Lamentations 3:10
New International Version
Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding,

New Living Translation
He has hidden like a bear or a lion, waiting to attack me.

English Standard Version
He is a bear lying in wait for me, a lion in hiding;

Berean Study Bible
He is a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding.

New American Standard Bible
He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.

King James Bible
He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

Christian Standard Bible
He is a bear waiting in ambush, a lion in hiding.

Contemporary English Version
God was like a bear or a lion waiting in ambush for me;

Good News Translation
He waited for me like a bear; he pounced on me like a lion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is a bear waiting in ambush, a lion in hiding.

International Standard Version
He is like a bear that lies in wait for me, a lion in hiding.

NET Bible
To me he is like a bear lying in ambush, like a hidden lion stalking its prey.

New Heart English Bible
He is to me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in hiding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is like a bear waiting to ambush me, like a lion in hiding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, As a lion in secret places.

New American Standard 1977
He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Daleth He was unto me as a bear lying in wait and as a lion in secret places.

King James 2000 Bible
He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

American King James Version
He was to me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

American Standard Version
He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
he has troubled me, as a she-bear lying in wait: he is to me as a lion in secret places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Daleth. He is become to me as a bear lying in wait: as a lion in secret places.

Darby Bible Translation
He is unto me [as] a bear lying in wait, a lion in secret places.

English Revised Version
He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places.

Webster's Bible Translation
He was to me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

World English Bible
He is to me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places.

Young's Literal Translation
A bear lying in wait He is to me, A lion in secret hiding-places.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
9He has barred my ways with cut stones; He has made my paths crooked. 10He is a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding. 11He forced me off my path and tore me to pieces; He left me without help.…
Cross References
Job 10:16
Should I hold my head high, You would hunt me like a lion, and again display Your power against me.

Lamentations 3:9
He has barred my ways with cut stones; He has made my paths crooked.

Lamentations 3:11
He forced me off my path and tore me to pieces; He left me without help.

Hosea 13:7
So I will pounce on them like a lion; like a leopard on the path I will lurk.

Treasury of Scripture

He was to me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

unto

Job 10:16
For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.

Isaiah 38:13
I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

Hosea 5:14
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.

in secret

Psalm 10:9
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Psalm 17:12
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.







Lexicon
He
הוּא֙ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is a bear
דֹּ֣ב (dōḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1677: The bear

lying in wait,
אֹרֵ֥ב (’ō·rêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

a lion
אֲרִ֖י (’ă·rî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 738: A lion

in hiding.
בְּמִסְתָּרִֽים׃ (bə·mis·tā·rîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4565: A secret place, hiding place
(10) As a bear . . . as a lion.--The figure found in Hosea 13:8; Amos 5:19, is specially characteristic of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 4:7; Jeremiah 5:6; Jeremiah 49:19; Jeremiah 50:44). We are reminded of Dante (Inferno, i. 31-51).

Verse 10. - Was; rather, is. As a bear...as a lion. The comparison of the enemy to a lion is not uncommon; see e.g. Jeremiah 4:7; Jeremiah 5:6 (see note); 49:19; 1:44; Psalm 10:9; Psalm 17:12; Job 10:16. The bear is only once mentioned in such a context (Hosea 13:8). The two latter passages may possibly have been in the mind of the writer, as Jehovah is in both the subject of the comparison. 3:1-20 The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. It was an affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter cup. The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord.
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