Lamentations 1:4
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English Standard Version
The roads to Zion mourn, for none come to the festival; all her gates are desolate; her priests groan; her virgins have been afflicted, and she herself suffers bitterly.

King James Bible
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

American Standard Version
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly; All her gates are desolate, her priests do sigh: Her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Daleth. The ways of Sion mourn, because there are none that come to the solemn feast: all her gates are broken down: her priests sigh: her virgins are in affliction, and she is oppressed with bitterness.

English Revised Version
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly; all her gates are desolate, her priests do sigh: her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

Lamentations 1:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The closing portion of this chapter, viz., the notice regarding the liberation of Jehoiachin from imprisonment, ad his elevation to royal honours by Evil-merodach after Nebuchadnezzar's death, substantially agrees with the account given of that even in 2 Kings 25:27-30. The difference of date, "on the twenty-fifth of the month" (Jeremiah 52:31), and "on the twenty-seventh of the month" in 2 Kings, has arisen through the entrance of a clerical error into one text or the other. The few remaining variations of the two texts have no influence on the meaning. As to the fact itself, and its importance for the people languishing in exile, we may refer to the explanation given at 2 Kings 25:27.

Lamentations 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

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ways

Lamentations 2:6,7 And he has violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he has destroyed his places of the assembly...

Lamentations 5:13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

Isaiah 24:4-6 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish...

Jeremiah 14:2 Judah mourns, and the gates thereof languish; they are black to the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps...

all her gates

Lamentations 2:9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he has destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles...

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate...

Jeremiah 33:10-12 Thus said the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which you say shall be desolate without man and without beast...

her priests

Lamentations 1:11,12,18-20 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider...

Lamentations 2:10,11,19-21 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust on their heads...

Isaiah 32:9-14 Rise up, you women that are at ease; hear my voice, you careless daughters; give ear to my speech...

Joel 1:8-13 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth...

Cross References
Isaiah 3:26
And her gates shall lament and mourn; empty, she shall sit on the ground.

Isaiah 24:4
The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes and withers; the highest people of the earth languish.

Jeremiah 9:11
I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a lair of jackals, and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."

Jeremiah 10:22
A voice, a rumor! Behold, it comes!-- a great commotion out of the north country to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a lair of jackals.

Lamentations 1:21
"They heard my groaning, yet there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that you have done it. You have brought the day you announced; now let them be as I am.

Lamentations 2:6
He has laid waste his booth like a garden, laid in ruins his meeting place; the LORD has made Zion forget festival and Sabbath, and in his fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.

Lamentations 2:7
The Lord has scorned his altar, disowned his sanctuary; he has delivered into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they raised a clamor in the house of the LORD as on the day of festival.

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