Isaiah 22:4
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New Living Translation
That's why I said, "Leave me alone to weep; do not try to comfort me. Let me cry for my people as I watch them being destroyed."

King James Bible
Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore said I, Look away from me; let me weep bitterly: labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.

World English Bible
Therefore I said, "Look away from me. I will weep bitterly. Don't labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore I said, 'Look ye from me, I am bitter in my weeping, Haste not to comfort me, For the destruction of the daughter of my people.'

Isaiah 22:4 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

22:4 Look away - Take off your eyes and thoughts from me, and leave me alone.

Isaiah 22:4 Parallel Commentaries

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CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Luke 19:41
But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.

Isaiah 15:3
They will wear burlap as they wander the streets. From every home and public square will come the sound of wailing.

Jeremiah 4:19
My heart, my heart--I writhe in pain! My heart pounds within me! I cannot be still. For I have heard the blast of enemy trumpets and the roar of their battle cries.

Jeremiah 8:18
My grief is beyond healing; my heart is broken.

Jeremiah 9:1
If only my head were a pool of water and my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night for all my people who have been slaughtered.

Jeremiah 9:18
Quick! Begin your weeping! Let the tears flow from your eyes.

Lamentations 2:11
I have cried until the tears no longer come; my heart is broken. My spirit is poured out in agony as I see the desperate plight of my people. Little children and tiny babies are fainting and dying in the streets.

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