Lamentations 5:8
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English Standard Version
Slaves rule over us; there is none 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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Supplication and statement regarding the distress. The quest made in Lamentations 5:1 refers to the oppression depicted in what follows. The words, "Remember, O Lord, what hath happened (i.e., befallen) us," are more fully explained in the second member, "Look and behold our disgrace." It is quite arbitrary in Thenius to refer the first member to the past, the second to the present, described in what follows, Lamentations 5:12-16. The Qeri הבּיטה is an unnecessary alteration, after Lamentations 1:11; Lamentations 3:63. - With Lamentations 5:2 begins the description of the disgrace that has befallen them. This consists, first of all, in the fact that their inheritance has become the possession of strangers. Rosenm׬ller rightly explains נחלה to mean, terra quae tuo nobis dono quandam est concessa. נחפך is used of the transference of the property to others, as in Isaiah 60:5. Many expositors would refer בּתּינוּ to the houses in Jerusalem which the Chaldeans had not destroyed, on the ground that it is stated, in 2 Kings 25:9 and Jeremiah 52:13, that the Chaldeans destroyed none but large houses. There is no foundation, however, for this restriction; moreover, it is opposed by the parallel נחלתנוּ. Just as by נחלה we are to understand, not merely the possession of Jerusalem, but of the whole country, so also בּתּינוּ are the dwelling-houses of the country in towns and villages; in this case, the question whether any houses still remained standing in Jerusalem does not demand consideration at all. Ngelsbach is wrong in his remark that נחלה and בּתּים respectively mean immovable and portable property, for houses are certainly not moveable property.

Lamentations 5:8 Parallel Commentaries

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servants

Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.

Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

Nehemiah 2:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn...

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine...

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

there

Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Isaiah 43:13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

Hosea 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of my hand.

Zechariah 11:6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, said the LORD: but, see, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor's hand...

Cross References
Nehemiah 5:15
The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people and took from them for their daily ration forty shekels of silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

Psalm 7:2
lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

Zechariah 11:6
For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of this land, declares the LORD. Behold, I will cause each of them to fall into the hand of his neighbor, and each into the hand of his king, and they shall crush the land, and I will deliver none from their hand."

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