Lamentations 3:8
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English Standard Version
though I call and cry for help, he shuts out my prayer;

King James Bible
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

American Standard Version
Yea, when I cry, and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ghimel. Yea, and when I cry, and entreat, he hath shut out my prayer.

English Revised Version
Yea, when I cry and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

Lamentations 3:8 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Me hath He (God) led and brought through darkness (חשׁך, local accus.), and not light," is a combination like that in Job 12:25 and Amos 5:18. The path of Jeremiah's life certainly lay through darkness, but was not wholly devoid of light, because God had promised him His protection for the discharge of his official functions. The complaint applies to all the godly, to whom, at the fall of Jerusalem, no light appeared to cheer the darkness of life's pathway.

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Lamentations 3:44 You have covered yourself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.

Job 19:7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

Job 30:20 I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you hear not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?

Habakkuk 1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out to you of violence, and you will not save!

Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God...

Cross References
Job 30:20
I cry to you for help and you do not answer me; I stand, and you only look at me.

Psalm 22:2
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.

Lamentations 3:44
you have wrapped yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through.

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