New International Version
He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones.
King James Bible
My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
Darby Bible Translation
My flesh and my skin hath he wasted away, he hath broken my bones.
World English Bible
My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath worn out my flesh and my skin. He hath broken my bones.
Lamentations 3:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath - brought me into darkness - In the sacred writings, darkness is often taken for calamity, light, for prosperity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFebruary 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. "
The Ambassadors from Babylon
Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.
My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.
Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.
I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.
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