New American Standard Bible
He has walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain heavy.
King James Bible
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath hedged me about that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.
World English Bible
He has walled me about, that I can't go forth; he has made my chain heavy.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The prophet feels as if enclosed within walls, and fettered.
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
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?
"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.
"But now, behold, I am freeing you today from the chains which are on your hands. If you would prefer to come with me to Babylon, come along, and I will look after you; but if you would prefer not to come with me to Babylon, never mind. Look, the whole land is before you; go wherever it seems good and right for you to go."
"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.
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