New American Standard Bible
He has besieged and encompassed me with bitterness and hardship.
King James Bible
He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath built against me, and encompassed me with gall and toil.
World English Bible
He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He hath builded ... - The metaphor is taken from the operations in a siege.
Gall and travail - Or "travail;" i. e. bitterness and weariness (through toil).
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
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.
"Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets, 'Behold, I am going to feed them wormwood And make them drink poisonous water, For from the prophets of Jerusalem Pollution has gone forth into all the land.'"
Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness.
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