Lamentations 5:8
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New International Version
Slaves rule over us, and there is no one to free us from their hands.

New Living Translation
Slaves have now become our masters; there is no one left to rescue us.

English Standard Version
Slaves rule over us; there is none to deliver us from their hand.

New American Standard Bible
Slaves rule over us; There is no one to deliver us from their hand.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Slaves rule over us; no one rescues us from their hands.

International Standard Version
Slaves rule over us, and no one delivers us from their control.

NET Bible
Slaves rule over us; there is no one to rescue us from their power.

New Heart English Bible
Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Slaves rule us. There is no one to rescue us from them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Servants rule over us; There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

New American Standard 1977
Slaves rule over us;
            There is no one to deliver us from their hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Slaves have ruled over us: there was no one to deliver us out of their hand.

King James 2000 Bible
Servants have ruled over us: there is none that does deliver us out of their hand.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Servants have ruled over us: there was none to redeem us out of their hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Bondmen rule over us: there is no deliverer out of their hand.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Servants have ruled over us, A deliverer there is none from their hand.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Mercy and Restoration
7Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities. 8Slaves rule over us; There is no one to deliver us from their hand. 9We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:15
But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Psalm 7:2
Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

Zechariah 11:6
"For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD; "but behold, I will cause the men to fall, each into another's power and into the power of his king; and they will strike the land, and I will not deliver them from their power."
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be …

Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; …

Nehemiah 2:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, …

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable …

Proverbs 30:22 For a servant when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

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Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, …

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver …

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there …

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, …

Isaiah 43:13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver …

Hosea 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, …

Zechariah 11:6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, said the LORD: …

(8) Servants have ruled over us.--The Chaldans, it would seem, added insult to injury, sending as rulers those who had filled menial offices in the courts of their kings. (Comp. Jeremiah 39:3.)

Verse 8. - Servants have ruled; rather, slaves. The Babylonians in general might be called slaves, by comparison with the "kingdom of priests" (Exodus 19:6), and the "sons" of Jehovah (Isaiah 45:11; Hosea 1:10). Or the expression may mean that even baseborn hangers on of the conquering host assumed the right to command the defenceless captives. Servants have ruled over us,.... The Targum is,

"the sons of Ham, who were given to be servants to the sons of Shem, they have ruled over us;''

referring to the prophecy of Noah, Genesis 9:26; or such as had been tributary to the Jews, as the Edomites; so Aben Ezra; the Babylon, an, are meant; and not the nobles and principal inhabitants only, but even their servants, had power and authority over the Jews and they were at their beck and command; which made their servitude the more disagreeable and intolerable:

there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand; out of the hand of these servants. 8. Servants … ruled … us—Servants under the Chaldean governors ruled the Jews (Ne 5:15). Israel, once a "kingdom of priests" (Ex 19:6), is become like Canaan, "a servant of servants," according to the curse (Ge 9:25). The Chaldeans were designed to be "servants" of Shem, being descended from Ham (Ge 9:26). Now through the Jews' sin, their positions are reversed.5:1-16 Is any afflicted? Let him pray; and let him in prayer pour out his complaint to God. The people of God do so here; they complain not of evils feared, but of evils felt. If penitent and patient under what we suffer for the sins of our fathers, we may expect that He who punishes, will return in mercy to us. They acknowledge, Woe unto us that we have sinned! All our woes are owing to our own sin and folly. Though our sins and God's just displeasure cause our sufferings, we may hope in his pardoning mercy, his sanctifying grace, and his kind providence. But the sins of a man's whole life will be punished with vengeance at last, unless he obtains an interest in Him who bare our sins in his own body on the tree.
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