Lamentations 3:48 MEANING

Lamentations 3:48
(48) Mine eye . . .--A stronger utterance of the thought of Lamentations 1:16; Lamentations 2:18; Psalm 119:136.

Verse 48. - Runneth down, etc. (comp. Lamentations 1:16).

3:42-54 The more the prophet looked on the desolations, the more he was grieved. Here is one word of comfort. While they continued weeping, they continued waiting; and neither did nor would expect relief and succour from any but the Lord.Mine eye runneth down with rivers of waters,.... Denoting the greatness of his grief and trouble at the afflictions of his people, and the vast profusion of tears on that account. Here the prophet speaks in his own person, expressing the anguish of his soul he felt, and the floods of tears he shed:

for the destruction of the daughter of my people; for those that were slain of them, or carried captive; see Jeremiah 9:1. The Targum is,

"for the destruction of the congregation of my people.''

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