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