Lamentations 5:6

6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.

Read Lamentations 5:6 Using Other Translations

We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria, to get bread enough.
We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough food to survive.

What does Lamentations 5:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Lamentations 5:6

We have given our hand [to] the Egyptians
Either by way of supplication, to beg bread of them; or by way of covenant and agreement; or to testify subjection to them, in order to be supplied with food: many of the Jews went into Egypt upon the taking of the city, ( Jeremiah 43:5-7 ) ; [and to] the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread;
among whom many of the captives were dispersed; since from hence they are said to be returned, as well as from Egypt, ( Isaiah 11:16 ) .

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