Lamentations 1:13
New International Version
“From on high he sent fire, sent it down into my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.

New Living Translation
“He has sent fire from heaven that burns in my bones. He has placed a trap in my path and turned me back. He has left me devastated, racked with sickness all day long.

English Standard Version
“From on high he sent fire; into my bones he made it descend; he spread a net for my feet; he turned me back; he has left me stunned, faint all the day long.

Berean Study Bible
He sent fire from on high, and it overpowered my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.

King James Bible
From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

New King James Version
“From above He has sent fire into my bones, And it overpowered them; He has spread a net for my feet And turned me back; He has made me desolate And faint all the day.

New American Standard Bible
“From the height He sent fire into my bones, And it dominated them. He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back; He has made me desolate, Faint all day long.

NASB 1995
“From on high He sent fire into my bones, And it prevailed over them. He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back; He has made me desolate, Faint all day long.

NASB 1977
“From on high He sent fire into my bones, And it prevailed over them; He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back; He has made me desolate, Faint all day long.

Amplified Bible
“From on high He sent fire into my bones, And it prevailed over them. He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back. He has made me desolate and hopelessly miserable, Faint all the day long.

Christian Standard Bible
He sent fire from on high into my bones; he made it descend. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, sick all day long.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sent fire from heaven into my bones; He made it descend. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, sick all day long.

American Standard Version
From on high hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them; He hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: He hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Mem From the high place he sent fire into my bones, and he brought me down. He spread a net for my feet and he turned me backward and gave me to the sword, and every day I am wretched

Brenton Septuagint Translation
MEM. He has sent fire from his lofty habitation, he has brought it into my bones: he has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back: he has made me desolate and mourning all the day.

Contemporary English Version
From heaven you sent a fire that burned in my bones; you set a trap for my feet and made me turn back. All day long you leave me in shock from constant pain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mem. From above he hath sent fire into my bones, and hath chastised me: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate, wasted with sorrow all the day long.

English Revised Version
From on high hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back; he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

Good News Translation
"He sent fire from above, a fire that burned inside me. He set a trap for me and brought me to the ground. Then he abandoned me and left me in constant pain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sent fire from above. He made it go deep into my bones. He spread a net for my feet. He made me turn back. He has left me devastated. He has made me sick all day long.

International Standard Version
He sent fire from on high, making it penetrate my bones. He stretched out a net at my feet, forcing me to turn back. He made me desolate; I'm fainting all day long.

JPS Tanakh 1917
From on high hath He sent fire Into my bones, and it prevaileth against them; He hath spread a net for my feet, He hath turned me back; He hath made me desolate And faint all the day.

Literal Standard Version
From above He has sent fire into my bone, And it subdues it, He has spread a net for my feet, He has turned me backward, He has made me desolate—all the day sick.

NET Bible
He sent down fire into my bones, and it overcame them. He spread out a trapper's net for my feet; he made me turn back. He has made me desolate; I am faint all day long.

New Heart English Bible
From on high he has sent fire into my bones, and it overcame them. He has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back. He has made me desolate and faint all the day.

World English Bible
From on high 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: He has made me desolate and faint all the day.

Young's Literal Translation
From above He hath sent fire into my bone, And it subdueth it, He hath spread a net for my feet, He hath turned me backward, He hath made me desolate -- all the day sick.

Additional Translations ...
Context
How Lonely Lies the City
12Is this nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look around and see! Is there any sorrow like mine, which was inflicted on me, which the LORD made me suffer on the day of His fierce anger? 13He sent fire from on high, and it overpowered my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long. 14My transgressions are bound into a yoke, knit together by His hand; they are draped over my neck, and the Lord has broken my strength. He has delivered me into the hands of those I cannot withstand.…

Cross References
Job 19:6
then understand that it is God who has wronged me and drawn His net around me.

Job 30:30
My skin grows black and peels, and my bones burn with fever.

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed. My heart is like wax; it melts away within me.

Psalm 38:8
I am numb and badly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.

Psalm 66:11
You led us into the net; You laid burdens on our backs.

Psalm 102:3
For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like glowing embers.

Psalm 140:5
The proud hide a snare for me; the cords of their net are spread along the path, and lures are set out for me. Selah


Treasury of Scripture

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: he has made me desolate and faint all the day.

above

Lamentations 2:3,4
He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about…

Deuteronomy 32:21-25
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation…

Job 30:30
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

he hath spread

Lamentations 4:17-20
As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us

Job 18:8
For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.

Job 19:6
Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.

he hath turned

Psalm 35:4
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

Psalm 70:2,3
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt…

Psalm 129:5
Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

desolate

Lamentations 1:22
Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.

Lamentations 5:17
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

Deuteronomy 28:65
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:









(13) From above . . .--The words are probably figurative. The judgments that had fallen on Jerusalem were as a fire from heaven, piercing even to "the joints and marrow," the innermost recesses of life.

He hath turned me back . . .--The phrase points not to the defeat and flight of battle, but, completing the figure of the net, paints the failure of every effort to escape. The word for "desolate" implies, as in the case of Tamar (2Samuel 13:20), an utter, hopeless misery.

Verse 13. - Three figures - fire, a net, sickness, for the calamities which have come upon Jerusalem. From above; i.e. from heaven. Spread a net for my feet, as though I were a wild beast (comp. Jeremiah 18:22). Turned me back. The consequence of being entangled in the net was that he could go no further, but fell into the hands of his pursuers.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He sent
שָֽׁלַח־ (šā·laḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

fire
אֵ֥שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

from on high;
מִמָּר֛וֹם (mim·mā·rō·wm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4791: Altitude

He made it seep
וַיִּרְדֶּ֑נָּה (way·yir·den·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7287: To tread down, subjugate, to crumble off

into my bones;
בְּעַצְמֹתַ֖י (bə·‘aṣ·mō·ṯay)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

He spread
פָּרַ֨שׂ (pā·raś)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

a net
רֶ֤שֶׁת (re·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7568: A net

for my feet
לְרַגְלַי֙ (lə·raḡ·lay)
Preposition-l | Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

and turned
הֱשִׁיבַ֣נִי (hĕ·šî·ḇa·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

me back.
אָח֔וֹר (’ā·ḥō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 268: The hinder part, behind, backward, the West

He made
נְתָנַ֙נִי֙ (nə·ṯā·na·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

me desolate,
שֹֽׁמֵמָ֔ה (šō·mê·māh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 8076: Devastated

faint
דָּוָֽה׃ (dā·wāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1739: Faint, unwell

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the day long.
הַיּ֖וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day


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