Lamentations 3:2
New International Version
He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;

New Living Translation
He has led me into darkness, shutting out all light.

English Standard Version
he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light;

Berean Study Bible
He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness instead of light.

King James Bible
He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

New King James Version
He has led me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.

New American Standard Bible
He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.

NASB 1995
He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.

NASB 1977
He has driven me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.

Amplified Bible
He has led me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.

Christian Standard Bible
He has driven me away and forced me to walk in darkness instead of light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has driven me away and forced me to walk in darkness instead of light.

American Standard Version
He hath led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He led me and he walked me in darkness and not in the light

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has taken me, and led me away into darkness, and not into light.

Contemporary English Version
He chased me into a dark place, where no light could enter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Aleph. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, and not into light.

English Revised Version
He hath led me and caused me to walk in darkness and not in light.

Good News Translation
He drove me deeper and deeper into darkness

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God has driven me away and made me walk in darkness instead of light.

International Standard Version
He has led me—brought me into darkness, not into light.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath led me and caused me to walk in darkness and not in light.

Literal Standard Version
He has led me, and causes to go [in] darkness, and without light.

NET Bible
He drove me into captivity and made me walk in darkness and not light.

New Heart English Bible
He has led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light.

World English Bible
He has led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light.

Young's Literal Translation
Me He hath led, and causeth to go in darkness, and without light.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Afflictions
1I am the man who has seen affliction under the rod of God’s wrath. 2 He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness instead of light. 3Indeed, He keeps turning His hand against me all day long.…

Cross References
Job 30:26
But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness fell.

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We hope for light, but there is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Jeremiah 4:23
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and void; I looked to the heavens, and they had no light.


Treasury of Scripture

He has led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

brought

Lamentations 3:53-55
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me…

Lamentations 2:1
How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

Deuteronomy 28:29
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.









(2) Into darkness.--The moral darkness of perplexity as well as misery. The cry of the mourner was like that of Ajax (Hom. Il. xvii. 647), "Slay me if thou wilt, but slay me in the light."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He has driven me away
נָהַ֛ג (nā·haḡ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5090: To drive forth, lead, carry away, to proceed, to sigh

and made me walk
וַיֹּלַ֖ךְ (way·yō·laḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in darkness
חֹ֥שֶׁךְ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

instead of
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

light.
אֽוֹר׃ (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 216: Illumination, luminary


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