New American Standard Bible
Yet our eyes failed, Looking for help was useless; In our watching we have watched For a nation that could not save.
King James Bible
As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
Darby Bible Translation
Our eyes still failed for our vain help; in our watching, we have watched for a nation that did not save.
World English Bible
Our eyes do yet fail [in looking] for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.
Young's Literal Translation
While we exist -- consumed are our eyes for our vain help, In our watch-tower we have watched for a nation that saveth not.
Lamentations 4:17 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A rapid sketch of the last days of the siege and the capture of the king.
Rather, "Still do our eyes waste away looking for our vain help."
In our watching - Or, "on our watchtower."
LibraryThe Children of the Poor.
THE CHILDREN OF THE POOR. The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.--LAMENTATIONS iv., 4. The writer of these words bewailed a state of War and Captivity--a state of things in which the great relations of human life are broken up and desecrated. But it is strange to find that the most flourishing forms of civilization involve conditions very similar to this. For, if any man will push beyond the circle of his daily associations, and enter the regions of the abject poor, he will …
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"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Thus you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: "Behold, Pharaoh's army which has come out for your assistance is going to return to its own land of Egypt.
In the days of her affliction and homelessness Jerusalem remembers all her precious things That were from the days of old, When her people fell into the hand of the adversary And no one helped her. The adversaries saw her, They mocked at her ruin.
"Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, Because they have been only a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.
"When they took hold of you with the hand, You broke and tore all their hands; And when they leaned on you, You broke and made all their loins quake."
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