Lamentations 5:17
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English Standard Version
For this our heart has become sick, for these things our eyes have grown dim,

King James Bible
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

American Standard Version
For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore is our heart sorrowful, therefore are our eyes become dim,

English Revised Version
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim;

Webster's Bible Translation
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With this must further be considered the maltreatment which persons of every station, sex, and age have to endure. Lamentations 5:11. Women and virgins are dishonoured in Jerusalem, and in the other cities of the land. Lamentations 5:12. Princes are suspended by the hand of the enemy (Ewald, contrary to the use of language, renders "along with" them). To hang those who had been put to death was something superadded to the simple punishment by death (Deuteronomy 21:22.), and so far as a shameful kind of execution. "The old men are not honoured," i.e., dishonoured; cf. Lamentations 4:16; Leviticus 19:32. The words are not to be restricted to the events mentioned in Jeremiah 39:6, but also apply to the present condition of those who are complaining,

Lamentations 5:17 Parallel Commentaries

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our heart

Lamentations 1:13,22 From above has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against them: he has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back...

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Jeremiah 46:5 Why have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back...

Ezekiel 21:7,15 And it shall be, when they say to you, Why sigh you? that you shall answer, For the tidings; because it comes...

Micah 6:13 Therefore also will I make you sick in smiting you, in making you desolate because of your sins.

our eyes

Lamentations 2:11 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured on the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people...

Deuteronomy 28:65 And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the sole of your foot have rest...

Job 17:7 My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

Psalm 6:7 My eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all my enemies.

Psalm 31:9 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my belly.

Psalm 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed...

Cross References
Job 17:7
My eye has grown dim from vexation, and all my members are like a shadow.

Psalm 38:8
I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart.

Isaiah 1:5
Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 8:18
My joy is gone; grief is upon me; my heart is sick within me.

Lamentations 2:11
My eyes are spent with weeping; my stomach churns; my bile is poured out to the ground because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because infants and babies faint in the streets of the city.

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