Lamentations 5:17
Good News Translation
We are sick at our very hearts and can hardly see through our tears,

Contemporary English Version
We feel sick all over and can't even see straight;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore is our heart sorrowful, therefore are our eyes become dim.

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Therefore is our heart sorrowful, therefore are our eyes become dim.

our heart

Lamentations 1:13,22 Mem. From above he hath sent fire into my bones, and hath chastised me: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate, wasted with sorrow all the day long. . . .

Leviticus 26:36 And as to them that shall remain of you I will send fear in their hearts in the countries of their enemies. The sound of a flying leaf shall terrify them: and they shall flee as it were from the sword. They shall fall, when no man pursueth them.

Isaiah 1:5 For what shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad.

Jeremiah 8:18 My sorrow is above sorrow, my heart mourneth within me.

Jeremiah 46:5 What then? I have seen them dismayed, and turning their backs, their valiant ones slain: they fled apace, and they looked not back: terror was round about, saith the Lord.

Ezekiel 21:7,15 And when they shall say to thee: Why mournest thou? thou shalt say: For that which I hear: because it cometh, and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be made feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and water shall run down every knee: behold it cometh, and it shall be done, saith the Lord God. . . .

Micah 6:13 And I therefore began to strike thee with desolation for thy sins.

our eyes

Lamentations 2:11 Caph. My eyes have failed with weeping, my bowels are troubled: my liver is poured out upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people, when the children, and the sucklings, fainted away in the streets of the city.

Deuteronomy 28:65 Neither shalt thou be quiet, even in those nations, nor shall there be any rest for the sole of thy foot. For the Lord will give thee a fearful heart, and languishing eyes, and a soul consumed with pensiveness:

Job 17:7 My eye is dim through indignation, and my limbs are brought as it were to nothing.

Psalm 6:7 My eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old amongst all my enemies.

Psalm 31:9 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly:

Psalm 69:3 I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse, my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.

Isaiah 38:14 I will cry like a young swallow, I will meditate like a dove: my eyes are weakened looking upward: Lord, I suffer violence, answer thou for me.

Context
A Prayer for Restoration
16The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, because we have sinned. 17Therefore is our heart sorrowful, therefore are our eyes become dim.18For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it.…
Cross References
Job 17:7
My eye is dim through indignation, and my limbs are brought as it were to nothing.

Psalm 38:8
I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning of my heart.

Isaiah 1:5
For what shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad.

Jeremiah 8:18
My sorrow is above sorrow, my heart mourneth within me.

Lamentations 2:11
Caph. My eyes have failed with weeping, my bowels are troubled: my liver is poured out upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people, when the children, and the sucklings, fainted away in the streets of the city.

Additional Translations
Because of this, our hearts are faint; because of these, our eyes grow dim:For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

For this has grief come; our heart is sorrowful: for this our eyes are darkened.

For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes have grown dim,

For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim;

For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim.
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