Lamentations 5:10
New International Version
Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.

New Living Translation
The famine has blackened our skin as though baked in an oven.

English Standard Version
Our skin is hot as an oven with the burning heat of famine.

Berean Study Bible
Our skin is as hot as an oven with fever from our hunger.

King James Bible
Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

New King James Version
Our skin is hot as an oven, Because of the fever of famine.

New American Standard Bible
Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the ravages of hunger.

NASB 1995
Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.

NASB 1977
Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.

Amplified Bible
Our skin is as hot as [the heat of] an oven Because of the burning heat of [the fever of] famine.

Christian Standard Bible
Our skin is as hot as an oven from the ravages of hunger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our skin is as hot as an oven from the ravages of hunger.

American Standard Version
Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Our skin is blackened like an oven; they are convulsed, because of the storms of famine.

Contemporary English Version
Our skin is scorched from fever and hunger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Our skin was burnt as an oven, by reason of the violence of the famine.

English Revised Version
Our skin is black like an oven because of the burning heat of famine.

Good News Translation
Hunger has made us burn with fever until our skin is as hot as an oven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our skin is as hot as an oven from the burning heat of starvation.

International Standard Version
Our skin blisters as from an oven, due to ravaging blasts of the famine.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Our skin is hot like an oven Because of the burning heat of famine.

Literal Standard Version
Our skin as an oven has been burning, "" Because of the raging of the famine.

NET Bible
Our skin is hot as an oven due to a fever from hunger.

New Heart English Bible
Our skin is hot like an oven, because of the burning heat of famine.

World English Bible
Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.

Young's Literal Translation
Our skin as an oven hath been burning, Because of the raging of the famine.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
A Prayer for Restoration
9We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness. 10Our skin is as hot as an oven with fever from our hunger. 11Women have been ravished in Zion, virgins in the cities of Judah.…

Cross References
Job 30:30
My skin grows black and peels, and my bones burn with fever.

Lamentations 4:8
But now their appearance is blacker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become as dry as a stick.


Treasury of Scripture

Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

skin

Lamentations 3:4
My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.

Lamentations 4:8
Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

Job 30:30
My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.









(10) Our skin was black . . .-Better, fiery red, and for "terrible famine," the fever-blast of famine. The words paint the hot fever of hunger rather than the livid paleness of exhaustion.

Verse 10. - Was black like an oven. The translation is misleading; there is no real parallel to Lamentations 4:8. Render, gloweth. It is the feverish glow produced by gnawing hunger which is meant. The terrible famine; rather, the burning heat of hunger. Hariri, the humoristic author of the cycle of stories in rhymed Arabic prose and verse, called 'Makamat,' puts into the mouth of his ne'er do well Abu Seid very similar words to describe a famished man -

"Dess Eingeweide brennend nach Erquickung sehrein,
Der nichts gegessen seit zwei Tagen oder drein."


(Ruckert's adaptation, third Makama.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Our skin
עוֹרֵ֙נוּ֙ (‘ō·w·rê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5785: Skin, hide, leather

is as hot
נִכְמָ֔רוּ (niḵ·mā·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3648: To intertwine, contract, to shrivel, to be deeply affected with passion

as an oven
כְּתַנּ֣וּר (kə·ṯan·nūr)
Preposition-k | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8574: (portable) stove, firepot

because of
מִפְּנֵ֖י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the burning
זַלְעֲפ֥וֹת (zal·‘ă·p̄ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2152: A glow, a famine

of famine.
רָעָֽב׃ (rā·‘āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7458: Famine, hunger


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