You have given them tears as food; 1 you have made them drink tears by the measure. 2
You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And You have made them to drink tears in large measure.
You have fed us with sorrow and made us drink tears by the bucketful.
You put us on a diet of tears, bucket after bucket of salty tears to drink.
You have given them the bread of weeping for food; for their drink you have given them sorrow in great measure.
You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in great measure.
them with the bread
and givest them tears
in great measure
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You have given
; you have made them drink
by the measure.
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1 tn Heb “you have fed them the food of tears.”
2 tn Heb “[by] the third part [of a measure].” The Hebrew term שָׁלִישׁ (shalish, “third part [of a measure]”) occurs only here and in Isa 40:12.