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Lamentations 5:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers [are] as widows.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— We have become orphans without a father, Our mothers are like widows.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers [are] as widows.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Orphans, have we become, and fatherless, our mothers, are widows indeed.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Orphans we have been—without a father, our mothers [are] as widows.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— We are become orphans without a father: our mothers are as widows.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— We are orphanes and fatherlesse, our mothers [are] as widowes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— we are become orphans, we have no father, our mothers are as widows.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers [are] as widows.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
We are x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
orphans 3490
{3490} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be lonely; a bereaved person.
and fatherless, 369
{0369} Prime
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
our mothers 517
{0517} Prime
A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H0001).
[are] as widows. 490
{0490} Prime
Feminine of H0488; a widow; also a desolate place.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Lamentations 5:3

_ _ fatherless — Our whole land is full of orphans [Calvin]. Or, “we are fatherless,” being abandoned by Thee our “Father” (Jeremiah 3:19), [Grotius].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 5:1-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Lamentations 5:3

We — We are all of us without a king, (our common father) we are deprived of thy fatherly protection, and many young children among us are left without an earthly parent.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 22:24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Jeremiah 18:21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their [blood] by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and [be] widows; and let their men be put to death; [let] their young men [be] slain by the sword in battle.
Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, [Ye are] our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
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