New American Standard Bible
"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.
King James Bible
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
Darby Bible Translation
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids pour forth waters.
World English Bible
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
Young's Literal Translation
And they hasten, and lift up for us a wailing. And run down our eyes do tears, And from our eyelids do waters flow.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Take up a wailing for us - i. e., for the nation once God's chosen people, but long spiritually dead.
LibraryCharacters and Names of Messiah
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. S uch was the triumphant exultation of the Old Testament Church! Their noblest hopes were founded upon the promise of MESSIAH; their most sublime songs were derived from the prospect of His Advent. By faith, which is the substance of things hoped for, they considered the gracious declarations …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.
Therefore I say, "Turn your eyes away from me, Let me weep bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people."
Cut off your hair and cast it away, And take up a lamentation on the bare heights; For the LORD has rejected and forsaken The generation of His wrath.'
Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!
"You will say this word to them, 'Let my eyes flow down with tears night and day, And let them not cease; For the virgin daughter of my people has been crushed with a mighty blow, With a sorely infected wound.
My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer to mourning And professional mourners to lamentation.
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