9 He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked.

Other Translations of Lamentations 3:9

King James Version

9 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

English Standard Version

9 he has blocked my ways with blocks of stones; he has made my paths crooked.

The Message

9 He sets up blockades with quarried limestone. He's got me cornered.

New King James Version

9 He has blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.

New Living Translation

9 He has blocked my way with a high stone wall; he has made my road crooked.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Lamentations 3:9

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.