New Living Translation
"He has sent fire from heaven that burns in my bones. He has placed a trap in my path and turned me back. He has left me devastated, racked with sickness all day long.
King James Bible
From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
Darby Bible Translation
From on high hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them; he hath spread a net for my feet; he hath turned me back; he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
World English Bible
From on high 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: He has made me desolate and faint all the day.
Young's Literal Translation
From above He hath sent fire into my bone, And it subdueth it, He hath spread a net for my feet, He hath turned me backward, He hath made me desolate -- all the day sick.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:13 Fire - A judgment as consuming, and afflictive as fire.
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
But it is God who has wronged me, capturing me in his net.
My skin has turned dark, and my bones burn with fever.
My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me.
I am exhausted and completely crushed. My groans come from an anguished heart.
You captured us in your net and laid the burden of slavery on our backs.
For my days disappear like smoke, and my bones burn like red-hot coals.
The proud have set a trap to catch me; they have stretched out a net; they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude
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