For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt
These are the words, not of God, as Jerom; nor of Jerusalem, as the Targum; but of the prophet, as Kimchi observes, expressing his sympathy with the people in their affliction: and they may be rendered, "for the breach of the daughter of my people" F15, which was made when the city was broken up and destroyed, ( Jeremiah 52:7 ) . I am broken;
in heart and spirit: I am black;
with grief and sorrow. The Targum is,
``my face is covered with blackness, black as a pot.''Astonishment hath taken hold on me; at the miseries that were come upon his people; and there was no remedy for them, which occasion the following words.
F15 (rbv le) "super contritione", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus; "super confractione", Schmidt; "ob fractionem", Cocceius.