Lamentations 3:12
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New International Version
He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

New Living Translation
He has drawn his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

English Standard Version
he bent his bow and set me as a target for his arrow.

New American Standard Bible
He bent His bow And set me as a target for the arrow.

King James Bible
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Christian Standard Bible
He strung his bow and set me as the target for his arrow.

Contemporary English Version
God took careful aim and shot his arrows

Good News Translation
He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He strung His bow and set me as the target for His arrow.

International Standard Version
He bent his bow, aiming at me with his arrow.

NET Bible
He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrow.

New Heart English Bible
He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has drawn his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath bent His bow, and set me As a mark for the arrow.

New American Standard 1977
He bent His bow And set me as a target for the arrow.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Daleth He has bent his bow and set me as a mark for the arrow.

King James 2000 Bible
He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

American King James Version
He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

American Standard Version
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Daleth. He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for his arrows.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

English Revised Version
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

World English Bible
He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath trodden His bow, And setteth me up as a mark for an arrow.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
11He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate. 12He bent His bow And set me as a target for the arrow. 13He made the arrows of His quiver To enter into my inward parts.…
Cross References
Job 6:4
"For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, Their poison my spirit drinks; The terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 7:20
"Have I sinned? What have I done to You, O watcher of men? Why have You set me as Your target, So that I am a burden to myself?

Job 16:12
"I was at ease, but He shattered me, And He has grasped me by the neck and shaken me to pieces; He has also set me up as His target.

Psalm 7:12
If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.

Psalm 38:2
For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.

Lamentations 2:4
He has bent His bow like an enemy; He has set His right hand like an adversary And slain all that were pleasant to the eye; In the tent of the daughter of Zion He has poured out His wrath like fire.
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He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

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Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof …

Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why …

Job 16:12,13 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me …

Psalm 7:12,13 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and …

Psalm 38:2 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore.

(12) He hath bent his bow.--(Comp. Job 16:12.) The figure is changed, but there is a natural sequence of thought. The lion suggests the huntsman. but he appears on the scene not to save the victim, but to complete the work of destruction.

Verse 12. - Set me as a mark. Precisely as Job complains of Jehovah, "He hath set me up for his mark" (Job 16:13). He hath bent his bow,.... Which is put for all the instruments, of war; the Chaldeans were archers, and shot their arrows into the city:

and set me as a mark for the arrow; as a target to shoot at; signifying that God dealt with him, or his people, as enemies, the object of his wrath and indignation; and if he directed his arrow against them, it must needs hit them; there was no escaping his vengeance; see Job 7:20. 12. (Job 7:20).

He.3:1-20 The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. It was an affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter cup. The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord.
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