Lamentations 5:8
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New International Version
Slaves rule over us, and there is no one to free us from their hands.

King James Bible
Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Bondmen rule over us: there is no deliverer out of their hand.

World English Bible
Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

Young's Literal Translation
Servants have ruled over us, A deliverer there is none from their hand.

Lamentations 5:8 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Servants have ruled over us - To be subject to such is the most painful and dishonorable bondage: -

Quio domini faciant,

audent cum talia fures?

Virg. Ecclesiastes 3:16.

"Since slaves so insolent are grown,

What may not masters do?"

Perhaps he here alludes to the Chaldean soldiers, whose will the wretched Jews were obliged to obey.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.

Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

Nehemiah 2:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn...

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine...

Proverbs 30:22 For a servant when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with meat;


Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Isaiah 43:13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

Hosea 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of my hand.

Zechariah 11:6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, said the LORD: but, see, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor's hand...

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
Nehemiah 5:15
But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.

Psalm 7:2
or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

Zechariah 11:6
For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land," declares the LORD. "I will give everyone into the hands of their neighbors and their king. They will devastate the land, and I will not rescue anyone from their hands."

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