New International Version
What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city.
King James Bible
Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
Darby Bible Translation
Mine eye affecteth my soul, because of all the daughters of my city.
World English Bible
My eye affects my soul, because of all the daughters of my city.
Young's Literal Translation
My eye affecteth my soul, Because of all the daughters of my city.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mine eye affecteth mine heart - What I see I feel. I see nothing but misery; and I feel, in consequence, nothing but pain. There have been various translations of the original: but they all amount to this.
The daughters of my city - The villages about Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
mine heart. Heb. my soul. because of all. or, more than all. the daughters
LibraryFebruary the Twenty-Fourth Moving Towards Daybreak
"He hath brought me into darkness, but not into light." --LAMENTATIONS iii. 1-9. But a man may be in darkness, and yet in motion toward the light. I was in the darkness of the subway, and it was close and oppressive, but I was moving toward the light and fragrance of the open country. I entered into a tunnel in the Black Country in England, but the motion was continued, and we emerged amid fields of loveliness. And therefore the great thing to remember is that God's darknesses are not His goals; …
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Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.
until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees.
Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.
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