Luke indicated that Jesus asked (Ἔλεγεν οὖν) what the kingdom of God was like (Τίνι ὁμοία ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ)? What could he compare it to (καὶ τίνι ὁμοιώσω αὐτήν)? Jesus was trying to figure out how to explain the kingdom of God. Could he find anything comparable? This saying of Jesus about the kingdom of God can also be found in Mark, chapter 4:30, who might have been the source of this saying. Mark reported that Jesus said (Καὶ ἔλεγεν) what can we compare the kingdom of God with (Πῶς ὁμοιώσωμεν τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ)? What parable will we use for it (ἢ ἐν τίνι αὐτὴν παραβολῇ θῶμεν)? Jesus wanted to know how to explain the kingdom of God with a good parable. That is basically the same as here in Luke, but Luke did not mention any parable usage. How would you explain the Kingdom of God?
Daniel described, in the first-person singular, this fourth or last beast as not really comparable to any other animal. This night vision of a beast was terrifying and dreadfully strong. It had great iron teeth that devoured and tore to pieces anything it wanted to. It even stamped on whatever was left with its feet. It had 10 horns, probably a reference to the Greek, Alexander the Great, with his 10 successive rulers.
Now the author laments about how to compare what has happened in Jerusalem. Is there anything comparable? How can he comfort Zion? This virgin daughter Zion is beyond healing. Her ruin is as vast as the sea. This author of the Lamentations really sounds like a distraught elderly widow who has lost her husband. Perhaps there is an element of exaggeration, as if no other city had ever suffered defeat or ruin. This verse starts with the Hebrew consonant letter Mem. Each verse after this will use the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet in this acrostic poem.