Lamentations 3:5
New International Version
He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.

New Living Translation
He has besieged and surrounded me with anguish and distress.

English Standard Version
he has besieged and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation;

Berean Study Bible
He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.

New American Standard Bible
He has besieged and encompassed me with bitterness and hardship.

King James Bible
He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Christian Standard Bible
He has laid siege against me, encircling me with bitterness and hardship.

Contemporary English Version
He attacked and surrounded me with hardships and trouble;

Good News Translation
He has shut me in a prison of misery and anguish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has laid siege against me, encircling me with bitterness and hardship.

International Standard Version
He laid siege against me, surrounding me with bitterness and suffering.

NET Bible
He has besieged and surrounded me with bitter hardship.

New Heart English Bible
He has built against me, and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has attacked me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath builded against me, and compassed me With gall and travail.

New American Standard 1977
He has besieged and encompassed me with bitterness and hardship.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beth He has built against me and compassed me with gall and travail.

King James 2000 Bible
He has besieged me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.

American King James Version
He has built against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

American Standard Version
He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
BETH. He has built against me, and compassed my head, and brought travail upon me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Beth. He hath built round about me, and he hath compassed me with gall and labour.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath built against me, and encompassed [me] with gall and toil.

English Revised Version
He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath built against me, and compassed me with gall and labor.

World English Bible
He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
4He has worn away my flesh and skin; He has shattered my bones. 5He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. 6He has made me dwell in darkness like those dead for ages.…
Cross References
Luke 21:20
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that her desolation is near.

Job 19:8
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; He has veiled my paths with darkness.

Jeremiah 23:15
Therefore, this is what the LORD of Hosts says concerning the prophets: "I will feed them wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink, for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land."

Lamentations 3:19
Remember my affliction and wandering, the wormwood and the gall.

Treasury of Scripture

He has built against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

builded

Lamentations 3:7-9
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy…

Job 19:8
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

gall

Lamentations 3:19
Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

Psalm 69:21
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Jeremiah 8:14
Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.







Lexicon
He has besieged
בָּנָ֥ה (bā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

me
עָלַ֛י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and surrounded me
וַיַּקַּ֖ף (way·yaq·qap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5362: To strike, to knock together, surround, circulate

with bitterness
רֹ֥אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7219: A poisonous plant, the poppy, poison

and hardship.
וּתְלָאָֽה׃ (ū·ṯə·lā·’āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8513: Weariness, hardship
(5) He hath builded.--The attack of sorrow is presented under the figure of a siege. In the next clause the figure is dropped. "Gall" stands, as in Jeremiah 8:14, for bitterest sorrow. "Travel" is the old English form of "travail," the two forms, originally identical, being now used with different meanings.

Verse 5. - He hath builded against me, and compassed me. A figure from the siege of a town. Gall. For the true meaning of the word, see on Jeremiah 8:14. We need not trouble ourselves about it here, for the word is evidently used as a kind of "ideograph" for bitterness. Travel; literally, weariness. 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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