Lamentations 5:9
New International Version
We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.

New Living Translation
We hunt for food at the risk of our lives, for violence rules the countryside.

English Standard Version
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.

Berean Study Bible
We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness.

King James Bible
We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

New King James Version
We get our bread at the risk of our lives, Because of the sword in the wilderness.

New American Standard Bible
We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness.

NASB 1995
We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness.

NASB 1977
We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness.

Amplified Bible
We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword [of the Arabs] in the wilderness [who may attack if we go out to harvest the crop].

Christian Standard Bible
We secure our food at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We secure our food at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness.

American Standard Version
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Into our soul we will put bread in the presence of the sword in the wilderness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We shall bring in our bread with danger of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

Contemporary English Version
We are in danger from brutal desert tribes; we must risk our lives just to bring in our crops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We fetched our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the desert.

English Revised Version
We get our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Good News Translation
Murderers roam through the countryside; we risk our lives when we look for food.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To get our food, we have to risk our lives in the heat of the desert.

International Standard Version
We risk our lives to obtain our food, facing death in the desert.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We get our bread with the peril of our lives Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Literal Standard Version
With our lives we bring in our bread, "" Because of the sword of the wilderness.

NET Bible
At the risk of our lives we get our food because robbers lurk in the countryside.

New Heart English Bible
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.

World English Bible
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Young's Literal Translation
With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Restoration
8Slaves rule over us; there is no one to deliver us from their hands. 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.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 40:9
Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, swore an oath to them and their men, assuring them, "Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldeans. Live in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.

Ezekiel 12:18
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling, and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.


Treasury of Scripture

We got our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Judges 6:11
And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

2 Samuel 23:17
And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

Jeremiah 40:9-12
And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you…









(9) The sword of the wilderness.--Another element of suffering is hinted at. Those who were left in the land were attacked, as they gathered in their scanty harvest, by the nomad tribes of the wilderness. Amalekites, Midianites, and others. (Comp. Jeremiah 40:14.)

Verse 9. - We gat our bread; rather, we get our bread. The allusion in the following words is perhaps to murderous attacks of Bedawins (as we should call the Ishmaelites) on the Jews who attempted to gather in the scanty harvest.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
We get
נָבִ֣יא (nā·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

our bread
לַחְמֵ֔נוּ (laḥ·mê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

at the risk of our lives
בְּנַפְשֵׁ֙נוּ֙ (bə·nap̄·šê·nū)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

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

the sword
חֶ֥רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

in the wilderness.
הַמִּדְבָּֽר׃ (ham·miḏ·bār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech


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