Lamentations 4:17

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As for vs, our eyes as yet failed for our vaine helpe: in our watching we haue watched for a nation that could not saue vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet our eyes failed, {Looking} for help was useless; In our watching we have watched For a nation that could not save.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Our eyes do yet fail `in looking' for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Our eyes are still wasting away in looking for our false help: we have been watching for a nation unable to give salvation.
- Basic English Bible

Our eyes still failed for our vain help; in our watching, we have watched for a nation that did not save.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

While we exist -- consumed are our eyes for our vain help, In our watch-tower we have watched for a nation [that] saveth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As for us, our eyes do yet fail for our vain help; in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 4:17


4:17 A nation - The Egyptians.


Discussion for Lamentations 4

  • David
    Jamille, verse 8 "Their visage is blacker than a coal;" does not necessarily refer to the color of their skin, but of their facial expression, that of sadness and torment, as the book of Lamentations describes the plight of the Jews because of their disobedience.
  • Jamille
    Wait did he describe the jews as blacker than coal. Well why are not blacker than coal now?
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
  • Daniel Ibrahim
    When we contravene God 's ordinances through disobedience,we get punished.
  • L.A
    It is God 's punishment to the Israelites because of they blasphemy, and disobedience. Time and time again God warned them and still they his chosen people did what they wanted instead of what God would have them do.
  • Joe
    I believe it is just what the words say starvation.

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