Lamentations 5:9
Good News Translation
Murderers roam through the countryside; we risk our lives when we look for food.

Contemporary English Version
We are in danger from brutal desert tribes; we must risk our lives just to bring in our crops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We fetched our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the desert.

New American Bible
We risk our lives just to get bread, exposed to the desert heat;

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We fetched our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the desert.

Judges 6:11 And an angel of the Lord came, and sat under an oak that was in Ephra, and belonged to Joas, the father of the family of Ezri. And when Gedeon, his son, was threshing and cleansing wheat by the winepress, to flee from Madian,

2 Samuel 23:17 Saying: The Lord be merciful to me, that I may not do this: shall I drink the blood of these men that went, and the peril of their lives? therefore he would not drink. These things did these three mighty men.

Jeremiah 40:9-12 And Godolias the son of Ahicam the son of Saphan swore to them and to their companions, saying: Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you. . . .

Jeremiah 41:1-10,18 And it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ismahel the son of Nathanias, the son of Elisama of the royal blood, and the nobles of the king, and ten men with him, came to Godolias the son of Ahicam into Masphath: and they ate bread there together in Masphath. . . .

Ezekiel 4:16,17 And he said to me: Son of man: Behold, I will break in pieces the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care: and they shall drink water by measure, and in distress. . . .

Ezekiel 12:18,19 Son of man, eat thy bread in trouble and drink thy water in hurry and sorrow. . . .

Context
A Prayer for Restoration
8Servants have ruled over us: there was none to redeem us out of their hand. 9We fetched our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the desert.10Our skin was burnt as an oven, by reason of the violence of the famine.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 40:9
And Godolias the son of Ahicam the son of Saphan swore to them and to their companions, saying: Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

Ezekiel 12:18
Son of man, eat thy bread in trouble and drink thy water in hurry and sorrow.

Additional Translations
We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness.We got our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

We shall bring in our bread with danger of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

We have to get our bread at the risk of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

We get our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

We procured our bread with the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
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