Lamentations 3:17
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
my soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is;

King James Bible
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

American Standard Version
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace; I forgat prosperity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Vau. And my soul is removed far off from peace, I have forgotten good things.

English Revised Version
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace; I forgat prosperity.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

Lamentations 3:17 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Not merely, however, has God cut off every way of escape for him who here utters the complaint, but He pursues him in every possible way, that He may utterly destroy him. On the figure of a bear lying in wait, cf. Hosea 13:8; Amos 5:19. It is more usual to find enemies compared to lions in ambush; cf. Psalm 10:19; Psalm 17:12. The last-named passage seems to have been present to the writer's mind. The prophets frequently compare enemies to lions, e.g., Jeremiah 5:6; Jeremiah 4:7; Jeremiah 49:19; Jeremiah 50:44. - In Lamentations 3:11 the figure of the lion is discontinued; for cowreer דּרכי cannot be said of a beast. The verb here is not to be derived from סרר, to be refractory, but is the Pilel of סוּר, to go aside, deviate, make to draw back. To "make ways turn aside" may signify to make a person lose the right road, but not to drag back from the road (Thenius); it rather means to mislead, or even facere ut deficiant viae, to take away the road, so that one cannot escape. פּשּׁח is ἅπ. λεγ. in Hebrew; in Aramean it means to cut or tear in pieces: cf. [the Targum on] 1 Samuel 15:33, "Samuel פּשּׁח Agag," hewed him in pieces; and on Psalm 7:3, where the word is used for the Heb. פּרק, to tear in pieces (of a lion); here it signifies to tear away (limbs from the body, boughs from trees). This meaning is required by the context; for the following expression, שׂמני שׁומם, does not lead us to think of tearing in pieces, lacerating, but discerpere, plucking or pulling to pieces. For שׁומם, see on Lamentations 1:13, Lamentations 1:16.

Lamentations 3:17 Parallel Commentaries

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thou

Lamentations 1:16 For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me...

Psalm 119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your statutes.

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption...

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you...

Isaiah 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Jeremiah 8:15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

Jeremiah 14:19 Have you utterly rejected Judah? has your soul loathed Zion? why have you smitten us, and there is no healing for us?...

Jeremiah 16:5 For thus said the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them...

Zechariah 8:10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast...

I forgat

Genesis 41:30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt...

Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: my eye shall no more see good.

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

prosperity. Heb. good

Cross References
Isaiah 59:11
We all growl like bears; we moan and moan like doves; we hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

Jeremiah 12:12
Upon all the bare heights in the desert destroyers have come, for the sword of the LORD devours from one end of the land to the other; no flesh has peace.

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