Lamentations 3:10

10 Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding,

Lamentations 3:10 in Other Translations

10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
10 He is a bear lying in wait for me, a lion in hiding;
10 He has hidden like a bear or a lion, waiting to attack me.
10 He's a prowling bear tracking me down, a lion in hiding ready to pounce.
10 He is a bear waiting in ambush, a lion in hiding;

Lamentations 3:10 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:10

He [was] unto me [as] a bear lying in wait
For its prey, which seizes on it at once, and tears it in pieces; such were the Chaldeans to the Jews by divine permission: [and as] a lion in secret places;
lurking there, in order to take every opportunity and advantage, and fall upon any creature that comes that way. The same thing is signified here as before; see ( Hosea 5:14 ) .

Lamentations 3:10 In-Context

8 Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.
9 He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked.
10 Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding,
11 he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help.
12 He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 10:16
  • 2. Hosea 13:8; Amos 5:18-19
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