Lamentations 4 :17

Lamentations 4 :17 Translations

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.

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 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

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.

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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Lamentations 4 :17

4:17 A nation - The Egyptians.
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