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Lamentations 5:9

    Lamentations 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We got our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    We put our lives in danger to get our bread, because of the sword of the waste land.

    Webster's Revision

    We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

    World English Bible

    We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We get our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:9

    We gat our bread with the peril of our lives - They could not go into the wilderness to feed their cattle, or to get the necessaries of life, without being harassed and plundered by marauding parties, and by these were often exposed to the peril of their lives. This was predicted by Moses, Deuteronomy 28:31.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:9

    We gat - Or, We get "our bread at the peril of our lives." This verse apparently refers to those who were left in the land, and who in gathering in such fruits as remained, were exposed to incursions of the Bedouin, here called "the sword of the desert."

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 5:9

    5:9 The sword - The enemies lay encamped in all the plains, so that they could stir out no way but the sword of the Chaldeans was upon them.