Lamentations 3:1
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English Standard Version
I am the man who has seen affliction under the rod of his wrath;

King James Bible
I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

American Standard Version
I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Aleph. I am the man that see my poverty by the rod of his indignation.

English Revised Version
I AM the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this calamity, which Jahveh has ordained, it is only He who can bring comfort and help; [and this He will do], if earnest and incessant complaint be made to Him regarding the misery. In order to turn the thoughts of the people in this direction, the prophet lays emphasis on the fact that God has now executed this destruction which He has threatened long before, and has prepared for the triumph of the enemy. "Jahveh hath done what He hath purposed," has now performed the word which He has commanded all along from the days of yore. Zechariah (Zechariah 1:6) also lays this truth before the heart of his contemporaries. בּצּע, to cut off, is used metaphorically in the sense of finishing, completing, as in Isaiah 10:12; Zechariah 4:9. To fulfil a word that has been ordered, signifies to execute it. צוּה does not mean to announce, but to command, order; the word has been chosen, not merely with reference to the fact that the threatened rejection of Israel was announced in the law, but also with regard to the circumstance that the threat of punishment for sins is an evidence of the moral government of the world, and the holiness of the Lord and Ruler of the world demands the punishment of every act of rebellion against the government and decrees of God. "The days of old" are the times of Moses; for Jeremiah has before his mind the threatenings of the law, Leviticus 26:23., Deuteronomy 28:15. "Without sparing," as Jeremiah (Jeremiah 4:28) has announced to the people. In the following clause, "He hath made thine enemy rejoice over thee," thoughts are reproduced from Psalm 89:43. To "exalt the horn" means to grant power and victory; cf. 1 Samuel 21:1; Psalm 75:5.

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the man

Lamentations 1:12-14 Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow, which is done to me...

Job 19:21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

Psalm 71:20 You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalm 88:7,15,16 Your wrath lies hard on me, and you have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah...

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...

Jeremiah 15:17,18 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with indignation...

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed...

Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison...

his wrath. That is the wrath of God

Cross References
Psalm 88:7
Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah

Psalm 88:15
Afflicted and close to death from my youth up, I suffer your terrors; I am helpless.

Jeremiah 20:18
Why did I come out from the womb to see toil and sorrow, and spend my days in shame?

Jeremiah 43:6
the men, the women, the children, the princesses, and every person whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan; also Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch the son of Neriah.

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