Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.

A doleful lamentation

Bible References


Numbers 23:7
And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel.
Numbers 24:3
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, and the man whose eye was closed says,
Job 27:1
And Job again took up his parable, and said,
Isaiah 14:4
that thou shall take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, How has the oppressor ceased, the golden city ceased!
Ezekiel 16:44
Behold, everyone who uses proverbs shall use [this] proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
Habakkuk 2:6
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him who increases that which is not his (how long?) and who loads himself with pledges!
Mark 12:12
And they sought to seize him. And they feared the multitude, for they knew that he spoke the parable against them. And having left him, they went away.

And lament

2 Samuel 1:17
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son
2 Chronicles 35:25
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah. And all the singing men and singing women spoke of Josiah in their lamentations to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel, and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
Jeremiah 9:10
For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none passes through, nor can men hear the voice of the cattle. Both the birds of the
Jeremiah 14:18
If I go forth into the field, then, behold, the slain with the sword! And if I enter into the city, then, behold, those who are sick with famine! For both the prophet and the priest go about in the land, and have no knowledge.
Joel 1:8
Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
Amos 5:1
Hear ye this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel.

A doleful lamentation

Ezekiel 2:10
And he spread it before me, and it was written inside and outside. And there were written in it lamentations and mourning and woe.


Deuteronomy 28:29
and thou shall grope at noonday, as the blind man gropes in darkness. And thou shall not prosper in thy ways. And thou shall only be oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save thee.
Isaiah 6:11
Then I said, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until cities be waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land become utterly waste,
Isaiah 24:3
The earth shall be utterly emptied, and utterly laid waste, for LORD has spoken this word.
Jeremiah 9:19
For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How we are ruined! We are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because they have cast down our dwellings.
Jeremiah 25:9
behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, says LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants of it, and against all these nations roun
Zephaniah 1:2
I will utterly consume all things from off the face of the ground, says LORD.

He hath changed

Micah 2:10
Arise ye, and depart, for this is not your resting-place, because of uncleanness that destroys, even with a grievous destruction.
Micah 1:15
I will yet bring to thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah, him who shall possess thee. The glory of Israel shall come even to Adullam.
2 Kings 17:23
until LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he spoke by all his servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria to this day.
2 Chronicles 36:20
And those who had escaped from the sword he carried away to Babylon, and they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia,
Isaiah 63:17
O LORD, why do thou make us to err from thy ways, and harden our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.