Lamentations 4:16
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New International Version
The LORD himself has scattered them; he no longer watches over them. The priests are shown no honor, the elders no favor.

New Living Translation
The LORD himself has scattered them, and he no longer helps them. People show no respect for the priests and no longer honor the leaders.

English Standard Version
The LORD himself has scattered them; he will regard them no more; no honor was shown to the priests, no favor to the elders.

New American Standard Bible
The presence of the LORD has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not honor the priests, They did not favor the elders.

King James Bible
The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD Himself has scattered them; He regards them no more. The priests are not respected; the elders find no favor.

International Standard Version
The LORD himself separated them; he will do nothing more for them. They did not respect their own priests; they did not honor their elders.

NET Bible
The LORD himself has scattered them; he no longer watches over them. They did not honor the priests; they did not show favor to the elders.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD himself has scattered them; he will no more regard them. They did not respect the priests, they did not favor the elders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD himself has scattered them. He will no longer look favorably on them. They no longer respected the priests, nor did they honor their older leaders."

JPS Tanakh 1917
The anger of the LORD hath divided them; He will no more regard them; They respected not the persons of the priests, They were not gracious unto the elders.

New American Standard 1977
The presence of the LORD has scattered them;
            He will not continue to regard them.
            They did not honor the priests,
            They did not favor the elders.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pe The anger of the LORD has separated them; he will never look upon them again. They did not respect the countenance of the priests, nor did they have compassion on the elders.

King James 2000 Bible
The anger of the LORD has scattered them; he will no longer regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.

American King James Version
The anger of the LORD has divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.

American Standard Version
The anger of Jehovah hath scattered them; he will no more regard them: They respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Phe. The face of the Lord hath divided them, he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, neither had they pity on the ancient.

Darby Bible Translation
The face of Jehovah hath divided them; he will no more regard them. They respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the aged.

English Revised Version
The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.

Webster's Bible Translation
The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.

World English Bible
The anger of Yahweh has scattered them; he will no more regard them: They didn't respect the persons of the priests, they didn't favor the elders.

Young's Literal Translation
The face of Jehovah hath divided them, He doth not add to behold them, The face of priests they have not lifted up, Elders they have not favoured.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:13-20 Nothing ripens a people more for ruin, nor fills the measure faster, than the sins of priests and prophets. The king himself cannot escape, for Divine vengeance pursues him. Our anointed King alone is the life of our souls; we may safely live under his shadow, and rejoice in Him in the midst of our enemies, for He is the true God and eternal life.
Study Bible
The Distress of Zion
15"Depart! Unclean!" they cried of themselves. "Depart, depart, do not touch!" So they fled and wandered; Men among the nations said, "They shall not continue to dwell with us." 16The presence of the LORD has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not honor the priests, They did not favor the elders. 17Yet our eyes failed, Looking for help was useless; In our watching we have watched For a nation that could not save.…
Cross References
Isaiah 9:14
So the LORD cuts off head and tail from Israel, Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day.

Jeremiah 52:24
Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.

Lamentations 2:6
And He has violently treated His tabernacle like a garden booth; He has destroyed His appointed meeting place. The LORD has caused to be forgotten The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion, And He has despised king and priest In the indignation of His anger.

Lamentations 5:12
Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected.
Treasury of Scripture

The anger of the LORD has divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.

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Genesis 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it …

Leviticus 26:33-39 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword …

Deuteronomy 28:25,64,65 The LORD shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shall …

Deuteronomy 32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance …

Jeremiah 15:4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, …

Jeremiah 24:9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the …

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Psalm 106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

Hebrews 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the …

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Lamentations 5:12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored.

2 Kings 25:18-21 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah …

2 Chronicles 36:17 Therefore he brought on them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their …

Isaiah 9:14-16 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch …

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