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Lamentations 3:9

    Lamentations 3:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he has made my paths crooked.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath walled up my ways with hewn stone; he hath made my paths crooked.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has put up a wall of cut stones about my ways, he has made my roads twisted.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath walled up my ways with hewn stone; he hath made my paths crooked.

    World English Bible

    He has walled up my ways with cut stone; he has made my paths crooked.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He hath fenced up my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

    Definitions for Lamentations 3:9

    Hewn - Cut.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 3:9

    He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone - He has put insuperable obstacles in my way; and confounded all my projects of deliverance and all my expectations of prosperity.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 3:9

    Inclosed - Or, hedged Lamentations 3:7.

    Hath, made crooked - Or, "hath" turned aside. A solid wall being built across the main road, Jeremiah turns aside into by-ways, but finds them turned aside, so that they lead him back after long wandering to the place from where he started.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 3:9

    3:9 Enclosed - He has defeated all my methods and counsels for security, by insuperable difficulties like walls of hewn stone. Crooked - Nay, God not only defeated their counsels, but made them fatal and pernicious to them.