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Book of Lamentations

Lamentations Summary

The Book of Lamentations is a poetic book of the Old Testament that was written by the Jewish prophet Jeremiah. He wrote this Biblical poem after the destruction of the city of Jerusalem that he attempted to prevent. It mourns the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple.

Christians traditionally read from the Book of Lamentations during Tenebrae of the Holy Triduum.

Chapters in Lamentations


Most Popular Verses in Lamentations

Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness....
Lamentations 3:22 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, b...
Lamentations 3:27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth...
Lamentations 1:20 Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are tro...
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I...