Lamentations 3:6

6 He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.

Read Lamentations 3:6 Using Other Translations

He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.
he has made me dwell in darkness like the dead of long ago.
He has buried me in a dark place, like those long dead.

What does Lamentations 3:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Lamentations 3:6

He hath set me in dark places
In the dark house of the prison, as the Targum; in the dark dungeon where the prophet was put; or the captivity in which the Jews were, and which was like the dark grave or state of the dead; and hence they are said to be in their graves, ( Ezekiel 37:12 ) . Christ was laid in the dark grave literally: as [they that be] dead of old:
that have been long dead, and are forgotten, as if they had never been; see ( Psalms 88:5 ) ; or, "as the dead of the world" F6, or age; who, being dead, are gone out of the world, and no more in it. The Targum is,

``as the dead who go into another world.''

FOOTNOTES:

F6 (Mlwe ytmk) (wv nekrouv aiwnov) , Sept. "quasi mortuos seculi", Montanus, Calvin.
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