God, and walk humbly before him, and take heed lest we fall __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew שׁכבו 7901 לארץ 776 חוצות 2351 נער 5288 וזקן 2205 בתולתי 1330 ובחורי 970 נפלו 5307 בחרב 2719 הרגת 2026 ביום 3117 אפך 639 טבחת 2873 לא 3808 חמלת׃ 2550