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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5899 lament
5899 lament

5899 lament

A song of mourning or sorrow. Laments may be occasioned by bereavement, personal trouble, national disaster or the judgment of God.

Lamentation occasioned by bereavement

2Sa 3:33-34 See also Ge 50:10; Jer 31:15; Mt 2:16-18; Mt 9:23 pp Mk 5:38 pp Lk 8:52; Lk 23:27; Jn 11:31-33

Lamentation occasioned by personal trouble

Ps 56:2,8; Ps 102:1-2

Lamentation occasioned by national disaster

2Ch 35:25 See also 2Sa 1:17-27; Est 4:1; Est 9:31; Jer 8:21-9:1

Lamentation occasioned by the judgment of God on Israel

Am 5:1-2 The call to lament is sometimes meant as a warning of impending judgment; La 1:1 The book of Lamentations is a series of laments after the fall of Jerusalem. See also Isa 3:24-26; Isa 29:1-2; Jer 4:7-8; Jer 7:29; Jer 9:10,17-21; La 2:5; Eze 2:9-10; Eze 19:1-14

Lamentation occasioned by the judgment of God on other nations

Isa 16:9-11 See also Isa 15:5,8; Isa 16:7; Isa 19:8; Jer 48:36; Eze 26:17-18; Eze 27:2-36; Eze 28:12-19; Eze 30:2-4; Eze 32:2-16

Lamentation as a sign of repentance

La 1:5,8; La 3:39-40; Eze 9:3-6

See also

5198weeping
5265complaints
5419mourning
5795bereavement
5952sorrow
6732repentance
7963song
9210judgment, God’s
9250woe

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