Lamentations 5:9
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English Standard Version
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.

King James Bible
We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

American Standard Version
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We fetched our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the desert.

English Revised Version
We get our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Webster's Bible Translation
We procured our bread with the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

Lamentations 5:9 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Lamentations 5:3 is very variously interpreted by modern expositors. Ewald and Vaihinger understand "father" as meaning the king, while Thenius refers it specially to Zedekiah; the "mothers," according to Ewald and Vaihinger, are the cities of Judah, while Thenius thinks they are the women of Zedekiah's harem. But to call the women of the royal harem "mothers" of the nation, would be as unexampled as the attribution of the title to the cities of Judah. The second clause, "our mothers are like widows," contains a simile: they are not really widows, but like widows, because they have lost the protection which the mother of a family has in her husband. In like manner, the first clause also is to be understood as a comparison. "We are fatherless orphans," i.e., we are like such, as the Chaldee has paraphrased it. Accordingly, C. B. Michaelis, Pareau, Rosenmller, Kalkschmidt, and Gerlach have rightly explained the words as referring to the custom of the Hebrews: hominies omni modo derelictos omnibusque praesidiis destitutos, pupillos et viduas dicere; cf. Psalm 94:6; Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27.

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Judges 6:11 And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite...

2 Samuel 23:17 And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives?...

Jeremiah 40:9-12 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans...

Jeremiah 41:1-10,18 Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal...

Ezekiel 4:16,17 Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight...

Ezekiel 12:18,19 Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink your water with trembling and with carefulness...

Cross References
Jeremiah 40:9
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, swore to them and their men, saying, "Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldeans. Dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

Ezekiel 12:18
"Son of man, eat your bread with quaking, and drink water with trembling and with anxiety.

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