Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
But now they that are younger than I hold me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
For what nation is there so great, that has God so near unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
For the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
He shows his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved regarding his vineyard. My well-beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill:
All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.