Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Title and Position

Writer and Date

Place of Composition

Purpose

Structure and Genre

Theology

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. The destruction and misery of Jerusalem (the first lament) ch. 1

A. An observer's sorrow over Jerusalem's condition 1:1-11

1. The extent of the devastation 1:1-7

2. The cause of the desolation 1:8-11

B. Jerusalem's sorrow over her own condition 1:12-22

1. Jerusalem's call to onlookers 1:12-19

2. Jerusalem's call to the Lord 1:20-22

II. The divine punishment of Jerusalem (the second lament) ch. 2

A. God's anger 2:1-10

B. Jeremiah's grief 2:11-19

C. Jerusalem's plea 2:20-22

III. The prophet's response to divine judgment (the third lament) ch. 3

A. Jeremiah's sorrows 3:1-18

B. Jeremiah's hope 3:19-40

C. Jeremiah's prayer 3:40-66

1. A recollection of past sins 3:40-47

2. A recollection of past deliverance 3:48-66

IV. The anger of Yahweh (the fourth lament) ch. 4

A. Conditions during the siege 4:1-11

1. The first description of siege conditions 4:1-6

2. The second description of siege conditions 4:7-11

B. Causes of the siege 4:11-20

C. Hope following the siege 4:21-22

V. The response of the godly (the fifth lament) ch. 5

A. A plea to Yahweh for remembrance 5:1-18

B. A plea to Yahweh for restoration 5:19-22

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