New International Version
Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
King James Bible
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.
Darby Bible Translation
For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes have grown dim,
World English Bible
For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;
Young's Literal Translation
For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim.
Lamentations 5:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The crown is fallen from our head - At feasts, marriages, etc., they used to crown themselves with garlands of flowers; all festivity of this kind was now at an end. Or it may refer to their having lost all sovereignty, being made slaves.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether an Angel Needs Grace in Order to Turn to God?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angel had no need of grace in order to turn to God. For, we have no need of grace for what we can accomplish naturally. But the angel naturally turns to God: because he loves God naturally, as is clear from what has been said (Q, A). Therefore an angel did not need grace in order to turn to God. Objection 2: Further, seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it was not a difficult task for the angel to turn to God; because there was no obstacle …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.
I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted.
You who are my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.
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.
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