Lamentations 2:16
Good News Translation
All your enemies mock you and glare at you with hate. They curl their lips and sneer, "We have destroyed it! This is the day we have waited for!"

Contemporary English Version
Zion, your enemies curse you and snarl like wild animals, while shouting, "This is the day we've waited for! At last, we've got you!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Phe. All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they have hissed, and gnashed with the teeth, and have said: We will swallow her up: lo, this is the day which we looked for: we have found it, we have seen it.

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Phe. All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they have hissed, and gnashed with the teeth, and have said: We will swallow her up: lo, this is the day which we looked for: we have found it, we have seen it.

thine

Lamentations 3:46 Phe. All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

Job 16:9,10 My wrinkles bear witness against me, and a false speaker riseth up against my face, contradicting me. [10] He hath gathered together his fury against me, and threatening me he hath gnashed with his teeth upon me: my enemy hath beheld me with terrible eyes. . . .

Psalm 22:13 They have opened their mouths against me, as a lion ravening and roaring.

Psalm 35:21 And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it.

Psalm 109:2 O God, be not thou silent in my praise: for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful man is opened against me.

gnash

Psalm 35:16 They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn: they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Psalm 37:12 The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth.

Psalm 112:10 The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with his teeth and pine away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Acts 7:54 Now hearing these things, they were cut to the heart: and they gnashed with their teeth at him.

we have swallowed

Psalm 56:2 My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me.

Psalm 57:3 He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,

Psalm 124:3 Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,

Isaiah 49:19 For thy deserts, and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction shall now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be chased far away.

Jeremiah 50:7,17 All that found them, have devoured them: and their enemies said: We have not sinned in so doing: because they have sinned against the Lord the beauty of justice, and against the Lord the hope of their fathers. . . .

Jeremiah 51:34 Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath eaten me up, he hath devoured me: he hath made me as an empty vessel: he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicate meats, and he hath cast me out.

Ezekiel 25:3,6,15 And thou shalt say to the children of Ammon: Hear ye the word of the Lord God: Thus saith the Lord God: Because thou hast said: Ha, ha, upon my sanctuary, because it was profaned: and upon the land of Israel, because it was laid waste: and upon the house of Juda, because they are led into captivity: . . .

Ezekiel 36:3 Therefore prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Because you have been desolate, and trodden under foot on every side, and made an inheritance to the rest of the nations, and are become the subject of the talk, and the reproach of the people:

Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now is he become among the nations like an unclean vessel.

Zephaniah 2:8-10 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the blasphemies of the children of Ammon, with which they reproached my people, and have magnified themselves upon their borders. . . .

we have seen

Psalm 35:21 And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it.

Psalm 41:8 They determined against me an unjust word: shall he that sleepeth rise again no more?

Obadiah 1:12-16 In the day when thou stoodest against him, when strangers carried away his army captive, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem: thou also wast as one of them. . . .

Context
God's Anger over Jerusalem
15Samech. All they that passed by the way have clapped their hands at thee: they have hissed, and wagged their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying: Is this the city of perfect beauty, the joy of all the earth? 16Phe. All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they have hissed, and gnashed with the teeth, and have said: We will swallow her up: lo, this is the day which we looked for: we have found it, we have seen it.17Ain. The Lord hath done that which he purposed, he hath fulfilled his word, which he commanded in the days of old: he hath destroyed, and hath not spared, and he hath caused the enemy to rejoice over thee, and hath set up the horn of thy adversaries.…
Cross References
Job 16:9
My wrinkles bear witness against me, and a false speaker riseth up against my face, contradicting me. [10] He hath gathered together his fury against me, and threatening me he hath gnashed with his teeth upon me: my enemy hath beheld me with terrible eyes.

Job 16:10
They have opened their mouths upon me, and reproaching me they have struck me on the cheek, they are filled with my pains.

Psalm 22:13
They have opened their mouths against me, as a lion ravening and roaring.

Psalm 35:16
They were separated, and repented not: they tempted me, they scoffed at me with scorn: they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 37:12
The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth.

Psalm 56:2
My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me.

Psalm 124:3
Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,

Jeremiah 29:18
And I will persecute them with the sword, and with famine, and with the pestilence: and I will give them up unto affliction to all the kingdoms of the earth: to be a curse, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach to all the nations to which I have driven them out:

Jeremiah 51:34
Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath eaten me up, he hath devoured me: he hath made me as an empty vessel: he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicate meats, and he hath cast me out.

Lamentations 3:46
Phe. All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

Obadiah 1:12
In the day when thou stoodest against him, when strangers carried away his army captive, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem: thou also wast as one of them.

Additional Translations
All your enemies open their mouths against you. They hiss and gnash their teeth, saying, “We have swallowed her up. This is the day for which we have waited. We have lived to see it!”All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

All thine enemies have opened their mouth wide against thee; They hiss and gnash the teeth; they say, We have swallowed her up; Certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

AIN. All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they have hissed and gnashed their teeth, and said, We have swallowed her up: moreover this is the day which we looked for; we have found it, we have seen it.

All thine enemies open their mouth against thee, they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed [her] up; this is forsooth the day that we looked for: we have found, we have seen [it].

All thine enemies have opened their mouth wide against thee; they hiss and gnash the teeth; they say, We have swallowed her up; certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

All your enemies have opened their mouth wide against you; They hiss and gnash the teeth; they say, We have swallowed her up; Certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.

Opened against thee their mouth have all thine enemies, They have hissed, yea, they gnash the teeth, They have said: 'We have swallowed her up, Surely this is the day that we looked for, We have found -- we have seen.'
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