The precious children of Zion (Lam 4:2-4:2)

Beth

“The precious children

Of Zion!

They are worth

Their weight

In fine gold!

How they are reckoned

As earthen pots!

They are the work

Of a potter’s hands!”

This author turns to the precious children of Zion, who are worth their weight in gold. They are the earthen jugs of the potter who made them. Thus the God made children of Jerusalem are worth more than gold. This verse starts with the Hebrew consonant letter Beth in this acrostic poem.

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