Psalm 78:64 {77:64}
Good News Translation
Priests died by violence, and their widows were not allowed to mourn.

Contemporary English Version
Priests died violent deaths, but their widows were not allowed to mourn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their priests fell by the sword: and their widows did not mourn.

New American Bible
Their priests fell by the sword; their widows made no lamentation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Their priests fell by the sword: and their widows did not mourn.

priests

1 Samuel 2:33,34 However, I will not altogether take away a man of thee from my altar: but that thy eyes may faint, and thy soul be spent: and a great part of thy house shall die, when they come to man's estate. . . .

1 Samuel 4:11,17 And the ark of God was taken: and the two sons of Heli, Ophni and Phinees, were slain. . . .

1 Samuel 22:18,19 And the king said to Doeg: Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg, the Edomite, turned, and fell upon the priests, and slew in that day eighty-five men that wore the linen ephod. . . .

widows

1 Samuel 4:19,20 And his daughter in law, the wife of Phinees, was big with child, and near her time: and hearing the news that the ark of God was taken, and her father in law, and her husband, were dead, she bowed herself and fell in labour: for her pains came upon her on a sudden. . . .

Job 27:15 They that shall remain of him, shall be buried in death, and his widows shall not weep.

Ezekiel 24:23 You shall have crowns on your heads, and shoes on your feet: you shall not lament nor weep, but you shall pine away for your iniquities, and every one shall sigh with his brother.

Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
63Fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not lamented. 64Their priests fell by the sword: and their widows did not mourn.65And the Lord was awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that hath been surfeited with wine.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 4:17
And he that brought the news answered, and said: Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter of the people: moreover thy two sons, Ophni and Phinees, are dead: and the ark of God is taken.

1 Samuel 22:18
And the king said to Doeg: Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg, the Edomite, turned, and fell upon the priests, and slew in that day eighty-five men that wore the linen ephod.

Job 27:15
They that shall remain of him, shall be buried in death, and his widows shall not weep.

Lamentations 2:20
Res. Behold, O Lord, and consider whom thou hast thus dealt with: shall women then eat their own fruit, their children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Ezekiel 24:23
You shall have crowns on your heads, and shoes on your feet: you shall not lament nor weep, but you shall pine away for your iniquities, and every one shall sigh with his brother.

Additional Translations
His priests fell by the sword, but His widows could not lament.Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

Their priests fell by the sword; And their widows made no lamentation.

Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows shall not be wept for.

Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentation.

Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows couldn't weep.

His priests by the sword have fallen, And their widows weep not.
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