New American Standard Bible
He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.
King James Bible
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate.
World English Bible
He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he has made me desolate.
Young's Literal Translation
My ways He is turning aside, and He pulleth me in pieces, He hath made me a desolation.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The meaning is, "God, as a lion, lying in wait, has made me turn aside from my path, but my flight was in vain, for springing upon me from His ambush lie has torn me in pieces."
Desolate - Or, astonied, stupefied that he cannot flee. The word is a favorite one with Jeremiah.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
"I was at ease, but He shattered me, And He has grasped me by the neck and shaken me to pieces; He has also set me up as His target.
"His arrows surround me. Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.
"I will appoint over them four kinds of doom," declares the LORD: "the sword to slay, the dogs to drag off, and the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy.
He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.
"Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.
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