Lamentations 3:43
New International Version
“You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity.

New Living Translation
“You have engulfed us with your anger, chased us down, and slaughtered us without mercy.

English Standard Version
“You have wrapped yourself with anger and pursued us, killing without pity;

Berean Study Bible
You have covered Yourself in anger and pursued us; You have killed without pity.

King James Bible
Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

New King James Version
You have covered Yourself with anger And pursued us; You have slain and not pitied.

New American Standard Bible
You have covered Yourself with anger And pursued us; You have slain and have not spared.

NASB 1995
You have covered Yourself with anger And pursued us; You have slain and have not spared.

NASB 1977
Thou hast covered Thyself with anger And pursued us; Thou hast slain and hast not spared.

Amplified Bible
You have covered Yourself with anger And pursued us; You have slain [without pity] and have not spared.

Christian Standard Bible
“You have covered yourself in anger and pursued us; you have killed without compassion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have covered Yourself in anger and pursued us; You have killed without compassion.

American Standard Version
Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Samekh You have overshadowed in your anger and you pursued us and you killed and you did not pity

Brenton Septuagint Translation
SAMECH. Thou has visited us in wrath, and driven us away: thou has slain, thou has not pitied.

Contemporary English Version
Anger is written all over you, as you pursue and slaughter us without showing pity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Samech. Thou hast covered in thy wrath, and hast struck us: thou hast killed and hast not spared.

English Revised Version
Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

Good News Translation
"You pursued us and killed us; your mercy was hidden by your anger,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You covered yourself with anger and pursued us. You killed without pity.

International Standard Version
Clothing yourself with anger, you pursued us. You killed without pity,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us; Thou hast slain unsparingly.

Literal Standard Version
You have covered Yourself with anger, And pursue us; You have slain—You have not pitied.

NET Bible
You shrouded yourself with anger and then pursued us; you killed without mercy.

New Heart English Bible
You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you killed without sparing.

World English Bible
You have covered with anger and pursued us; you have killed, you have not pitied.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast covered Thyself with anger, And dost pursue us; Thou hast slain -- Thou hast not pitied.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Justice
42“We have sinned and rebelled; You have not forgiven.” 43You have covered Yourself in anger and pursued us; You have killed without pity. 44You have covered Yourself with a cloud that no prayer can pass through.…

Cross References
Psalm 83:15
so pursue them with Your tempest, and terrify them with Your storm.

Lamentations 2:2
Without pity the Lord has swallowed up all the dwellings of Jacob. In His wrath He has demolished the fortified cities of the Daughter of Judah. He brought to the ground and defiled her kingdom and its princes.

Lamentations 2:17
The LORD has done what He planned; He has accomplished His decree, which He ordained in days of old; He has overthrown you without pity. He has let the enemy gloat over you and exalted the horn of your foes.

Lamentations 2:21
Both young and old lie together in the dust of the streets. My young men and maidens have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger; You have slaughtered them without compassion.

Lamentations 3:66
You will pursue them in anger and exterminate them from under Your heavens, O LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

You have covered with anger, and persecuted us: you have slain, you have not pitied.

covered

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!

Psalm 44:19
Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

persecuted

Lamentations 3:66
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

Psalm 83:15
So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

thou hast slain

Lamentations 2:2,17,21
The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof…

2 Chronicles 36:16,17
But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy…

Ezekiel 7:9
And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.









(43) Thou hast covered with anger.--Better, as in the next verse, Thou hast covered thyself. Wrath is as the garment in which God wraps Himself to execute His righteous judgments. In Lamentations 3:44 the wrath is represented more definitely as a cloud through which the prayers of the afflicted cannot pass.

Verse 43. - Thou hast covered with anger. The clause seems imperfect; perhaps "thyself" has fallen out of the text (see next verse).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have covered
סַכֹּ֤תָה (sak·kō·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5526: To entwine as a, screen, to fence in, cover over, protect

Yourself in anger
בָאַף֙ (ḇā·’ap̄)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

and pursued us;
וַֽתִּרְדְּפֵ֔נוּ (wat·tir·də·p̄ê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

You have killed
הָרַ֖גְתָּ (hā·raḡ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

without
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

pity.
חָמָֽלְתָּ׃ (ḥā·mā·lə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2550: To commiserate, to spare


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