Lamentations 3:12
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English Standard Version
he bent his bow and set me as a target for his arrow.

King James Bible
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

American Standard Version
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Daleth. He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for his arrows.

English Revised Version
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Lamentations 3:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Lamentations 3:6 is a verbatim reminiscence from Psalm 143:3. מחשׁכּים is the darkness of the grave and of Sheol; cf. Psalm 88:7. מתי עולם does not mean "the dead of antiquity" (Rosenmller, Maurer, Ewald, Thenius, etc.), but, as in Psalm 143:3, those eternally dead, who lie in the long night of death, from which there is no return into this life. In opposition to the explanation dudum mortui, Gerlach fittingly remarks, that "it makes no difference whether they have been dead long ago or only recently, inasmuch as those dead and buried a short time ago lie in darkness equally with those who have long been dead;" while it avails nothing to point to Psalm 88:5-7, as Ngelsbach does, since the special subject there treated of is not those who have long been dead.

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Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit...

Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you...

Job 16:12,13 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark...

Psalm 7:12,13 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready...

Psalm 38:2 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore.

Cross References
Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 7:20
If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your mark? Why have I become a burden to you?

Job 16:12
I was at ease, and he broke me apart; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as his target;

Psalm 7:12
If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow;

Psalm 38:2
For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me.

Lamentations 2:4
He has bent his bow like an enemy, with his right hand set like a foe; and he has killed all who were delightful in our eyes in the tent of the daughter of Zion; he has poured out his fury like fire.

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