Lamentations 4:18

“They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They hunt our steps that we cannot goe in our streets: our end is neere, our dayes are fulfilled, for our ende is come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They hunted our steps So that we could not walk in our streets; Our end drew near, Our days were finished For our end had come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They hunt our steps, so that we cannot go in our streets: Our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They go after our steps so that we may not go in our streets: our end is near, our days are numbered; for our end has come.
- Basic English Bible

They hunted our steps, that we could not go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
- Darby Bible

They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
- Webster's Bible

They hunt our steps, so that we can't go in our streets: Our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
- World English Bible

They have hunted our steps from going in our broad-places, Near hath been our end, fulfilled our days, For come hath our end.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our broad places; our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 4:18


4:18 They - The Chaldeans.


Discussion for Lamentations 4

  • Irene123
    V. 17 - sounds like today, doesn't it ..... ?
  • 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.

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