Lamentations 3:7
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English Standard Version
He has walled me about so that I cannot escape; he has made my chains heavy;

King James Bible
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

American Standard Version
He hath walled me about, that I cannot go forth; he hath made my chain heavy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ghimel. He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy.

English Revised Version
He hath fenced me about, that I cannot go forth; he hath made my chain heavy.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

Lamentations 3:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Lamentation over grievous sufferings. The author of these sufferings is not, indeed, expressly named in the whole section, but it is unmistakeably signified that God is meant; moreover, at the end of Lamentations 3:18 the name יהוה is mentioned. The view thus given of the sufferings shows, not merely that he who utters the complaint perceives in these sufferings a chastisement by God, but also that this chastisement has become for him a soul-struggle, in which he may not take the name of God into his mouth; and only after he has given vent in lamentations to the deep sorrow of his soul, does his spirit get peace to mention the name of the Lord, and make complaint to Him of his need. Nothing certain can be inferred from the lamentations themselves regarding the person who makes complaint. It does not follow from Lamentations 3:1-3 that he was burdened with sorrows more than every one else; nor from Lamentations 3:14 that he was a personage well known to all the people, so that one could recognise the prophet in him. As little are they sufferings which Jeremiah has endured alone, and for his own sake, but sufferings such as many godly people of his time have undergone and struggled through. Against the Jeremianic authorship of the poem, therefore, no argument can be drawn from the fact that the personality of him who utters the complaint is concealed.

Lamentations 3:1

In the complaint, "I am the man that saw (i.e., lived to see) misery," the misery is not specified; and we cannot, with Rosenmller, refer עני (without the article) to the misery announced by the prophet long before. "The rod of His wrath," as in Proverbs 22:8, is the rod of God's anger; cf. Job 21:9; Job 9:34; Isaiah 10:5, etc. The suffix in עברתו is not to be referred, with Aben Ezra, to the enemy.

Lamentations 3:7 Parallel Commentaries

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hedged

Lamentations 3:9 He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he has made my paths crooked.

Job 3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Psalm 88:8 You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination to them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

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...

Hosea 2:6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

made

Lamentations 1:14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up on my neck: he has made my strength to fall...

Lamentations 5:5 Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.

Daniel 9:12 And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing on us a great evil...

Cross References
Job 3:23
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

Job 19:8
He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness upon my paths.

Jeremiah 40:4
Now, behold, I release you today from the chains on your hands. If it seems good to you to come with me to Babylon, come, and I will look after you well, but if it seems wrong to you to come with me to Babylon, do not come. See, the whole land is before you; go wherever you think it good and right to go.

Hosea 2:6
Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths.

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