Lamentations 3:14
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New International Version
I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.

King James Bible
I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

Darby Bible Translation
I am become a derision to all my people; their song all the day.

World English Bible
I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day.

Young's Literal Translation
I have been a derision to all my people, Their song all the day.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The arrows of his quiver - בני אשפתו beney ashpatho, "The sons of his quiver." The issue or effect; the subject, adjunct, or accident, or produce of a thing, is frequently denominated its son or child. So arrows that issue from a quiver are here termed the sons of the quiver.

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Lamentations 3:63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their music.

Nehemiah 4:2-4 And he spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves...

Job 30:1-9 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock...

Psalm 22:6,7 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people...

Psalm 35:15,16 But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yes, the attackers gathered themselves together against me...

Psalm 44:13 You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

Psalm 69:11,12 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them...

Psalm 79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Psalm 123:3,4 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt...

Psalm 137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying...

Jeremiah 20:7 O LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am in derision daily...

Jeremiah 48:27 For was not Israel a derision to you? was he found among thieves? for since you spoke of him, you skipped for joy.

Matthew 27:39-44 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads...

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world...

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February the Twenty-Fourth Moving Towards Daybreak
"He hath brought me into darkness, but not into light." --LAMENTATIONS iii. 1-9. But a man may be in darkness, and yet in motion toward the light. I was in the darkness of the subway, and it was close and oppressive, but I was moving toward the light and fragrance of the open country. I entered into a tunnel in the Black Country in England, but the motion was continued, and we emerged amid fields of loveliness. And therefore the great thing to remember is that God's darknesses are not His goals;
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
Isaiah lxiv. 6.--"And we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Here they join the punishment with the deserving cause, their uncleanness and their iniquities, and so take it upon them, and subscribe to the righteousness of God's dealing. We would say this much in general--First, Nobody needeth to quarrel God for his dealing. He will always be justified when he is judged. If the Lord deal more sharply with you than with others, you may judge there is a difference
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Ambassadors from Babylon
In the midst of his prosperous reign King Hezekiah was suddenly stricken with a fatal malady. "Sick unto death," his case was beyond the power of man to help. And the last vestige of hope seemed removed when the prophet Isaiah appeared before him with the message, "Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live." Isaiah 38:1. The outlook seemed utterly dark; yet the king could still pray to the One who had hitherto been his "refuge and strength, a very present help
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
If thy sickness be like to increase unto death, then meditate on three things:--First, How graciously God dealeth with thee. Secondly, From what evils death will free thee. Thirdly, What good death will bring unto thee. The first sort of Meditations are, to consider God's favourable dealing with thee. 1. Meditate that God uses this chastisement of thy body but as a medicine to cure thy soul, by drawing thee, who art sick in sin, to come by repentance unto Christ, thy physician, to have thy soul healed
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Job 30:9
"And now those young men mock me in song; I have become a byword among them.

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.

Psalm 22:7
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

Psalm 123:4
We have endured no end of ridicule from the arrogant, of contempt from the proud.

Jeremiah 20:7
You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.

Lamentations 3:63
Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs.

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