New International Version
He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.
King James Bible
He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath built against me, and encompassed [me] with gall and toil.
World English Bible
He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath builded against me - Perhaps there is a reference here to the mounds and ramparts raised by the Chaldeans in order to take the city.
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"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; …
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"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.
Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty says concerning the prophets: "I will make them eat bitter food and drink poisoned water, because from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land."
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
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