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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Lamentations 3:62

 

 

The lips of my assailants and their whispering Are against me all day long.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The lips of those that rose up against me,.... This is to be connected with the preceding words; and expresses the same thing in different language. The sense is, that the Lord heard the words which dropped from the lips of his enemies; their sarcasms, flouts, and jeers; their bitter reflections, severe invectives, and scornful language:

and their device against me all the day; or, "their meditation of ill against me"; or, "their speech", or discourseF24הגיונם "meditationem istorum", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "loquelam eorum", Michaelis. ; which all turned upon the same topic. SchultensF25Animadv. Philol. p. 436. "maledixit verborum contumelia insectatus fuit, peculiariter carmine seu satyra, et subsannavit, vituperavit", Golius, Colossians 2515. derives the word from the Arabic word which signifies to mock and scoff, or pursue anyone with ironical and satirical expressions; and so may intend here contumelious and reproachful language.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". "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

lips — speeches.


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". "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

Instead of thoughts, he now mentionslips, or words. The verb הגה, ege means to meditate, when no voice is uttered; but as the noun is connected here with lips, there is no doubt but that the Prophet refers to words, rather than to hidden meditations. (204) He then says, that such were the conspiracies, that they did not conceal what they had in their hearts, but publicly avowed their wicked purposes. Now this insolence must have moved God to aid his people, so unjustly oppressed.

He adds, every day, or daily. This circumstance also must have availed to obtain favor, so that God might the sooner aid his people. For had the ungodly made violent assaults, and soon given over, it would have been easy to persevere in so short a trial, as when a storm soon passes by; but when they went on perseveringly in their machinations, it was very hard to bear the trial. And hence we derive a ground of hope, supplied to us by what the Holy Spirit suggests to us here, that God will be merciful to us on seeing the pertinacity of our enemies. He then adds, —

The lips of my adversaries,
And their muttering concerning me all the day.

It isn’t here, as in the previous verse, “concerning me,” not “against me.” — Ed.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/lamentations-3.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Lamentations 3:62 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

Ver. 62. The lips of those that rose up.] See on Lamentations 3:61.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/lamentations-3.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Lamentations 3:62. The lips, &c.— The words of those that rise up against me, and their daily songs upon me. Houbigant.


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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/lamentations-3.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

That is, thou hast observed and noted the motions or products of my enemies’ lips, and their secret devices before they came out of their lips.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/lamentations-3.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Lips; or language (Genesis xi. 1.) thou knowest, ver. 60.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/lamentations-3.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

device = meditation. Hebrew. Higyon. See App-66.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/lamentations-3.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(62) The lips . . . The organs of speech are used boldly for the words which they uttered, and so stand parallel with “reproaches” in Lamentations 3:61.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/lamentations-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.
lips
Psalms 59:7,12; 140:3; Ezekiel 36:3
and
Jeremiah 18:18

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:62". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/lamentations-3.html.

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