Lamentations: Cruelty and Violence

  1. God tramples "as in a winepress" mighty men, young men, and virgins. 1:15-16
  2. "The Lord Was an enemy." 2:4-8
  3. God mercilessly kills everyone, young and old. He even causes women to eat their children. 2:20-22
  4. God is like a bear or a lion who secretly pursues you and then tears you apart. 3:10-11
  5. God shoots people with his bow and his arrows pierce their kidneys ("reins"). 3:13
  6. "He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones." 3:16
  7. "Thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied." 3:43
  8. "Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them. Persecute and destroy them in anger." 3:63-64
  9. God punishes the Israelites by starving their children to death. 4:4-9
  10. God "accomplishes his fury" by making women eat their children. 4:10-11