New International Version
the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish.
King James Bible
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
Darby Bible Translation
Waters streamed over my head; I said, I am cut off.
World English Bible
Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off.
Young's Literal Translation
Flowed have waters over my head, I have said, I have been cut off.
Lamentations 3:54 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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"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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why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.
In my alarm I said, "I am cut off from your sight!" Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help.
I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.'
You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.
The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head.
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