10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.
10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible
10 Our skin is hot as an oven with the burning heat of famine.
10 Our skin has turned black as an oven, dried out like old leather from the famine.
10 Our skin is hot as an oven, Because of the fever of famine.
10 The famine has blackened our skin as though baked in an oven.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Lamentations 5:10
Commentary on Lamentations 5:1-16
(Read Lamentations 5:1-16)
Is any afflicted? Let him pray; and let him in prayer pour out his complaint to God. The people of God do so here; they complain not of evils feared, but of evils felt. If penitent and patient under what we suffer for the sins of our fathers, we may expect that He who punishes, will return in mercy to us. They acknowledge, Woe unto us that we have sinned! All our woes are owing to our own sin and folly. Though our sins and God's just displeasure cause our sufferings, we may hope in his pardoning mercy, his sanctifying grace, and his kind providence. But the sins of a man's whole life will be punished with vengeance at last, unless he obtains an interest in Him who bare our sins in his own body on the tree.