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Lamentations 5:6

    Lamentations 5:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We have given the hand to the Egyptians, And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    We have given our hands to the Egyptians and to the Assyrians so that we might have enough bread.

    Webster's Revision

    We have given the hand to the Egyptians, And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

    World English Bible

    We have given the hand to the Egyptians, To the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:6

    We have given the hand to the Egyptians - We have sought alliances both with the Egyptians and Assyrians, and made covenants with them in order to get the necessaries of life. Or, wherever we are now driven, we are obliged to submit to the people of the countries in order to the preservation of our lives.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:6

    "To give the hand" means to submit oneself. Absolutely it was Babylon that had just destroyed their national existence, but Jeremiah means that all feelings of patriotism were crushed, and the sole care that remained was the desire for personal preservation. To secure this the people would readily have submitted to the yoke either of Egypt or Assyria, the great powers from which in their past history they had so often suffered.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 5:6

    5:6 We - The ten tribes were all carried captives into Assyria, and many of the kingdom of Judah fled into Egypt. Giving the hand may signify labouring for them: or, yielding up themselves to their power.