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Geneva Bible Notes (1560): Lamentations 4

1 a By the golde he meaneth the Princes, as by the stones he vnderstandeth the Priestes.

2 b Which are of smale estimation & haue none honour.

2 / Or, hid.

2 / Or, sonnes.

3 c Thogh the dragons be cruel, yet thei pitie their yong and nourish them, which thing Jerusalem doeth not.

3 d The women forsake their children as the ostriche doeth her eggs, {Job. 39,17}.

8 e They that were before moste in Gods fauour, are now in greatest abomination vnto him, {Nomb. 6,2}.

9 f For lacke of fode they pyne away, and consume.

13 g He meaneth that these things are come to passe therefore, contrary to all mens expectation.

14 h Some referre this to the blinde men, which as they went, stombled on the bood, whereof the citie was ful.

14 i Meaning, the heathen which came to destroy them, colde not abyde them.

16 k That is, the enemies.

17 l He sheweth two principal causes of their destruction: their crueltie, & their vaine confidence in man: for they trusted in the helpe of the Egyptians.

20 m Our King Josiah, in whome stode our hope of Gods fauour, and on home depended our state & life, was slayne whome he calleth anointed, because he was a figure of Christ.

21 / Or, shew thy nakednes.

22 o He comforteth the Churche by that after seuentie yeres their sorowes shal haue an end, where as the wicked shulde be tormented for euer.