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Lamentations 1:17

    Lamentations 1:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Zion spreads forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD has commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; Jehovah hath commanded concerning Jacob, that they that are round about him should be his adversaries: Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Zion's hands are outstretched; she has no comforter; the Lord has given orders to the attackers of Jacob round about him: Jerusalem has become like an unclean thing among them.

    Webster's Revision

    Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; Jehovah hath commanded concerning Jacob, that they that are round about him should be his adversaries: Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.

    World English Bible

    Zion spreads forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; Yahweh has commanded concerning Jacob, that those who are around him should be his adversaries: Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Zion spreadeth forth her hands; there is none to comfort her; the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that they that are round about him should be his adversaries: Jerusalem is among them as an unclean thing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 1:17

    Zion spreadeth forth her hands - Extending the hands is the form in supplication.

    Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman - To whom none dared to approach, either to help or comfort, because of the law, Leviticus 15:19-27.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 1:17

    Spreadeth forth her hands - In prayer Exodus 9:29, Exodus 9:33, but Zion entreats in vain. There is no one to comfort her - not God, for He is chastising her, nor man, for all the neighboring nations have become her enemies. See Lamentations 1:2.

    That his adversaries ... - Rather, that those round about him should be his adversaries; all the neighboring states should regard him with aversion.

    Jerusalem is ... - i. e. is become an abomination. The words are virtually the same as in Lamentations 1:8.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 1:17

    1:17 Jerusalem - Is become loathsome and filthy.