King James Version
Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
Darby Bible Translation
Bondmen rule over us: there is no deliverer 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.
Lamentations 5:8 Parallel
CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.Lamentations 5:8 Parallel Commentaries
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (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 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
But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
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