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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Lamentations 2:13


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    King James Bible - Lamentations 2:13

    What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

    World English Bible

    What shall I testify to you? what shall I liken to you, daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare to you, that I may
    comfort you, virgin daughter of Zion? For your breach is great like the sea: who can heal you?

    Douay-Rheims - Lamentations 2:13

    Mem. To what shall I compare thee? or to what shall I liken thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? to what shall I equal thee, that I may
    comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Sion? for great as the sea is thy destruction: who shall heal thee?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I equal to thee, that I may
    comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

    Original Hebrew

    מה
    4100 אעידך 5749 מה 4100 אדמה 1819 לך  הבת 1323  ירושׁלם 3389 מה 4100 אשׁוה 7737 לך  ואנחמך 5162  בתולת 1330 בת 1323 ציון 6726 כי 3588 גדול 1419 כים 3220 שׁברך 7667 מי 4310 ירפא׃ 7495

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    VERSE (13) -
    La 1:12 Da 9:12

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:13

    Mem : ¿Qué testigo te traeré, o a quién te haré semejante, oh hija de Jerusalén? ¿A quién te compararé para consolarte, oh Virgen hija de Sion? Porque grande es tu quebrantamiento como el mar; ¿quién te medicinará?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Lamentations 2:13

    Verse 13. What thing shall I take] Or, rather, as Dr. Blayney, "What shall I urge to thee?" How shall I
    comfort thee? Thy breach is great like the sea] Thou hast a flood of afflictions, a sea of troubles, an ocean of miseries.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. What thing shall I take to witness for thee ? etc.] What argument can be made use of? what
    proof or evidence can be given? what witnesses can be called to convince thee, and make it a clear case to time, that ever any people or nation was in such distress and calamity, what with sword, famine, pestilence, and captivity, as thou art? what thing shall I liken thee to, O daughter of Jerusalem ? what kingdom or nation ever suffered the like? no example can be given, no instance that comes up to it; not the Egyptians, when the ten plagues were inflicted on them; not the Canaanites, when conquered and drove out by Joshua; not the Philistines, Moabites, Edomites, and Syrians, when subdued by David; or any other people: what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion ? for this is one way that friends comfort the afflicted, by telling them that such an one’s case was as bad, and worse, than theirs; and therefore bid them be of good heart; bear their affliction patiently; before long it will be over; but nothing of this kind could be said here; no, nor any hope given it would be otherwise; they could not say their case was like others, or that it was not desperate: for thy breach [is] great like the sea ; as large and as wide as that: Zion’s troubles were a sea of trouble; her afflictions as numerous and as boisterous as the waves of the sea; and as salt, as disagreeable, and as intolerable, as the waters of it: or her breach was great, like the breach of the sea; when it overflows its banks, or breaks through its bounds, there is no stopping it, but it grows wider and wider: who can heal thee ? it was not in the power of man, in her own power, or of her allies, to recover her out of the hands of the enemy; to restore her civil or church state; her wound was incurable; none but God could be her physician. The Targum is, “for thy breach is great as the greatness of the breach of the waves of the sea in the time of its tempest; and who is the physician that can heal thee of thy infirmity?”
    Matthew Henry Commentary
    Lamentation for the misery of
    Jerusalem.

    Lam. 2:1-9 A sad representation is here made of the state of God' church, of Jacob and Israel; but the notice seems mostly to refer to the hand of the Lord in their calamities. Yet God is not an enemy to his people, when he is angry with them and corrects them. And gates an bars stand in no stead when God withdraws his protection. It is jus with God to cast down those by judgments, who debase themselves by sin and to deprive those of the benefit and comfort of sabbaths an ordinances, who have not duly valued nor observed them. What shoul they do with Bibles, who make no improvement of them? Those who misus God's prophets, justly lose them. It becomes necessary, though painful to turn the thoughts of the afflicted to the hand of God lifted u against them, and to their sins as the source of their miseries.

    Lam. 2:10-22 Causes for lamentation are described. Multitudes perishe by famine. Even little children were slain by their mother's hands, an eaten, according to the threatening, Deut. 28:53. Multitudes fell by the sword. Their false prophets deceived them. And their neighbour laughed at them. It is a great sin to jest at others' miseries, an adds much affliction to the afflicted. Their enemies triumphed ove them. The enemies of the church are apt to take its shocks for it ruins; but they will find themselves deceived. Calls to lamentation ar given; and comforts for the cure of these lamentations are sought Prayer is a salve for every sore, even the sorest; a remedy for ever malady, even the most grievous. Our business in prayer is to refer ou case to the Lord, and leave it with him. His will be done. Let us fea God, and walk humbly before him, and take heed lest we fall __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    מה 4100 אעידך 5749 מה 4100 אדמה 1819 לך  הבת 1323  ירושׁלם 3389 מה 4100 אשׁוה 7737 לך  ואנחמך 5162  בתולת 1330 בת 1323 ציון 6726 כי 3588 גדול 1419 כים 3220 שׁברך 7667 מי 4310 ירפא׃ 7495


    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

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