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Lamentations 5:3

    Lamentations 5:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    We are children without fathers, our mothers are like widows.

    Webster's Revision

    We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.

    World English Bible

    We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:3

    Our mothers are as widows - The particle "as" suggests that the whole verse is metaphorical. Our distress and desolation is comparable only to that of fatherless orphans or wives just bereaved of their husbands.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 5:3

    5:3 We - We are all of us without a king, (our common father) we are deprived of thy fatherly protection, and many young children among us are left without an earthly parent.