New American Standard Bible
They have silenced me in the pit And have placed a stone on me.
King James Bible
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
Darby Bible Translation
They have cut off my life in a pit, and cast a stone upon me.
World English Bible
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone on me.
Young's Literal Translation
They have cut off in a pit my life, And they cast a stone against me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They have cut off my life in the dungeon - Or, "They destroyed my life in the pit," i. e. tried to destroy it by casting me into the cistern, and covering the month with a stone. See the margin reference.
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
For Jeremiah had come into the dungeon, that is, the vaulted cell; and Jeremiah stayed there many days.
Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud.
"My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet whom they have cast into the cistern; and he will die right where he is because of the famine, for there is no more bread in the city."
A stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles, so that nothing would be changed in regard to Daniel.
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish,
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