Lamentations 3:54
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New International Version
the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish.

New Living Translation
The water rose over my head, and I cried out, "This is the end!"

English Standard Version
water closed over my head; I said, ‘I am lost.’

Berean Study Bible
The waters flowed over my head, and I thought I was going to die.

New American Standard Bible
Waters flowed over my head; I said, "I am cut off!"

King James Bible
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.

Christian Standard Bible
Water flooded over my head, and I thought, "I'm going to die!"

Contemporary English Version
Water covered my head--I thought I was gone.

Good News Translation
Water began to close over me, and I thought death was near.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Water flooded over my head, and I thought: I'm going to die!

International Standard Version
Water closed over my head, and I said, "I'm a dead man."

NET Bible
The waters closed over my head; I thought I was about to die.

New Heart English Bible
Waters flowed over my head; I said, 'I am finished.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Water flowed over my head. I thought I was finished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Waters flowed over my head; I said: 'I am cut off.'

New American Standard 1977
Waters flowed over my head; I said, “I am cut off!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Tzaddi Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am dead.

King James 2000 Bible
Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am cut off.

American King James Version
Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am cut off.

American Standard Version
Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sade. Waters have flowed over my head: I said: I am cut off.

Darby Bible Translation
Waters streamed over my head; I said, I am cut off.

English Revised Version
Waters flowed over mine head; I said, I am cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am cut off.

World English Bible
Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
Flowed have waters over my head, I have said, I have been cut off.
Study Bible
God's Justice
53They dropped me alive into a pit and cast stones at me. 54The waters flowed over my head, and I thought I was going to die.
Cross References
Job 22:11
it is so dark you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.

Psalm 31:22
In my alarm I said, "I am cut off from Your sight!" But You heard my plea for mercy when I called to You for help.

Psalm 69:2
I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me.

Psalm 88:16
Your wrath has swept over me; Your terrors have destroyed me.

Ezekiel 37:11
Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Look, they are saying, 'Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished; we are cut off.'

Jonah 2:3
For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the current swirled about me. All Your breakers and waves swept over me.

Jonah 2:5
The waters engulfed me up to the neck; the watery depths overcame me; the seaweed wrapped around my head.

Treasury of Scripture

Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am cut off.

waters

Psalm 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psalm 69:1,2,15 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul…

Psalm 124:4,5 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul…

Jonah 2:3-5 For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and …

I said

Lamentations 3:18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

Job 17:11-16 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart…

Psalm 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless …

Isaiah 38:10-13 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of …

Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said to me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of …

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which …







Verse 54. - I am cut off. Some words have to be supplied, and Psalm 31:22 suggests which these are: - "I am cut off from before thine eyes," i.e. from the region on which the eyes of God rest. Waters flowed over mine head,.... As in a pit or dungeon, where there is not only mire and clay, but much water, into which persons being put, sink, and are covered therewith; see Psalm 69:1; this is to be understood metaphorically of the waters of afflictions, which overflowed and overwhelmed the people of the Jews. Jarchi interprets it of the nations of the world, as much people are often compared to waters; and here the Chaldeans may be particularly intended, whose army overflowed the land of Judea; and, like a mighty torrent, carried away the people, and wealth of it, and brought them into troubles, which were like deep waters:

then I said, I am cut off; while the waters are only up to a man's loins, he does not apprehend himself in danger; but there is hope of his wading through, and getting out; but when they rise above his head, his hopes are gone; he reckons it all over with him, and that he is just perishing, and his life in the utmost danger; there being scarce any probability or possibility of saving him; so it was with these people. 54. Waters—not literally, for there was "no water" (Jer 38:6) in the place of Jeremiah's confinement, but emblematical of overwhelming calamities (Ps 69:2; 124:4, 5).

cut off—(Isa 38:10, 11). I am abandoned by God. He speaks according to carnal sense.

Koph.3:42-54 The more the prophet looked on the desolations, the more he was grieved. Here is one word of comfort. While they continued weeping, they continued waiting; and neither did nor would expect relief and succour from any but the Lord.
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