Lamentations 2 :8

Lamentations 2 :8 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

The LORD has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he has stretched out a line, he has not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

American King James Version (AKJV)

The LORD has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he has stretched out a line, he has not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Jehovah hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; He hath stretched out the line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying; And he hath made the rampart and wall to lament; they languish together.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

It is the Lord's purpose to make waste the wall of the daughter of Zion; his line has been stretched out, he has not kept back his hand from destruction: he has sent sorrow on tower and wall, they have become feeble together.

Webster's Revision

The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

World English Bible

Yahweh has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; He has stretched out the line, he has not withdrawn his hand from destroying; He has made the rampart and wall to lament; they languish together.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion; he hath stretched out the line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: but he hath made the rampart and wall to lament; they languish together.

Definitions for Lamentations 2 :8

Rampart - A low outer wall; fortification.

Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 2 :8

He hath stretched out a line - The line of devastation; marking what was to be pulled down and demolished.

Barnes's Commentary on Lamentations 2 :8

A line - Compare Isaiah 34:11. The destruction is systematic and thorough.

Wesley's Commentary on Lamentations 2 :8

2:8 The wall - The strength and security of the Jews. A line - Artificers used with lines not only to mark out places for building, but also for destruction, to direct them what to cut off; and such a line is here meant.
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