Lamentations 3:8
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New International Version
Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.

New Living Translation
And though I cry and shout, he has shut out my prayers.

English Standard Version
though I call and cry for help, he shuts out my prayer;

Berean Study Bible
Even when I cry out and plead for help, He shuts out my prayer.

New American Standard Bible
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.

King James Bible
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

Christian Standard Bible
Even when I cry out and plead for help, he blocks out my prayer.

Contemporary English Version
Even when I shouted and prayed for help, he refused to listen.

Good News Translation
I cry aloud for help, but God refuses to listen;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even when I cry out and plead for help, He rejects my prayer.

International Standard Version
Indeed, when I cry out, calling for help, he shuts out my prayer.

NET Bible
Also, when I cry out desperately for help, he has shut out my prayer.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even when I cry and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, when I cry and call for help, He shutteth out my prayer.

New American Standard 1977
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gimel Even when I cried and shouted, he shut out my prayer.

King James 2000 Bible
Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

American King James Version
Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

American Standard Version
Yea, when I cry, and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ghimel. Yea, and when I cry, and entreat, he hath shut out my prayer.

Darby Bible Translation
Even when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

English Revised Version
Yea, when I cry and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

World English Bible
Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
Also when I call and cry out, He hath shut out my prayer.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
7He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains. 8Even when I cry out and plead for help, He shuts out my prayer. 9He has barred my ways with cut stones; He has made my paths crooked.…
Cross References
Job 30:20
I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer; when I stand up, You merely look at me.

Psalm 22:2
I cry out by day, O my God, but You do not answer, and by night, but I have no rest.

Lamentations 3:44
You have covered Yourself with a cloud that no prayer can pass through.

Treasury of Scripture

Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

Lamentations 3:44 You have covered yourself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.

Job 19:7 Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but …

Job 30:20 I cry to you, and you do not hear me: I stand up, and you regard me not.

Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you hear not; and in the night …

Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer …

Habakkuk 1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out …

Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, …







(8) He shutteth out my prayer--i.e., stops it so that it does not reach the ear of Jehovah; and it is Jehovah himself who does this.

Verse 8. - He shutteth out my prayer. There is a kind of barrier through which these futile prayers cannot penetrate (comp. on ver. 44). Also when I cry and shout,.... Cry, because of the distress of the enemy within; "shout", or cry aloud for help from others without; as persons in a prison do, to make them hear and pity their case: thus the prophet in his affliction cried aloud to God; was fervent, earnest, and importunate in prayer; and yet not heard:

he shutteth out my prayer; shuts the door, that it may not enter; as the door is sometimes shut upon beggars, that their cry may not be heard. The Targum is,

"the house of my prayer is shut.''

Jarchi interprets it of the windows of the firmament being shut, so that his prayer could not pass through, or be heard; see Lamentations 3:44. The phrase designs God's disregard, or seeming disregard, of the prayer of the prophet, or of the people; and his shutting his ears against it. Of this, as the Messiah's case, see Psalm 22:2. 8. shutteth out—image from a door shutting out any entrance (Job 30:20). So the antitype. Christ (Ps 22:2).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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