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Lamentations 5:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— We have given the hand to the Egyptians, And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— We have given the hand [to] the Egyptians, [and to] the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— We have submitted to Egypt [and] Assyria to get enough bread.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— We have given the hand [to] the Egyptians, [and to] the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— We have given the hand to Egypt, [and] to Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To Egypt, have we stretched out our hand, to Assyria, to be satisfied with bread.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— [To] Egypt we have given a hand, [To] Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— We have given our hand to Egypt, and to the Assyrians, that we might be satisfied with bread.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— We haue giuen the hand to the Egyptians, [and] to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Mizraim{gr.Egypt} gave the hand [to us], Asshur{gr.Assur} to their own satisfaction.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— We have given the hand [to] the Mitzrim, [and to] the Ashshurim, to be satisfied with bread.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
We have given 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the hand 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
[to] the Mixrm מִצרִים, 4714
{4714} Prime
Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt.
[and to] the Arm אַשּׁוּרִים, 804
{0804} Prime
Apparently from H0833 (in the sense of successful); Ashshur, the second son of Shem; also his descendants and the country occupied by them (that is, Assyria), its region and its empire.
to be satisfied 7646
{7646} Prime
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
with bread. 3899
{3899} Prime
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Lamentations 5:6

_ _ given ... hand to — in token of submission (see on Jeremiah 50:15).

_ _ to ... Egyptians — at the death of Josiah (2 Chronicles 36:3, 2 Chronicles 36:4).

_ _ Assyrians — that is, the Chaldeans who occupied the empire which Assyria had held. So Jeremiah 2:18.

_ _ to be satisfied with bread — (Deuteronomy 28:48).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 5:1-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Lamentations 5:6

We — The ten tribes were all carried captives into Assyria, and many of the kingdom of Judah fled into Egypt. Giving the hand may signify labouring for them: or, yielding up themselves to their power.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Lamentations 5:6

We have given the (c) hand [to] the Egyptians, [and to] the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

(c) We are joined in league and amity with them, or have submitted ourselves to them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
2 Kings 10:15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab [coming] to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart [is] with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give [me] thine hand. And he gave [him] his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.
Jeremiah 50:15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it [is] the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.
Ezekiel 17:18 Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these [things], he shall not escape.

to the Egyptians:

Isaiah 30:1-6 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: ... The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence [come] the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people [that] shall not profit [them].
Isaiah 31:1-3 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because [they are] many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! ... Now the Egyptians [are] men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
Isaiah 57:9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase [thyself even] unto hell.
Jeremiah 2:18 And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?
Jeremiah 2:36 Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.
Jeremiah 44:12-14 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, [and] fall in the land of Egypt; they shall [even] be consumed by the sword [and] by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, [and] an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach. ... So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape.
Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah [saw] his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
Hosea 7:11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
Hosea 9:3 They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean [things] in Assyria.
Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
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Gn 24:2. 2K 10:15. Is 30:1; 31:1; 57:9. Jr 2:18, 36; 44:12; 50:15. Ezk 17:18. Ho 5:13; 7:11; 9:3; 12:1.

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