Psalm 80:5
New International Version
You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.

New Living Translation
You have fed us with sorrow and made us drink tears by the bucketful.

English Standard Version
You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure.

Berean Study Bible
You fed them with the bread of tears and made them drink the full measure of their tears.

King James Bible
Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

New King James Version
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in great measure.

New American Standard Bible
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And You have made them drink tears in large measure.

NASB 1995
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And You have made them to drink tears in large measure.

NASB 1977
Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, And Thou hast made them to drink tears in large measure.

Amplified Bible
You have fed them the bread of tears, And You have made them drink [bitter] tears in abundance.

Christian Standard Bible
You fed them the bread of tears and gave them a full measure of tears to drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You fed them the bread of tears and gave them a full measure of tears to drink.

American Standard Version
Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in large measure.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You fed them bread with tears and you made them drink with tears.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou wilt feed us with bread of tears; and wilt cause us to drink tears by measure.

Contemporary English Version
You gave us tears for food, and you made us drink them by the bowlful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long wilt thou feed us with the bread of tears: and give us for our drink tears in measure?

English Revised Version
Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.

Good News Translation
You have given us sorrow to eat, a large cup of tears to drink.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You made them eat tears as food. You often made them drink [their own] tears.

International Standard Version
You fed them tears as their food, and caused them to drink a full measure of tears.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in large measure.

Literal Standard Version
You have caused them to eat bread of tears, "" And cause them to drink "" With tears a third time.

NET Bible
You have given them tears as food; you have made them drink tears by the measure.

New Heart English Bible
You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.

World English Bible
You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast caused them to eat bread of tears, And causest them to drink With tears a third time.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hear Us, O Shepherd of Israel
4O LORD God of Hosts, how long will Your anger smolder against the prayers of Your people? 5You fed them with the bread of tears and made them drink the full measure of their tears. 6You make us contend with our neighbors; our enemies mock us.…

Cross References
Psalm 42:3
My tears have been my food both day and night, while men ask me all day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 102:9
For I have eaten ashes like bread and mixed my drink with tears

Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.

Isaiah 30:20
The Lord will give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, but your Teacher will no longer hide Himself--with your own eyes you will see Him.

Jeremiah 9:15
Therefore this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Behold, I will feed this people wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink.


Treasury of Scripture

You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink in great measure.

Psalm 42:3
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Psalm 102:9
For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,

Job 6:7
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.









(5) Bread of tears.--See Psalm 42:3.

In great measure.--Heb., shalish, i.e., a third part. (Comp. Isaiah 40:12, Margin.) Probably meaning a third part of an ephah. (See Exodus 16:36; Isaiah 5:10, LXX.) But here evidently used in a general way, as we say "a peck of troubles."

Verse 5. - Thou feedest them with the bread of tears (comp. Psalm 42:2, "My tears have been my meat day and night"). And givest them tears to drink in great measure; or, and givest them to drink a copious draught of tears; literally, shalish is a measure of capacity, probably the third part of an ephah (see Isaiah 40:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You fed them
הֶ֭אֱכַלְתָּם (he·’ĕ·ḵal·tām)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

with the bread
לֶ֣חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

of tears
דִּמְעָ֑ה (dim·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1832: Tears (of one weeping)

and made them drink
וַ֝תַּשְׁקֵ֗מוֹ (wat·taš·qê·mōw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

their full measure
שָׁלִֽישׁ׃ (šā·lîš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7991: A triple, a triangle, a three-fold measure, a general of the third rank

of tears.
בִּדְמָע֥וֹת (biḏ·mā·‘ō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1832: Tears (of one weeping)


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