2 He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;

Other Translations of Lamentations 3:2

King James Version

2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

English Standard Version

2 he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light;

The Message

2 He took me by the hand and walked me into pitch-black darkness.

New King James Version

2 He has led me and made me walk In darkness and not in light.

New Living Translation

2 He has led me into darkness, shutting out all light.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Lamentations 3:2

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.