Lamentations 5:15
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English Standard Version
The joy of our hearts has ceased; our dancing has been turned to mourning.

King James Bible
The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

American Standard Version
The joy of our heart is ceased; Our dance is turned into mourning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The joy of our heart is ceased, our dancing is turned into mourning.

English Revised Version
The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

Webster's Bible Translation
The joy of our heart hath ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

Lamentations 5:15 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And in addition to this humiliation under dishonourable servitude, we can get our daily bread only at the risk of our life. Thus there is fulfilled to them the threatening in Deuteronomy 28:28, "Ye shall be servants among your enemies, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and want of everything." בּנפשׁנוּ, "for the price of our soul," i.e., with our life at stake, we bring in our bread. The danger is more exactly described by what is added: "before the sword of the wilderness." By this expression are meant the predatory Bedouins of the desert, who, falling upon those that were bringing in the bread, plundered, and probably even killed them. The bringing of the bread is not, however, to be referred (with Rosenmller, Maurer, and Kalkschmidt) to the attempts made to procure bread from the neighbouring countries; still less is it to be referred (with Thenius, Ewald, and Ngelsbach) to the need for "wringing the bread from the desert and its plunderers;" but it refers to the ingathering of the scanty harvest in the country devastated by war and by the visitations of predatory Bedouins: הביא is the word constantly employed in this connection; cf. 2 Samuel 9:10; Haggai 1:6.

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our dance

Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Amos 6:4-7 That lie on beds of ivory, and stretch themselves on their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock...

Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth on all loins...

James 4:9,10 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness...

Cross References
Jeremiah 25:10
Moreover, I will banish from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the grinding of the millstones and the light of the lamp.

Amos 8:10
I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; I will bring sackcloth on every waist and baldness on every head; I will make it like the mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.

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