Lamentations 5:10

“Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Our skinne was blacke like an ouen, because of the terrible famine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Our skin is heated like an oven because of our burning heat from need of food.
- Basic English Bible

Our skin gloweth like an oven, because of the burning heat of the famine.
- Darby Bible

Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
- Webster's Bible

Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
- World English Bible

Our skin as an oven hath been burning, Because of the raging of the famine.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Our skin is hot like an oven because of the burning heat of famine.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Lamentations 5

  • Chuck
    hello xavier lam5-10 has nothing to do with race this has to do with the
    jewish people who were sinning against GOD repent you are deceived
    pretty soon you will say jesus was black he was jewish please read your
    bible and let the holy spirit open your eyes.
  • Diesel
    ONE OF SEVERAL CHAPTERS IN THE SCRIPTURES IDENTIFIES YAHUAH 'S PEOPLE. THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT SLOWLY BUT SURELY SHALOM
  • Xavier 's comment is ill informed since the Hebrew word for black doesn 't appear in this verse "lamar " means to yearn or kindl The most likely word in Hebrew to describe a person with "black " skin would be "shachor ". Regardless Heaven will be populated by people of "every tribe and tongue and people " with God it 's not about so called "race ". Also this verse uses "lamar " as a metaphor for the effects of severe starvation.
  • Eruzegbua mathias for verse 7
    This bible passage is talking about the sins of the father falling on the children from generation to generation. it is called Evil foundation of fore father having negative effect on the generation to come. it takes the grace of God to destroy such evil foundation.
  • Xavier johnson for verse 10
    I think that Lamentations 5:10 is a clear indication that the REAL children of Israel are black people, that is why whites have intentionally changed the verse to read "hot as an oven" to further cover up the truth.
  • Every sin in my family that is disturbing in my life, God destroy it in my life

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