Lamentations 3:11
New International Version
he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help.

New Living Translation
He has dragged me off the path and torn me in pieces, leaving me helpless and devastated.

English Standard Version
he turned aside my steps and tore me to pieces; he has made me desolate;

Berean Study Bible
He forced me off my path and tore me to pieces; He left me without help.

King James Bible
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

New King James Version
He has turned aside my ways and torn me in pieces; He has made me desolate.

New American Standard Bible
He has made my ways deviate, and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.

NASB 1995
He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.

NASB 1977
He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.

Amplified Bible
He has turned aside my ways and torn me in pieces; He has made me desolate.

Christian Standard Bible
He forced me off my way and tore me to pieces; he left me desolate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He forced me off my way and tore me to pieces; He left me desolate.

American Standard Version
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My roads he has made crooked; he has torn me to pieces and he has put me into destruction

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He pursued me after I departed, and brought me to a stand: he has utterly ruined me.

Contemporary English Version
he dragged me from the road, then tore me to shreds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Daleth. He hath turned aside my paths, and hath broken me in pieces, he hath made me desolate.

English Revised Version
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he hath made me desolate.

Good News Translation
He chased me off the road, tore me to pieces, and left me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has forced me off the road I was taking, torn me to pieces, and left me with nothing.

International Standard Version
He forced me off my path, tearing me to pieces and making me desolate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; He hath made me desolate.

Literal Standard Version
My ways He is turning aside, and He pulls me in pieces, He has made me a desolation.

NET Bible
He has obstructed my paths and torn me to pieces; he has made me desolate.

New Heart English Bible
He has obstructed my path, and torn me in pieces; he has made me desolate.

World English Bible
He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he has made me desolate.

Young's Literal Translation
My ways He is turning aside, and He pulleth me in pieces, He hath made me a desolation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Afflictions
10He is a bear lying in wait, a lion hiding in ambush. 11He forced me off my path and tore me to pieces; He left me without help. 12He bent His bow and set me as the target for His arrow.…

Cross References
Job 16:12
I was at ease, but He shattered me; He seized me by the neck and crushed me. He has set me up as His target;

Job 16:13
His archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and spills my gall on the ground.

Psalm 143:4
My spirit grows faint within me; my heart is dismayed inside me.

Jeremiah 15:3
I will appoint over them four kinds of destroyers, declares the LORD: the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the air and beasts of the earth to devour and destroy.

Lamentations 3:10
He is a bear lying in wait, a lion hiding in ambush.

Hosea 6:1
Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us to pieces, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bind up our wounds.


Treasury of Scripture

He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he has made me desolate.

pulled

Job 16:12,13
I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark…

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

Jeremiah 5:6
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

he hath made

Lamentations 1:13
From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

Job 16:7
But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.

Isaiah 3:26
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.









(11) He hath turned aside.--The terror caused by the lion turns the traveller from his path, and there is no other; and then comes the attack by which he is torn in pieces.

He hath made me desolate.--Better, made me astonied, as in Ezra 9:3. The verb (which occurs forty times in Jeremiah's prophecies and three times in Lam.), paints the stupefaction of terror.

Verse 11. - Hath turned aside my ways; i.e. hath caused me to go astray. Comp. Psalm 146:9, "The way of the ungodly he maketh crooked," i.e. he leadeth them to destruction. Made me desolate; or, made me stunned ("astonied," Ezra 9:3 in our Bible). So Lamentations 1:13, 16.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He forced me off
סוֹרֵ֛ר (sō·w·rêr)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

my path
דְּרָכַ֥י (də·rā·ḵay)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

and tore me to pieces;
וַֽיְפַשְּׁחֵ֖נִי (way·p̄aš·šə·ḥê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6582: To tear in pieces

He left me
שָׂמַ֥נִי (śā·ma·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

without help.
שֹׁמֵֽם׃ (šō·mêm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8076: Devastated


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