New International Version
The gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.
New Living Translation
The gates of Zion will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.
English Standard Version
And her gates shall lament and mourn; empty, she shall sit on the ground.
New American Standard Bible
And her gates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will sit on the ground.
King James Bible
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then her gates will lament and mourn; deserted, she will sit on the ground.
International Standard Version
and her gates lament and mourn. Ravaged, she will sit on the ground."
Her gates will mourn and lament; deprived of her people, she will sit on the ground.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The gates of Zion will cry and grieve, and Zion will sit on the ground, exhausted.
JPS Tanakh 1917
And her gates shall lament and mourn; And utterly bereft she shall sit upon the ground.
New American Standard 1977
And her gates will lament and mourn;
And deserted she will sit on the ground.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
3:16-26 The prophet reproves and warns the daughters of Zion of the sufferings coming upon them. Let them know that God notices the folly and vanity of proud women, even of their dress. The punishments threatened answered the sin. Loathsome diseases often are the just punishment of pride. It is not material to ask what sort of ornaments they wore; many of these things, if they had not been in fashion, would have been ridiculed then as now. Their fashions differed much from those of our times, but human nature is the same. Wasting time and money, to the neglect of piety, charity, and even of justice, displease the Lord. Many professors at the present day, seem to think there is no harm in worldly finery; but were it not a great evil, would the Holy Spirit have taught the prophet to expose it so fully? The Jews being overcome, Jerusalem would be levelled with the ground; which is represented under the idea of a desolate female seated upon the earth. And when the Romans had destroyed Jerusalem, they struck a medal, on which was represented a woman sitting on the ground in a posture of grief. If sin be harboured within the walls, lamentation and mourning are near the gates.
Study BibleJudgment against Judah and Jerusalem
…25Your men will fall by the sword And your mighty ones in battle. 26And her gates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will sit on the ground.
We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge and you did not mourn.'
Then I said, "Lord, how long?" And He answered, "Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant, Houses are without people And the land is utterly desolate,
"Wail, O gate; cry, O city; Melt away, O Philistia, all of you; For smoke comes from the north, And there is no straggler in his ranks.
I will bring distress to Ariel, And she will be a city of lamenting and mourning; And she will be like an Ariel to me.
The land mourns and pines away, Lebanon is shamed and withers; Sharon is like a desert plain, And Bashan and Carmel lose their foliage.
"Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate.
"Judah mourns And her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.
"Their widows will be more numerous before Me Than the sand of the seas; I will bring against them, against the mother of a young man, A destroyer at noonday; I will suddenly bring down on her Anguish and dismay.
How lonely sits the city That was full of people! She has become like a widow Who was once great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces Has become a forced laborer!
The roads of Zion are in mourning Because no one comes to the appointed feasts. All her gates are desolate; Her priests are groaning, Her virgins are afflicted, And she herself is bitter.
Treasury of Scripture
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit on the ground.
desolate. or, emptied. Heb. cleansed
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