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Lamentations 5:8

    Lamentations 5:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Servants have ruled over us: there is none that does deliver us out of their hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Servants are ruling over us, and there is no one to make us free from their hands.

    Webster's Revision

    Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

    World English Bible

    Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Servants rule over us: there is none to deliver us out of their hand.

    Definitions for Lamentations 5:8

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:8

    Servants have ruled over us - To be subject to such is the most painful and dishonorable bondage: -

    Quio domini faciant,

    audent cum talia fures?

    Virg. Ecclesiastes 3:16.

    "Since slaves so insolent are grown,

    What may not masters do?"

    Perhaps he here alludes to the Chaldean soldiers, whose will the wretched Jews were obliged to obey.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:8

    Servants - i. e. Slaves. A terrible degradation to a high-spirited Jew.