12 He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

Other Translations of Lamentations 3:12

King James Version

12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

English Standard Version

12 he bent his bow and set me as a target for his arrow.

The Message

12 He took out his bow and arrows and used me for target practice.

New King James Version

12 He has bent His bow And set me up as a target for the arrow.

New Living Translation

12 He has drawn his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Lamentations 3:12

Commentary on Lamentations 3:1-20

(Read Lamentations 3:1-20)

The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. It was an affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter cup. The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord.