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Lamentations 3:12

    Lamentations 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    With his bow bent, he has made me the mark for his arrows.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

    World English Bible

    He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 3:12

    He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow - One might conjecture that the following thought in the Toozek i Teemour was borrowed from this: -

    "One addressed the caliph Aaly, and said, 'If the heavens were a bow, and the earth the cord thereof; if calamities were arrows, man the butt for those arrows; and the holy blessed God the unerring marksman; where could the sons of Adam flee for succor?' The caliph replied, 'The children of Adam must flee unto the Lord.'" This was the state of poor Jerusalem. It seemed as a butt for all God's arrows; and each arrow of calamity entered into the soul, for God was the unerring marksman.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 3:12

    This new simile arises out of the former one, the idea of a hunter being suggested by that of the bear and lion. When the hunter comes, it is not to save him.