Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Lamentations 3:7


ג (Gimel) He has walled me in 1  so that I cannot get out; he has weighted me down with heavy prison chains. 2 


Job 3:23; Job 19:8; Ps 88:8; Jer 38:6; La 1:14; La 3:9; La 5:5; Da 9:12; Ho 2:6

NET © Notes

tn The verb גָּדַר (garad) has a two-fold range of meanings: (1) “to build up a wall” with stones, and (2) “to block a road” with a wall of stones. The imagery depicts the Lord building a wall to seal off personified Jerusalem with no way of escape out of the city, or the Lord blocking the road of escape. Siege imagery prevails in 3:4-6, but 3:7-9 pictures an unsuccessful escape that is thwarted due to blocked roads in 3:7 and 3:9.

tn Heb “he has made heavy my chains.”

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