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Lamentations 3:51

Context
NETBible

What my eyes see 1  grieves me 2  – all the suffering of the daughters in my city. 3 

XREF

Ge 44:34; 1Sa 30:3,4; Jer 4:19-21; Jer 11:22; Jer 14:16; Jer 14:18; Jer 19:9; La 1:18; La 2:21; La 5:11; Lu 19:41-44

NET © Notes

tn Heb “my eye causes grief to my soul.” The term “eye” is a metonymy of association, standing for that which one sees with the eyes.

tn Heb “my soul.” The term נַפְשִׁי (nafshi, “my soul”) is a synecdoche of part (= my soul) for the whole person (= me).

tn Heb “at the sight of all the daughters of my city.” It is understood that seeing the plight of the women, not simply seeing the women, is what is so grievous. To make this clear, “suffering” was supplied in the translation.



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