- Chapter 1
Jeremiah laments the miserable condition of Jerusalem—Jerusalem herself complains of her deep sorrow.
- Chapter 2
Misery, sorrow, and desolation prevail in Jerusalem.
- Chapter 3
Jeremiah, speaking for Judah, laments the calamity but trusts in the Lord and prays for deliverance.
- Chapter 4
The condition of Zion is pitiful because of sin and iniquity.
- Chapter 5
Jeremiah recites in prayer the sorrowful condition of Zion.