Lamentations 3:5
Good News Translation
He has shut me in a prison of misery and anguish.

Contemporary English Version
He attacked and surrounded me with hardships and trouble;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beth. He hath built round about me, and he hath compassed me with gall, and labour.

New American Bible
He has besieged me all around with poverty and hardship;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Beth. He hath built round about me, and he hath compassed me with gall, and labour.

builded

Lamentations 3:7-9 Ghimel. He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy. . . .

Job 19:8 He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

gall

Lamentations 3:19 Zain. Remember my poverty, and transgression, the wormwood and the gall.

Psalm 69:21 And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fenced city, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and hath given us water of gall to drink: for we have sinned against the Lord.

Jeremiah 9:15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Behold I will feed this people with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

Jeremiah 23:15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts to the prophets: Behold I will feed them with wormwood, and will give them gall to drink: for from the prophets of Jerusalem corruption is gone forth into all the land.

Context
Jeremiah's Afflictions
4Beth. My skin and my flesh he hath made old, he hath broken my bones. 5Beth. He hath built round about me, and he hath compassed me with gall, and labour.6Beth. He hath set me in dark places as those that are dead for ever.…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army, then know that the desolation thereof is at hand.

Job 19:8
He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

Jeremiah 23:15
Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts to the prophets: Behold I will feed them with wormwood, and will give them gall to drink: for from the prophets of Jerusalem corruption is gone forth into all the land.

Lamentations 3:19
Zain. Remember my poverty, and transgression, the wormwood and the gall.

Additional Translations
He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.He has built against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

BETH. He has built against me, and compassed my head, and brought travail upon me.

He hath built against me, and encompassed [me] with gall and toil.

He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

He hath built against me, and compassed me with gall and labor.

He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.

He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness.
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