Lamentations 3:8
New International Version
Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.

New Living Translation
And though I cry and shout, he has shut out my prayers.

English Standard Version
though I call and cry for help, he shuts out my prayer;

Berean Study Bible
Even when I cry out and plead for help, He shuts out my prayer.

King James Bible
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

New King James Version
Even when I cry and shout, He shuts out my prayer.

New American Standard Bible
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.

NASB 1995
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.

NASB 1977
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.

Amplified Bible
Even when I cry out and shout for help, He shuts out my prayer.

Christian Standard Bible
Even when I cry out and plead for help, he blocks out my prayer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even when I cry out and plead for help, He rejects my prayer.

American Standard Version
Yea, when I cry, and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Even if I shall seek and pray, he does not hear my prayer .

Brenton Septuagint Translation
GIMEL. Yea, though I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

Contemporary English Version
Even when I shouted and prayed for help, he refused to listen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ghimel. Yea, and when I cry, and entreat, he hath shut out my prayer.

English Revised Version
Yea, when I cry and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer.

Good News Translation
I cry aloud for help, but God refuses to listen;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even when I cry and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.

International Standard Version
Indeed, when I cry out, calling for help, he shuts out my prayer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, when I cry and call for help, He shutteth out my prayer.

Literal Standard Version
Also when I call and cry out, "" He has shut out my prayer.

NET Bible
Also, when I cry out desperately for help, he has shut out my prayer.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.

World English Bible
Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
Also when I call and cry out, He hath shut out my prayer.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Afflictions
7He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains. 8Even when I cry out and plead for help, He shuts out my prayer. 9He has barred my ways with cut stones; He has made my paths crooked.…

Cross References
Job 30:20
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer; when I stand up, You merely look at me.

Psalm 22:2
I cry out by day, O my God, but You do not answer, and by night, but I have no rest.

Lamentations 3:44
You have covered Yourself with a cloud that no prayer can pass through.


Treasury of Scripture

Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

Lamentations 3:44
Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.

Job 19:7
Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

Job 30:20
I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.









(8) He shutteth out my prayer--i.e., stops it so that it does not reach the ear of Jehovah; and it is Jehovah himself who does this.

Verse 8. - He shutteth out my prayer. There is a kind of barrier through which these futile prayers cannot penetrate (comp. on ver. 44).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Even
גַּ֣ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

when
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I cry out
אֶזְעַק֙ (’ez·‘aq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

and plead for help,
וַאֲשַׁוֵּ֔עַ (wa·’ă·šaw·wê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7768: To be free, to halloo

He shuts out
שָׂתַ֖ם (śā·ṯam)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5640: To stop up, to repair, to keep secret

my prayer.
תְּפִלָּתִֽי׃ (tə·p̄il·lā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn


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