New American Standard Bible
My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
King James Bible
Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Darby Bible Translation
Mine eye runneth down with streams of water for the ruin of the daughter of my people.
World English Bible
My eye runs down with streams of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Young's Literal Translation
Rivulets of water go down my eye, For the destruction of the daughter of my people.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The deep sympathy of the prophet, which pours itself forth in abundant tears over the distress of his people.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.
Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!
"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.
"For these things I weep; My eyes run down with water; Because far from me is a comforter, One who restores my soul. My children are desolate Because the enemy has prevailed."
My eyes fail because of tears, My spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is poured out on the earth Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, When little ones and infants faint In the streets of the city.
Their heart cried out to the Lord, "O wall of the daughter of Zion, Let your tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief, Let your eyes have no rest.
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