New American Standard Bible
Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
King James Bible
Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
Darby Bible Translation
Our skin gloweth like an oven, because of the burning heat of the 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Our skin ... - Or, is fiery red like an oven because of the fever-blast "of famine."
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.
Their appearance is blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.
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