Lamentations 3:55-56

ק (Qof)

3:55 I have called on your name, O Lord,

from the deepest pit.

3:56 You heard my plea:

“Do not close your ears to my cry for relief!”

tn Heb “from a pit of lowest places.”

tn The verb could be understood as a precative, “hear my plea,” parallel to the following volitive verb, “do not close.”

tn Heb “my voice.”

tn The preposition ל (lamed) continues syntactically from “my plea” in the previous line (e.g. Ex 5:2; Josh 22:2; 1 Sam 8:7; 12:1; Jer 43:4).