New American Standard Bible
Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our reproach!
King James Bible
Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
Darby Bible Translation
Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us; consider, and see our reproach.
World English Bible
Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us: Look, and see our reproach.
Young's Literal Translation
Remember, O Jehovah, what hath befallen us, Look attentively, and see our reproach.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What is come upon us - literally, "what" has happened "to us:" our national disgrace.
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law.
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves;
Until the LORD looks down And sees from heaven.
You have heard their reproach, O LORD, All their schemes against me.
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