Lamentations 3:6
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New International Version
He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.

New Living Translation
He has buried me in a dark place, like those long dead.

English Standard Version
he has made me dwell in darkness like the dead of long ago.

New American Standard Bible
In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.

King James Bible
He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

Christian Standard Bible
He has made me dwell in darkness like those who have been dead for ages.

Contemporary English Version
he forced me to sit in the dark like someone long dead.

Good News Translation
He has forced me to live in the stagnant darkness of death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has made me dwell in darkness like those who have been dead for ages.

International Standard Version
He has forced me to live in darkness, like those who are long dead.

NET Bible
He has made me reside in deepest darkness like those who died long ago.

New Heart English Bible
He has made me to dwell in dark places, like those that have been long dead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has made me live in darkness, like those who died a long time ago.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, As those that have been long dead.

New American Standard 1977
In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beth He has set me in dark places as those that are dead for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
He has set me in dark places, like they that are long dead.

American King James Version
He has set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

American Standard Version
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beth. He hath set me in dark places as those that are dead for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath made me to dwell in dark places as those that have been long dead.

English Revised Version
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath set me in dark places, as they that are dead of old.

World English Bible
He has made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Young's Literal Translation
In dark places He hath caused me to dwell, As the dead of old.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
5He has besieged and encompassed me with bitterness and hardship. 6In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead. 7He has walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain heavy.…
Cross References
Psalm 88:5
Forsaken among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And they are cut off from Your hand.

Psalm 88:6
You have put me in the lowest pit, In dark places, in the depths.

Psalm 143:3
For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.

Isaiah 59:10
We grope along the wall like blind men, We grope like those who have no eyes; We stumble at midday as in the twilight, Among those who are vigorous we are like dead men.
Treasury of Scripture

He has set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

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Psalm 88:5,6 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom you …

Psalm 143:3,7 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down …

(6) He hath set me in dark places.--A verbal reproduction of Psalm 143:3. The "dark places" are those of hell or Hades. For dead of old read dead eternally or dead for ever, the adverb looking forward rather than back.

Verse 6. - This verse is verbally reproduced in Psalm 143:3. In dark places; i.e. in Hades (comp. Psalm 88:7). As they that be dead of old. A strange comparison; for what difference can it make whether the dead are men of the ancient or the modern world? The rendering, however, though perfectly admissible, is less suitable to the context than as they that are forever dead; who have entered "the land from which there is no return" (an Assyrian title of Hades). Comp. "the everlasting house," i.e. the grave (Ecclesiastes 12:5), "the everlasting sleep" (Jeremiah 51:39, 57). He hath set me in dark places,.... In the dark house of the prison, as the Targum; in the dark dungeon where the prophet was put; or the captivity in which the Jews were, and which was like the dark grave or state of the dead; and hence they are said to be in their graves, Ezekiel 37:12. Christ was laid in the dark grave literally:

as they that be dead of old: that have been long dead, and are forgotten, as if they had never been; see Psalm 88:5; or, "as the dead of the world" (f), or age; who, being dead, are gone out of the world, and no more in it. The Targum is,

"as the dead who go into another world.''

(f) , Sept. "quasi mortuos seculi", Montanus, Calvin. 6. set me—Henderson refers this to the custom of placing the dead in a sitting posture.

dark places—sepulchers. As those "dead long since"; so Jeremiah and his people are consigned to oblivion (Ps 88:5, 6; 143:3; Eze 37:13).

Gimel.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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