Lamentations 5:14
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New International Version
The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.

New Living Translation
The elders no longer sit in the city gates; the young men no longer dance and sing.

English Standard Version
The old men have left the city gate, the young men their music.

New American Standard Bible
Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music.

King James Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The elders have left the city gate, the young men, their music.

International Standard Version
Our elders have ceased ruling at the gate; our young men have abandoned their music.

NET Bible
The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped playing their music.

New Heart English Bible
The elders have gone from the gate, the young men from their music.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Our] older leaders have stopped meeting at the city gate, and [our] young men no longer play their music.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

New American Standard 1977
Elders are gone from the gate,
            Young men from their music.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

King James 2000 Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

American King James Version
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

American Standard Version
The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ancients have ceased from the gates: the young men from the choir of the singers.

Darby Bible Translation
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

English Revised Version
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

Webster's Bible Translation
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

World English Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

Young's Literal Translation
The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Mercy and Restoration
13Young men worked at the grinding mill, And youths stumbled under loads of wood. 14Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music. 15The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.…
Cross References
Isaiah 24:8
The gaiety of tambourines ceases, The noise of revelers stops, The gaiety of the harp ceases.

Jeremiah 7:34
"Then I will make to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a ruin.
Treasury of Scripture

The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

elders

Lamentations 1:4,19 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: …

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

Deuteronomy 16:18 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the …

Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my …

Job 30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers …

Isaiah 3:2,3 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and …

the young

Job 30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of …

Isaiah 24:7-11 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry hearted do sigh…

Jeremiah 7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the …

Jeremiah 16:9 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will …

Jeremiah 25:10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice …

Ezekiel 26:13 And I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound …

Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, …

(14) Have ceased from the gate.--The gate in an Eastern city was the natural place of meeting for the elder citizens as for counsel and judgment (Ruth 4:1; Joshua 20:4), and also for social converse (Job 29:7; Proverbs 31:23). The "music" of this verse and the "dancing" of the next point to a like interruption of the social joys of the young.

Verse 14. - From the gate. The place where the elders, technically so called, assembled for legal proceedings, and where the citizens in general met together for social concourse (comp. Genesis 19:1; Ruth 4:11; Psalm 69:12; Amos 5:12, 15; Daniel 2:49). From their music (comp. Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 16:9). The elders have ceased from the gate,.... Of the sanhedrim, or court of judicature, as the Targum; from the gate of the city, where they used to sit and try causes; but now there was nothing of this kind done:

the young men from their music; vocal and instrumental; the latter is more particularly specified, though both may be intended; neither were any more heard; their harps were hung upon the willows on the banks of Euphrates, which ran through the city of Babylon, Psalm 137:1. 14. Aged men in the East meet in the open space round the gate to decide judicial trials and to hold social converse (Job 29:7, 8).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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