New International Version
He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains.
King James Bible
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath hedged me about that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.
World English Bible
He has walled me about, that I can't go forth; he has made my chain heavy.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter.
Lamentations 3:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath hedged me about - This also may refer to the lines drawn round the city during the siege. But these and similar expressions in the following verses may be merely metaphorical, to point out their straitened, oppressed, and distressed state.
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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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Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.
But today I am freeing you from the chains on your wrists. Come with me to Babylon, if you like, and I will look after you; but if you do not want to, then don't come. Look, the whole country lies before you; go wherever you please."
Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.
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