Lamentations 5:17
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New International Version
Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim

King James Bible
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

Darby Bible Translation
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes have grown dim,

World English Bible
For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

Young's Literal Translation
For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The crown is fallen from our head - At feasts, marriages, etc., they used to crown themselves with garlands of flowers; all festivity of this kind was now at an end. Or it may refer to their having lost all sovereignty, being made slaves.

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our heart

Lamentations 1:13,22 From above has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against them: he has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back...

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies...

Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Jeremiah 46:5 Why have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back...

Ezekiel 21:7,15 And it shall be, when they say to you, Why sigh you? that you shall answer, For the tidings; because it comes...

Micah 6:13 Therefore also will I make you sick in smiting you, in making you desolate because of your sins.

our eyes

Lamentations 2:11 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured on the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people...

Deuteronomy 28:65 And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the sole of your foot have rest...

Job 17:7 My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

Psalm 6:7 My eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all my enemies.

Psalm 31:9 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my belly.

Psalm 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed...

Whether an Angel Needs Grace in Order to Turn to God?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angel had no need of grace in order to turn to God. For, we have no need of grace for what we can accomplish naturally. But the angel naturally turns to God: because he loves God naturally, as is clear from what has been said ([543]Q[60], A[5]). Therefore an angel did not need grace in order to turn to God. Objection 2: Further, seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it was not a difficult task for the angel to turn to God; because there was no obstacle
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 17:7
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

Psalm 38:8
I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.

Isaiah 1:5
Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted.

Jeremiah 8:18
You who are my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.

Lamentations 2:11
My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.

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