Lamentations 3:13

13 He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver.

Lamentations 3:13 in Other Translations

13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
13 He drove into my kidneys the arrows of his quiver;
13 He shot his arrows deep into my heart.
13 He shot me in the stomach with arrows from his quiver.
13 He pierced my kidneys with His arrows.

Lamentations 3:13 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:13

He hath caused the arrows of his quiver
Or, "the sons of his quiver" F9; an usual Hebraism; the quiver is compared, as Aben Ezra observes, to a pregnant woman; and Horace has a like expression, "venenatis gravidam sagittis pharetram" F11; the judgments of God are often signified by this metaphor, even his four sore ones, sword, famine, pestilence, and noisome beast, ( Deuteronomy 32:23 Deuteronomy 32:42 ) ( Ezekiel 5:16 ) ( 14:21 ) ; these, says the prophet, he caused to enter into my reins;
that is, into the midst of his land and people, or into the city of Jerusalem; or these affected his mind and heart as if so many arrows had stuck in him, the poison of which drank up his spirits, ( Job 6:4 ) ( Psalms 38:2 ) .


F9 (wtpva ynb) "filios pharetrae suae", Montanus, Munster, Cocceius, Michaelis.
F11 L. 1. Ode 22.

Lamentations 3:13 In-Context

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.
13 He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver.
14 I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.
15 He has filled me with bitter herbs and given me gall to drink.

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