Lamentations 3:52
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New International Version
Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.

King James Bible
Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.

Darby Bible Translation
They that are mine enemies without cause have chased me sore like a bird.

World English Bible
They have chased me relentlessly like a bird, those who are my enemies without cause.

Young's Literal Translation
Hunted me sore as a bird have my enemies without cause.

Lamentations 3:52 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Mine enemies chased me - From this to the end of the chapter the prophet speaks of his own personal sufferings, and especially of those which he endured in the dungeon. See Jeremiah 38:6, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

chased

Jeremiah 37:15,16 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe...

Jeremiah 38:4-6 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death...

without

1 Samuel 24:10-15 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered you to day into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill you...

1 Samuel 25:28,29 I pray you, forgive the trespass of your handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house...

1 Samuel 26:18-20 And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand...

Psalm 35:7,19 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul...

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

Psalm 109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

Psalm 119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word.

Jeremiah 37:18 Moreover Jeremiah said to king Zedekiah, What have I offended against you, or against your servants, or against this people...

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Library
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
1 Samuel 26:20
Now do not let my blood fall to the ground far from the presence of the LORD. The king of Israel has come out to look for a flea--as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Psalm 11:1
For the director of music. Of David. In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain.

Psalm 35:7
Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me,

Psalm 35:19
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.

Psalm 124:7
We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.

Lamentations 3:51
What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city.

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