Lamentations 3:9
New International Version
He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked.

New Living Translation
He has blocked my way with a high stone wall; he has made my road crooked.

English Standard Version
he has blocked my ways with blocks of stones; he has made my paths crooked.

Berean Study Bible
He has barred my ways with cut stones; He has made my paths crooked.

New American Standard Bible
He has blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.

King James Bible
He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

Christian Standard Bible
He has walled in my ways with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked.

Contemporary English Version
God put big rocks in my way and made me follow a crooked path.

Good News Translation
I stagger as I walk; stone walls block me wherever I turn.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has walled in my ways with cut stones; He has made my paths crooked.

International Standard Version
He impeded my way with blocks of stone, making my paths uneven.

NET Bible
He has blocked every road I take with a wall of hewn stones; he has made every path impassable.

New Heart English Bible
He has walled up my ways with cut stone; he has made my paths crooked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has blocked my way with cut stones and made my paths crooked.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath enclosed my ways with hewn stone, He hath made my paths crooked.

New American Standard 1977
He has blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gimel He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone; he has made my paths crooked.

King James 2000 Bible
He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he has made my paths crooked.

American King James Version
He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he has made my paths crooked.

American Standard Version
He hath walled up my ways with hewn stone; he hath made my paths crooked.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
DALETH. He has built up my ways, he has hedged my paths;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ghimel. He hath shut up my ways with square stones, he hath turned my paths upside down.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

English Revised Version
He hath fenced up my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

World English Bible
He has walled up my ways with cut stone; he has made my paths crooked.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath hedged my ways with hewn work, My paths He hath made crooked.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
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. 10He is a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding.…
Cross References
Job 19:8
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; He has veiled my paths with darkness.

Isaiah 63:17
Why, O LORD, do You make us stray from Your ways and harden our hearts from fearing You? Return, for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.

Lamentations 3:10
He is a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding.

Hosea 2:6
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her path with thorns; I will enclose her with a wall, so she cannot find her way.

Treasury of Scripture

He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he has made my paths crooked.

made

Lamentations 3:11
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

Isaiah 30:28
And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

Isaiah 63:17
O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.







Lexicon
He has barred
גָּדַ֤ר (gā·ḏar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1443: To wall up or off, to build a wall

my ways
דְּרָכַי֙ (də·rā·ḵay)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

with cut stones;
בְּגָזִ֔ית (bə·ḡā·zîṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1496: Something cut, dressed stone

He has made my paths
נְתִיבֹתַ֖י (nə·ṯî·ḇō·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5410: Path, pathway

crooked.
עִוָּֽה׃ (‘iw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5753: To bend, twist
(9) He hath inclosed.--Yet another figure of resourceless misery follows. A massive wall of stone runs across the mourner's way. When he turns aside into by-paths, they are turned and twisted in labyrinthine confusion, and lead nowhither.

Verse 9. - Inclosed; or, walled up; the participle of this verb is rendered "masons" in the Authorized Version of 2 Kings 12:12. Made my paths crooked; i.e. hath compelled me to walk in byways (comp. margin of the Authorized Version, Judges 5:6). But this hardly seems appropriate to the context. The semitas meas subvertit of the Vulgate is preferable. Render, therefore, turned my path upside down (comp. Isaiah 24:1). An analogous expression m Job 30:13 is rendered in the Authorized Version, "they mar my path." Thenius thinks that the destruction of a raised causeway is the figure intended; but the word is quite correctly rendered "paths;" see the note of Delitzsch on REFERENCE_WORK:Keil & DelitzschIsaiah 59:8. 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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