Lamentations 3:12

12 he bent his bow and set me as a mark for his arrow.

Lamentations 3:12 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:12

He hath bent his bow
Which is put for all the instruments, of war; the Chaldeans were archers, and shot their arrows into the city: and set me as a mark for the arrow;
as a target to shoot at; signifying that God dealt with him, or his people, as enemies, the object of his wrath and indignation; and if he directed his arrow against them, it must needs hit them; there was no escaping his vengeance; see ( Job 7:20 ) ( 16:12 ) .

Lamentations 3:12 In-Context

10 He is a bear lying in wait for me, a lion in hiding;
11 he led me off my way and tore me to pieces; he has made me desolate;
12 he bent his bow and set me as a mark for his arrow.
13 He shot into my vitals the arrows of his quiver;
14 I have become the laughingstock of all my people, the object of their taunt-songs all day long.
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