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Lamentations 4:4

Context
NETBible

ד (Dalet) The infant’s tongue sticks to the roof of its mouth due to thirst; little children beg for bread, 1  but no one gives them even a morsel. 2 

XREF

De 32:24; Ps 22:15; Ps 137:6; La 1:11; La 2:11,12; Mt 7:9-11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “bread.” The term “bread” might function as a synecdoche of specific (= bread) for general (= food); however, the following parallel line does indeed focus on the act of breaking bread in two.

tn Heb “there is not a divider to them.” The term פָּרַשׂ (paras), Qal active participle ms from פָּרַס (paras, “to divide”) refers to the action of breaking bread in two before giving it to a person to eat (Isa 58:7; Jer 16:7; Lam 4:4). The form פָּרַשׂ (paras) is the alternate spelling of the more common פָּרַס (paras).



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