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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Lamentations 3:3

 

 

Surely against me He has turned His hand Repeatedly all the day.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Is he turned; he turneth - Or, “surely against me” hath he turned “his hand” again and again “all the day long.”


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/lamentations-3.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Surely against me is he turned,.... As an enemy, who used to be a friend; he has so altered and changed the course of his providence, as if his favour and affections were wholly removed; he has planted his artillery against me, and made me the butt of his arrows: or, "only against me"; so Jarchi; as if he was the only person, or the Jews the only people, so afflicted of God:

he turneth his hand against me all the day; to smite with one blow after another, and that continually, without ceasing; so the hand of justice was turned upon Christ, as the surety of his people, and he was smitten and stricken of God; while the hand of grace and mercy was turned upon them; see Zechariah 13:7.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/lamentations-3.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

turneth … hand — to inflict again and again new strokes. “His hand,” which once used to protect me. “Turned … turneth” implies repeated inflictions.


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/lamentations-3.html. 1871-8.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Now he says that God was an adversary to him; for this is what the verb ישב,isheb, means, he is turned against me. As an enemy, when intending to fight, comes to meet one from the opposite side, so the Prophet says of God, who had become an enemy to him; and he teaches the same thing in another way when he says that he perceived that the hand of God was against him: He turns, he says, against me his hand daily, or all the day, כל-היום, cal-eium. But the Prophet simply means constancy, as though he had said that there was no truce, no cessation, because God manifested the rigor of his vengeance without limit or end. He afterwards adds, —


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/lamentations-3.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Lamentations 3:3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand [against me] all the day.

Ver. 3. Surely against me is he turned.] Metaphora a colaphizantibus. A metaphor from buffeters, who double their blows, beating their adversaries on both sides, as the smith doth his red hot iron upon the anvil till he hath shaped it. (a)


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/lamentations-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The course of God’s providence toward me is quite altered, his hand, that is, his power, which was wont to be with me, and for me, against my enemies, is now turned against me; nor is it for a moment, or for one stroke or two, but his hand is continually against me.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/lamentations-3.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

3. Surely against me — This verse is idiomatic and intense. Surely against me hath he turned his hand again and again all the day long. His hand is the smiting of God.” (Keil.)


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/lamentations-3.html. 1874-1909.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(3) Against me is he turned.—Better, against me He turneth His hand again and again, the first verb being one of frequentative action, and giving that significance to the second.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/lamentations-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.
2:4-7; Deuteronomy 29:20; Job 31:21; Isaiah 1:25; 63:10

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/lamentations-3.html.

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