Lamentations 3:6
New International Version
He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.

New Living Translation
He has buried me in a dark place, like those long dead.

English Standard Version
he has made me dwell in darkness like the dead of long ago.

Berean Study Bible
He has made me dwell in darkness like those dead for ages.

King James Bible
He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

New King James Version
He has set me in dark places Like the dead of long ago.

New American Standard Bible
He has made me live in dark places, Like those who have long been dead.

NASB 1995
In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.

NASB 1977
In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.

Amplified Bible
He has made me live in dark places Like those who have long been dead.

Christian Standard Bible
He has made me dwell in darkness like those who have been dead for ages.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has made me dwell in darkness like those who have been dead for ages.

American Standard Version
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In darkness he made me dwell like the dead for eternity

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has set me in dark places, as them that have long been dead.

Contemporary English Version
he forced me to sit in the dark like someone long dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beth. He hath set me in dark places as those that are dead for ever.

English Revised Version
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Good News Translation
He has forced me to live in the stagnant darkness of death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has made me live in darkness, like those who died a long time ago.

International Standard Version
He has forced me to live in darkness, like those who are long dead.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, As those that have been long dead.

Literal Standard Version
In dark places He has caused me to dwell, As the dead of old.

NET Bible
He has made me reside in deepest darkness like those who died long ago.

New Heart English Bible
He has made me to dwell in dark places, like those that have been long dead.

World English Bible
He has made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Young's Literal Translation
In dark places He hath caused me to dwell, As the dead of old.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Afflictions
5He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. 6He has made me dwell in darkness like those dead for ages. 7He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains.…

Cross References
Psalm 88:5
I am forsaken among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom You remember no more, who are cut off from Your care.

Psalm 88:6
You have laid me in the lowest Pit, in the darkest of the depths.

Psalm 143:3
For the enemy has pursued my soul, crushing my life to the ground, making me dwell in darkness like those long since dead.

Isaiah 59:10
Like the blind, we feel our way along the wall, groping like those without eyes. We stumble at midday as in the twilight; among the vigorous we are like the dead.


Treasury of Scripture

He has set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

in dark

Psalm 88:5,6
Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand…

Psalm 143:3,7
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead…









(6) He hath set me in dark places.--A verbal reproduction of Psalm 143:3. The "dark places" are those of hell or Hades. For dead of old read dead eternally or dead for ever, the adverb looking forward rather than back.

Verse 6. - This verse is verbally reproduced in Psalm 143:3. In dark places; i.e. in Hades (comp. Psalm 88:7). As they that be dead of old. A strange comparison; for what difference can it make whether the dead are men of the ancient or the modern world? The rendering, however, though perfectly admissible, is less suitable to the context than as they that are forever dead; who have entered "the land from which there is no return" (an Assyrian title of Hades). Comp. "the everlasting house," i.e. the grave (Ecclesiastes 12:5), "the everlasting sleep" (Jeremiah 51:39, 57).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He has made me dwell
הוֹשִׁיבַ֖נִי (hō·wō·šî·ḇa·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in darkness
בְּמַחֲשַׁכִּ֥ים (bə·ma·ḥă·šak·kîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4285: Darkness, a dark place

like those dead
כְּמֵתֵ֥י (kə·mê·ṯê)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

for ages.
עוֹלָֽם׃ (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always


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