Lamentations 3:53
New International Version
They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me;

New Living Translation
They threw me into a pit and dropped stones on me.

English Standard Version
they flung me alive into the pit and cast stones on me;

Berean Standard Bible
They dropped me alive into a pit and cast stones upon me.

King James Bible
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

New King James Version
They silenced my life in the pit And threw stones at me.

New American Standard Bible
They have silenced me in the pit And have thrown stones on me.

NASB 1995
They have silenced me in the pit And have placed a stone on me.

NASB 1977
They have silenced me in the pit And have placed a stone on me.

Legacy Standard Bible
They have silenced my life in the pit And have placed a stone on me.

Amplified Bible
They silenced me in the pit And placed a stone over me.

Christian Standard Bible
They smothered my life in a pit and threw stones on me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They dropped me alive into a pit and threw stones at me.

American Standard Version
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone upon me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They ended my life in a pit; they cast stones at me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and laid a stone upon me.

Contemporary English Version
Then they tried to kill me by tossing me into a pit and throwing stones at me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sade. My life is fallen into the pit, and they have laid a stone over me.

English Revised Version
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone upon me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They threw me alive into a pit and threw rocks at me.

Good News Translation
They threw me alive into a pit and closed the opening with a stone.

International Standard Version
They dumped me alive into a pit, sealing me in with stone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, And have cast stones upon me.

Literal Standard Version
They have cut off my life in a pit, | And they cast a stone against me.

Majority Standard Bible
They dropped me alive into a pit and cast stones upon me.

New American Bible
They tried to end my life in the pit, pelting me with stones.

NET Bible
They shut me up in a pit and threw stones at me.

New Revised Standard Version
they flung me alive into a pit and hurled stones on me;

New Heart English Bible
They have cut off my life in a pit, and have cast a stone on me.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

World English Bible
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone on me.

Young's Literal Translation
They have cut off in a pit my life, And they cast a stone against me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Justice
52Without cause my enemies hunted me like a bird. 53They dropped me alive into a pit and cast stones upon me. 54The waters flowed over my head, and I thought I was going to die.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 37:16
So Jeremiah went into a cell in the dungeon and remained there a long time.

Jeremiah 38:6
So they took Jeremiah and dropped him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah with ropes into the cistern, which had no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.

Jeremiah 38:9
"My lord the king, these men have acted wickedly in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet. They have dropped him into the cistern, where he will starve to death, for there is no more bread in the city."

Daniel 6:17
A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that nothing concerning Daniel could be changed.

Jonah 2:1
From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the LORD his God,


Treasury of Scripture

They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone on me.

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Jeremiah 37:20
Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the king: let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted before thee; that thou cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.

Jeremiah 38:6,9
Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire…

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Daniel 6:17
And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.

Matthew 27:60,66
And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed…

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1. The prophet bewails his own calamities
22. By the mercies of God, he nourishes his hope
37. He acknowledges God's justice
55. He prays for deliverance
64. And vengeance on his enemies














(53) Cast a stone upon me.--The words admit of two meanings: (1) that they cast stones at him; (2) that they placed a stone over the opening of his dungeon so as to prevent escape.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They dropped
צָֽמְת֤וּ (ṣā·mə·ṯū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6789: To put an end to, exterminate

me alive
חַיָּ֔י (ḥay·yāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

into a pit
בַבּוֹר֙ (ḇab·bō·wr)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 953: A pit, cistern, well

and cast
וַיַּדּוּ־ (way·yad·dū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

stones
אֶ֖בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 68: A stone

at me.
בִּֽי׃ (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew


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