Lamentations 5:17
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King James Version
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

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

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Geneva Study Bible

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

(i) With weeping.Lamentations 5:17 Parallel Commentaries

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Lamentations
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies[1] (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem[2] in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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

Psalm 38:8
I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Isaiah 1:5
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

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

Lamentations 2:11
Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.

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