Lamentations 5:9
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King James Version
We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Darby Bible Translation
We have to get our bread at the risk of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

World English Bible
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Young's Literal Translation
With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

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Geneva Study Bible

We procured our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword {e} of the wilderness.

(e) Because of the enemy that came from the wilderness and would not suffer us to go and seek our necessary food.Lamentations 5:9 Parallel Commentaries

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Lamentations
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies[1] (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem[2] in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Jeremiah 40:9
And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not 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 thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with carefulness;

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