Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I sat down
1 Samuel 4:17
And he bearing tidings will answer and say, Israel fled before Philisteim, and also a great slaughter was among the people, and also thy two sons died, Hophni and Phinehas; and the ark of God was taken.
And as Ezra prayed, and as he confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there were gathered to him from Israel a very great convocation of men and women and children: for the people wept a great weeping.
For the zeal of thy house devoured me, and the reproaches of those reproaching thee fell upon me.
Thou wilt arise, thou wilt compassionate Zion: for the time to compassionate her for the appointment came.
By the rivers of Babel, there we sat down: also we wept in our remembering Zion.
And I will give my face to Jehovah God to seek prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes:
I will assemble those grieved for the appointment, who were from thee, the lifting up upon it a reproach.
To rejoice with the rejoicing, and weep with the weeping.