Lamentations 3:6

6 he has made me sit in darkness like the dead of long ago.

Lamentations 3:6 Meaning and Commentary

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.''


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

Lamentations 3:6 In-Context

4 He has made my flesh and my skin waste away, and broken my bones;
5 he has besieged and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation;
6 he has made me sit in darkness like the dead of long ago.
7 He has walled me about so that I cannot escape; he has put heavy chains on me;
8 though I call and cry for help, he shuts out my prayer;