New International Version
Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.
King James Bible
Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
Darby Bible Translation
They that are mine enemies without cause have chased me sore like a bird.
World English Bible
They have chased me relentlessly like a bird, those who are my enemies without cause.
Young's Literal Translation
Hunted me sore as a bird have my enemies without cause.
Lamentations 3:52 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mine enemies chased me - From this to the end of the chapter the prophet speaks of his own personal sufferings, and especially of those which he endured in the dungeon. See Jeremiah 38:6, etc.
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Now do not let my blood fall to the ground far from the presence of the LORD. The king of Israel has come out to look for a flea--as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."
For the director of music. Of David. In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me,
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.
We have escaped like a bird from the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.
What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city.
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