885. That "crying" in the Word is said of grief and fear of falsities from hell, and thence of devastation by them, appears from the following passages:
The former troubles are forgotten, and they shall be hidden from Mine eyes; then the voice of weeping shall not be heard in her, nor the voice of crying (Isa. 65:16, 19);
speaking of Jerusalem in like manner as here in Revelation:
They are blackened in the land, and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up (Jer. 14:2 seq.).
Lamentation over the falsities which devastate the church is treated of:
Jehovah looked for judgment, but behold a scab; for justice, but behold a cry (Isa. 5:7).
The voice of the cry of the shepherds, for Jehovah layeth waste their pasture (Jer. 25:36).
The voice of a cry from the fish gate, because their wealth is become a booty, and their houses a desolation (Zeph. 1:10, 13).
Besides other places (as Isa. 14:31; 15:4-6, 8; 24:11; 30:19; Jer. 46:12, 14). But it is to be known that "a cry" in the Word is said in reference to every affection that breaks forth from the heart, wherefore it is a voice of lamentation, of imploring, of supplication from grief, of entreaty, of indignation, of confession, yea of exultation.