GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
"The roads to Zion are deserted. No one comes to the annual festivals. No one passes through any of its gates. Its priests are groaning. Its young women are made to suffer. Zion is bitter.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly: all her gates are desolate; her priests sigh, her virgins are in grief; and as for her, she is in bitterness.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
The ways of Zion are mourning, Without any coming at the appointed time, All her gates are desolate, her priests sigh, Her virgins are afflicted -- and she hath bitterness.
Lamentations 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryLamentations 1:4 Parallel Commentaries
Library"Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour, and are Wearied," &C.
Matth. xi. 28.--"Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are wearied," &c. It is the great misery of Christians in this life, that they have such poor, narrow, and limited spirits, that are not fit to receive the truth of the gospel in its full comprehension; from whence manifold misapprehensions in judgment, and stumbling in practice proceed. The beauty and life of things consist in their entire union with one another, and in the conjunction of all their parts. Therefore it would not be a fit way …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Concerning the Sacrament of Baptism
The gates of Zion will cry and grieve, and Zion will sit on the ground, exhausted.
The earth dries up and withers. The world wastes away and withers. The great leaders of the earth waste away.
I will turn Jerusalem into a pile of rubble, a home for jackals. I will destroy the cities of Judah so that no one can live there.
The report has arrived. A tremendous uproar is coming from the land of the north. Its army will destroy Judah's cities and make them homes for jackals.
"All my enemies have heard that I am groaning. No one offers me comfort. All my enemies have heard about my disaster. They are happy that you did it. You have allowed the day to come, the one that you had announced. Let my enemies be like me now.
He stripped his own booth as if it were a garden and destroyed his own festivals. The LORD wiped out the memory of festivals and days of worship in Zion. He expelled kings and priests because of his fierce anger.
The Lord rejected his altar and disowned his holy place. He handed the walls of Zion's palaces over to its enemies. The enemies made noise in the LORD's temple as though it were a festival day.
Jump to PreviousAfflicted Anguish Appointed Assembly Bitter Bitterly Bitterness Breathing Desolate Doorways Dragged Feasts Gates Gateways Grieve Groan Groaning Herself Holy Maidens Meeting Mourn Mourning Priests Roads Sad Sigh Solemn Sorrow Suffers Time Troubled Virgins Waste Ways Zion
Jump to NextAfflicted Anguish Appointed Assembly Bitter Bitterly Bitterness Breathing Desolate Doorways Dragged Feasts Gates Gateways Grieve Groan Groaning Herself Holy Maidens Meeting Mourn Mourning Priests Roads Sad Sigh Solemn Sorrow Suffers Time Troubled Virgins Waste Ways Zion
LinksLamentations 1:4 NIV
Lamentations 1:4 NLT
Lamentations 1:4 ESV
Lamentations 1:4 NASB
Lamentations 1:4 KJV
Lamentations 1:4 Bible Apps
Lamentations 1:4 Biblia Paralela
Lamentations 1:4 Chinese Bible
Lamentations 1:4 French Bible
Lamentations 1:4 German Bible
Lamentations 1:4 Commentaries