Lamentations 3 :5

Lamentations 3 :5 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

He has built against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

King James Version (KJV)

He has built against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

American Standard Version (ASV)

He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

He has put up a wall against me, shutting me in with bitter sorrow.

Webster's Revision

He hath built against me, and compassed me with gall and labor.

World English Bible

He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.

English Revised Version (ERV)

He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Definitions for Lamentations 3 :5

Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 3 :5

He hath builded against me - Perhaps there is a reference here to the mounds and ramparts raised by the Chaldeans in order to take the city.

Barnes' Commentary on Lamentations 3 :5

He hath builded ... - The metaphor is taken from the operations in a siege.

Gall and travail - Or "travail;" i. e. bitterness and weariness (through toil).

Wesley's Commentary on Lamentations 3 :5

3:5 Builded - He hath built forts and batteries against my walls and houses.
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