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Lamentations 4:17

    Lamentations 4:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Our eyes do yet fail in looking for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our eyes are still wasting away in looking for our false help: we have been watching for a nation unable to give salvation.

    Webster's Revision

    Our eyes do yet fail in looking for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

    World English Bible

    Our eyes do yet fail [in looking] for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Our eyes do yet fail in looking for our vain help; in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

    Definitions for Lamentations 4:17

    Save - Except; besides.
    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 4:17

    We have watched for a nation - Viz., the Egyptians, who were their pretended allies, but were neither able nor wilting to help them against the Chaldeans.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 4:17

    A rapid sketch of the last days of the siege and the capture of the king.

    Lamentations 4:17

    Rather, "Still do our eyes waste away looking for our vain help."

    In our watching - Or, "on our watchtower."

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 4:17

    4:17 A nation - The Egyptians.