Lamentations 5:16
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English Standard Version
The crown has fallen from our head; woe to us, for we have sinned!

King James Bible
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

American Standard Version
The crown is fallen from our head: Woe unto us! for we have sinned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The crown is fallen from our head woe to us, because we have sinned.

English Revised Version
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us! for we have sinned.

Webster's Bible Translation
The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The bread which we are thus obliged to struggle for, at the risk of our life, is not even sufficient to allay hunger, which consumes our bodies. נכמר does not mean to be blackened (Chaldee, Kimchi, C. B. Michaelis, Maurer), but in Genesis 43:30; 1 Kings 3:26, and Hosea 11:8, to be stirred up (of the bowels, compassion), hence to kindle, glow. This last meaning is required by the comparison with תּנּוּר, oven, furnace. This comparison does not mean cutis nostra tanquam fornace adusta est (Gesenius in Thes., Kalkschmidt), still less "black as an oven" (Dietrich in Ges. Lex.), because תּנּוּר does not mean the oven viewed in respect of its blackness, but (from נוּר) in respect of the fire burning in it. The meaning is, "our skin glows like a baker's oven" (Vaihinger, Thenius, Ngelsbach, Gerlach), - a strong expression for the fever-heat produced by hunger. As to זלעפות, glowing heat, see on Psalm 11:6.

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the crown

Lamentations 1:1 How does the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations...

Job 19:9 He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.

Psalm 89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.

Ezekiel 21:26 Thus said the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low...

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

is fallen from our head. Heb. of our head is fallen. woe

Lamentations 1:8,18 Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honored her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yes...

Lamentations 2:1 How has the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven to the earth the beauty of Israel...

Lamentations 4:13 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the middle of her,

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Isaiah 3:9-11 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not...

Jeremiah 2:17,19 Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way...

Jeremiah 4:18 Your way and your doings have procured these things to you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter...

Ezekiel 7:17-22 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water...

Ezekiel 22:12-16 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase...

2 Peter 2:4-6 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness...

Cross References
Job 19:9
He has stripped from me my glory and taken the crown from my head.

Psalm 89:39
You have renounced the covenant with your servant; you have defiled his crown in the dust.

Proverbs 27:24
for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?

Isaiah 3:9
For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and the queen mother: "Take a lowly seat, for your beautiful crown has come down from your head."

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