New Living Translation
We looked in vain for our allies to come and save us, but we were looking to nations that could not help us.
King James Bible
As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
Darby Bible Translation
Our eyes still failed for our vain help; in our watching, we have watched for a nation that did not save.
World English Bible
Our eyes do yet fail [in looking] for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.
Young's Literal Translation
While we exist -- consumed are our eyes for our vain help, In our watch-tower we have watched for a nation that saveth not.
Lamentations 4:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:17 A nation - The Egyptians.
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"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: The king of Judah sent you to ask me what is going to happen. Tell him, 'Pharaoh's army is about to return to Egypt, though he came here to help you.
In the midst of her sadness and wandering, Jerusalem remembers her ancient splendor. But now she has fallen to her enemy, and there is no one to help her. Her enemy struck her down and laughed as she fell.
All the people of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, for to Israel you were just a staff made of reeds.
When Israel leaned on you, you splintered and broke and stabbed her in the armpit. When she put her weight on you, you gave way, and her back was thrown out of joint.
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