Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I sat down
1 Samuel 4:17
And the man said, Israel went in flight from the Philistines, and there has been great destruction among the people, and your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been taken.
Now while Ezra was making his prayer and his statement of wrongdoing, weeping and falling down before the house of God, a very great number of men and women and children out of Israel came together round him: for the people were weeping bitterly.
I am on fire with passion for your house; and the hard things which are said about you have come on me.
By the rivers of Babylon we were seated, weeping at the memory of Zion,
And turning my face to the Lord God, I gave myself up to prayer, requesting his grace, going without food, in haircloth and dust.
I will take away your troubles, lifting up your shame from off you.
Take part in the joy of those who are glad, and in the grief of those who are sorrowing.