Lamentations 5:12
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New International Version
Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.

New Living Translation
Our princes are being hanged by their thumbs, and our elders are treated with contempt.

English Standard Version
Princes are hung up by their hands; no respect is shown to the elders.

New American Standard Bible
Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected.

King James Bible
Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Princes are hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.

International Standard Version
Princes they have hung by their hands; elders they have disrespected.

NET Bible
Princes were hung by their hands; elders were mistreated.

New Heart English Bible
Princes were hung by their hands; elders were shown no respect.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Our] leaders are hung by their hands. [Our] older leaders are shown no respect.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Princes are hanged up by their hand; The faces of elders are not honoured.

New American Standard 1977
Princes were hung by their hands;
            Elders were not respected.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Princes were hanged up by their hand; the countenance of the elders was not honoured.

King James 2000 Bible
Princes were hung up by their hands: the faces of elders were not honored.

American King James Version
Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored.

American Standard Version
Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The princes were hanged up by their hand: they did not respect the persons of the ancient.

Darby Bible Translation
Princes were hanged up by their hand; the faces of elders were not honoured.

English Revised Version
Princes were hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.

Webster's Bible Translation
Princes were hanged by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored.

World English Bible
Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.

Young's Literal Translation
Princes by their hand have been hanged, The faces of elders have not been honoured.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Mercy and Restoration
11They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah. 12Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected. 13Young men worked at the grinding mill, And youths stumbled under loads of wood.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:32
'You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.

Isaiah 47:6
"I was angry with My people, I profaned My heritage And gave them into your hand. You did not show mercy to them, On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.

Lamentations 4:16
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.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Lamentations 2:10,20 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, and keep silence: …

Lamentations 4:16 The anger of the LORD has divided them; he will no more regard them: …

Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given …

Jeremiah 39:6,7 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before …

Jeremiah 52:10,11,25-27 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: …

(12) Princes are hanged . . .--The words point to the shameless exposure of the bodies of the dead. (Comp. the treatment of Saul and his sons in 1Samuel 31:10-12.) This was the common practice of the Assyrian kings (Records of the Past, i. 38). Neither age nor dignity (both are implied in the word "elders") was any safeguard against atrocities, either in life or death.

Verse 12. - Princes are hanged up by their hand; i.e. by the hand of the enemy. Impalement after death was a common punishment with the Assyrians and Babylonians. Thus Sennacherib says that, after capturing rebellious Ekron, he hung the bodies of the chief men on stakes all round the city ('Records of the Past,' 1:38). Benomi gives a picture of such an impalement from one of the plates in Botta's great work ('Nineveh and its Palaces,' p. 192). Princes are hanged up by their hand,.... According to some, as Aben Ezra observes, by the hand of the servants before mentioned; however, by the hand of the Chaldeans or Babylonians; see Jeremiah 52:10. Some understand it of their own hands, as if they laid violent hands upon themselves, not being able to bear the hardships and disgrace they were subjected to but I should rather think this is to be understood of hanging them, not by the neck, but by the hand, could any instance be given of such a kind of punishment so early used, and by this people; which has been in other nations, and in more modern times:

the faces of elders were not honoured; no reverence or respect were shown to elders in age or office, or on account of either; but were treated with rudeness and contempt. 12. hanged … by their hand—a piece of wanton cruelty invented by the Chaldeans. Grotius translates, "Princes were hung by the hand of the enemy"; hanging was a usual mode of execution (Ge 40:19).

elders—officials (La 4:16).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.
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