Yahweh has brought destruction (Lam 2:5-2:5)


“Yahweh has become

Like an enemy.

He has destroyed


He has destroyed

All its palaces.

He has laid in ruins

Its strongholds.

He has multiplied


In daughter Judah.

He has multiplied


Yahweh has become the enemy of Israel. He has destroyed it, with all its palaces, with all its fortresses. Among Judah and Judeans, he has multiplied mourning and lamentations. It is as if Yahweh was fighting against Israel. This verse starts with the Hebrew consonant letter He. Each verse after this will use the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet in this acrostic poem.