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Lamentations 5:5

    Lamentations 5:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Our pursuers are upon our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Our attackers are on our necks: overcome with weariness, we have no rest.

    Webster's Revision

    Our pursuers are upon our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.

    World English Bible

    Our pursuers are on our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Our pursuers are upon our necks: we are weary, and have no rest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:5

    Our necks are under persecution - We feel the yoke of our bondage; we are driven to our work like the bullock, which has a yoke upon his neck.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:5

    Our necks ... - i. e. we were pursued so actively that our enemies seemed to be leaning over our necks ready to seize us.

    We labor - We were wearied, "there was no rest for us:" being chased incessantly.