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5:2 Fallen. This term is used in other laments (e.g., 2 Sam. 1:19, 25, 27; 3:34; Lam. 2:21).
virgin Israel. This kind of personification is used of Israel (cf. Jer. 18:13; 2 Kin. 19:21) and of other nations such as Babylon (Is. 47:1) and Egypt (Jer. 46:11).