Lamentations 5:17
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New International Version
Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim

New Living Translation
Our hearts are sick and weary, and our eyes grow dim with tears.

English Standard Version
For this our heart has become sick, for these things our eyes have grown dim,

New American Standard Bible
Because of this our heart is faint, Because of these things our eyes are dim;

King James Bible
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of this, our heart is sick; because of these, our eyes grow dim:

International Standard Version
This is why our hearts faint, and why our eyes grow dim:

NET Bible
Because of this, our hearts are sick; because of these things, we can hardly see through our tears.

New Heart English Bible
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes grow dim.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is why we feel sick. This is why our eyes see less and less.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For this our heart is faint, For these things our eyes are dim;

New American Standard 1977
Because of this our heart is faint;
            Because of these things our eyes are dim;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this our heart is saddened; for these things our eyes are become dim.

King James 2000 Bible
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

American King James Version
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

American Standard Version
For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore is our heart sorrowful, therefore are our eyes become dim,

Darby Bible Translation
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes have grown dim,

English Revised Version
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim;

Webster's Bible Translation
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

World English Bible
For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

Young's Literal Translation
For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:17-22 The people of God express deep concern for the ruins of the temple, more than for any other of their calamities. But whatever changes there are on earth, God is still the same, and remains for ever wise and holy, just and good; with Him there is no variableness nor shadow of turning. They earnestly pray to God for mercy and grace; Turn us to thee, O Lord. God never leaves any till they first leave him; if he turns them to him in a way of duty, no doubt he will quickly return to them in a way of mercy. If God by his grace renew our hearts, he will by his favour renew our days. Troubles may cause our hearts to be faint, and our eyes to be dim, but the way to the mercy-seat of our reconciled God is open. Let us, in all our trials, put our whole trust and confidence in his mercy; let us confess our sins, and pour out our hearts before him. Let us watch against repinings and despondency; for we surely know, that it shall be well in the end with all that trust in, fear, love, and serve the Lord. Are not the Lord's judgments in the earth the same as in Jeremiah's days? Let Zion then be remembered by us in our prayers, and her welfare be sought above every earthly joy. Spare, Lord, spare thy people, and give not thine heritage to reproach, for the heathen to rule over them.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Mercy and Restoration
16The crown has fallen from our head; Woe to us, for we have sinned! 17Because of this our heart is faint, Because of these things our eyes are dim; 18Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.…
Cross References
Job 17:7
"My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.

Psalm 38:8
I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart.

Isaiah 1:5
Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint.

Jeremiah 8:18
My sorrow is beyond healing, My heart is faint within me!

Lamentations 2:11
My eyes fail because of tears, My spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is poured out on the earth Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, When little ones and infants faint In the streets of the city.
Treasury of Scripture

For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

our heart

Lamentations 1:13,22 From above has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against …

Leviticus 26:36 And on them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into …

Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: …

Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Jeremiah 46:5 Why have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty …

Ezekiel 21:7,15 And it shall be, when they say to you, Why sigh you? that you shall …

Micah 6:13 Therefore also will I make you sick in smiting you, in making you …

our eyes

Lamentations 2:11 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured …

Deuteronomy 28:65 And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the …

Job 17:7 My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

Psalm 6:7 My eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all my enemies.

Psalm 31:9 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed …

Psalm 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I …

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: …

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