Lamentations 5:8

8 Slaves rule over us, and there is no one to free us from their hands.

Read Lamentations 5:8 Using Other Translations

Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
Slaves rule over us; there is none to deliver us from their hand.
Slaves have now become our masters; there is no one left to rescue us.

What does Lamentations 5:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Lamentations 5:8

Servants have ruled over us
The Targum is,

``the sons of Ham, who were given to be servants to the sons of Shem, they have ruled over us;''
referring to the prophecy of Noah, ( Genesis 9:26 Genesis 9:27 ) ; or such as had been tributary to the Jews, as the Edomites; so Aben Ezra; the Babylon, an, are meant; and not the nobles and principal inhabitants only, but even their servants, had power and authority over the Jews and they were at their beck and command; which made their servitude the more disagreeable and intolerable: [there is] none that doth deliver [us] out of their hand;
out of the hand of these servants.
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