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Lamentations 3:43

    Lamentations 3:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have covered with anger, and persecuted us: you have slain, you have not pitied.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Covering yourself with wrath you have gone after us, cutting us off without pity;

    Webster's Revision

    Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

    World English Bible

    You have covered with anger and pursued us; you have killed, you have not pitied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 3:43

    In verses 43-66, far from pardoning, God is still actively punishing His people.

    Rather, "Thou hast covered" Thyself "with wrath and pursued (Lamentations 1:3 note) us." The covering (here and in Lamentations 3:44) is that of clothing and enwrapping.