Lamentations 4:4
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New International Version
Because of thirst the infant's tongue sticks to the roof of its mouth; the children beg for bread, but no one gives it to them.

New Living Translation
The parched tongues of their little ones stick to the roofs of their mouths in thirst. The children cry for bread, but no one has any to give them.

English Standard Version
The tongue of the nursing infant sticks to the roof of its mouth for thirst; the children beg for food, but no one gives to them.

New American Standard Bible
The tongue of the infant cleaves To the roof of its mouth because of thirst; The little ones ask for bread, But no one breaks it for them.

King James Bible
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The nursing infant's tongue clings to the roof of his mouth from thirst. Little children beg for bread, but no one gives them any.

International Standard Version
The nursing child's tongue cleaves to its palate from thirst. Young children beg for bread, but no one gives them any.

NET Bible
The infant's tongue sticks to the roof of its mouth due to thirst; little children beg for bread, but no one gives them even a morsel.

New Heart English Bible
The nursing infant's tongue sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst. The young children ask for bread, but no one gives to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The tongues of nursing infants stick to the roofs of their mouths because of their thirst. Little children beg for bread, but no one will break off a piece for them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth To the roof of his mouth for thirst; The young children ask bread, And none breaketh it unto them.

New American Standard 1977
The tongue of the infant cleaves
            To the roof of its mouth because of thirst;
            The little ones ask for bread,
            But no one breaks it for them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Daleth The tongue of the sucking child cleaves to the roof of his mouth for thirst; the young children ask for bread, and there was no one to break it unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
The tongue of the nursing child clings to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it unto them.

American King James Version
The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them.

American Standard Version
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Daleth. The tongue of the sucking child hath stuck to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the little ones have asked for bread, and there was none to break it unto them.

Darby Bible Translation
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst; the young children ask bread, no man breaketh it unto them.

English Revised Version
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it to them.

World English Bible
The tongue of the nursing child clings to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them.

Young's Literal Translation
Cleaved hath the tongue of a suckling unto his palate with thirst, Infants asked bread, a dealer out they have none.
Study Bible
The Distress of Zion
3Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness. 4The tongue of the infant cleaves To the roof of its mouth because of thirst; The little ones ask for bread, But no one breaks it for them. 5Those who ate delicacies Are desolate in the streets; Those reared in purple Embrace ash pits.…
Cross References
Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off as a testimony against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.'

Deuteronomy 28:48
therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.

Jeremiah 14:3
"Their nobles have sent their servants for water; They have come to the cisterns and found no water. They have returned with their vessels empty; They have been put to shame and humiliated, And they cover their heads.

Lamentations 2:12
They say to their mothers, "Where is grain and wine?" As they faint like a wounded man In the streets of the city, As their life is poured out On their mothers' bosom.
Treasury of Scripture

The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them.

tongue

Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to …

Psalm 137:6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth; …

the young

Lamentations 1:11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant …

Lamentations 2:11,12 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured …

Deuteronomy 32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, …

Matthew 7:9-11 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give …

Verse 4. - Breaketh it unto them. The Jewish bread, consisting of round or oval cakes (comp. 1 Kings 19:6). The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst,.... Through want of the milk of the breast, which is both food and drink unto it:

the young children ask bread; of their parents as usual, not knowing how the case was, that there was a famine in the city; these are such as were more grown, were weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts, and lived on other food, and were capable of asking for it:

and no man breaketh it unto them: distributes unto them, or gives them a piece of bread; not father, friend, or any other person; it not being in their power to do it, they having none for themselves. 4. thirst—The mothers have no milk to give through the famine.

He.4:1-12 What a change is here! Sin tarnishes the beauty of the most exalted powers and the most excellent gifts; but that gold, tried in the fire, which Christ bestows, never will be taken from us; its outward appearance may be dimmed, but its real value can never be changed. The horrors of the siege and destruction of Jerusalem are again described. Beholding the sad consequences of sin in the church of old, let us seriously consider to what the same causes may justly bring down the church now. But, Lord, though we have gone from thee in rebellion, yet turn to us, and turn our hearts to thee, that we may fear thy name. Come to us, bless us with awakening, converting, renewing, confirming grace.
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