Lamentations 3:46
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English Standard Version
“All our enemies open their mouths against us;

King James Bible
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

American Standard Version
All our enemies have opened their mouth wide against us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Phe. All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

English Revised Version
all our enemies have opened their mouth wide against us.

Webster's Bible Translation
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Confession of sins, and complaint against the cruelty of enemies, as well as over the deep misery into which all the people have sunk. Lamentations 3:40-42. The acknowledgment of guilt implies to prayer, to which also there is a summons in Lamentations 3:40, Lamentations 3:41. The transitional idea is not, "Instead of grumbling in a sinful spirit, let us rather examine our conduct" (Thenius); for the summons to examine one's conduct is thereby placed in contrast with Lamentations 3:39, and the thought, "let every one mourn over his own sins," transformed into a prohibition of sinful complaint. The real transition link is given by Rosenmller: quum mala nostra a peccatis nostris oriantur, culpas nostras et scrutemur et corrigamus. The searching of our ways, i.e., of our conduct, if it be entered on in an earnest spirit, must end in a return to the Lord, from whom we have departed. It is self-evident that עד יהוה does not stand for אל יי, but means as far as (even to) Jahveh, and indicates thorough conversion - no standing half-way. The lifting up of the heart to the hands, also, - not merely of the hands to God, - expresses earnest prayer, that comes from the heart. אל־כּפּים, to the hands (that are raised towards heaven). "To God in heaven," where His almighty throne is placed (Psalm 2:4), that He may look down from thence (Lamentations 3:59) and send help. With Lamentations 3:42 begins the prayer, as is shown by the direct address to God in the second member. There is no need, however, on this account, for supplying לאמר before the first member; the command to pray is immediately followed by prayer, beginning with the confession of sins, and the recognition of God's chastisement; cf. Psalm 106:6; Daniel 9:5. נחנוּ is contrasted with אתּה. "Thou hast not pardoned," because Thy justice must inflict punishment.

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Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up...

Exodus 11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast...

Job 30:9-11 And now am I their song, yes, I am their byword...

Psalm 22:6-8 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people...

Psalm 44:13,14 You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us...

Psalm 79:4,10 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us...

Matthew 27:38-45 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left...

Cross References
Job 30:9
"And now I have become their song; I am a byword to them.

Job 30:10
They abhor me; they keep aloof from me; they do not hesitate to spit at the sight of me.

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.

Psalm 22:13
they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.

Lamentations 2:16
All your enemies rail against you; they hiss, they gnash their teeth, they cry: "We have swallowed her! Ah, this is the day we longed for; now we have it; we see it!"

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