Isaiah 3:26
New International Version
The gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.

New Living Translation
The gates of Zion will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.

English Standard Version
And her gates shall lament and mourn; empty, she shall sit on the ground.

Berean Study Bible
And the gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.

New American Standard Bible
And her gates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will sit on the ground.

King James Bible
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
Then her gates will lament and mourn; deserted, she will sit on the ground.

Contemporary English Version
The city will mourn and sit in the dirt, emptied of its people.

Good News Translation
The city gates will mourn and cry, and the city itself will be like a woman sitting on the ground, stripped naked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then her gates will lament and mourn; deserted, she will sit on the ground.

International Standard Version
and her gates lament and mourn. Ravaged, she will sit on the ground."

NET Bible
Her gates will mourn and lament; deprived of her people, she will sit on the ground.

New Heart English Bible
Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The gates of Zion will cry and grieve, and Zion will sit on the ground, exhausted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And her gates shall lament and mourn; And utterly bereft she shall sit upon the ground.

New American Standard 1977
And her gates will lament and mourn; And deserted she will sit on the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy gates shall lament and mourn, and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

American King James Version
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit on the ground.

American Standard Version
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit upon the ground.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the stores of your ornaments shall mourn, and thou shalt be left alone, and shalt be levelled with the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she shall sit desolate on the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
and her gates shall lament and mourn; and, stripped, she shall sit upon the ground.

English Revised Version
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit upon the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate, shall sit upon the ground.

World English Bible
Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
And lamented and mourned have her openings, Yea, she hath been emptied, on the earth she sitteth!
Study Bible
A Warning to Jerusalem
25Your men will fall by the sword, and your warriors in battle. 26And the gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.
Cross References
Matthew 11:17
We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge and you did not mourn.'

Isaiah 6:11
Then I asked, "How long, O Lord?" And He replied, "Until cities lie in ruins without an inhabitant, until the houses are left unoccupied, and the land is desolate and ravaged,

Isaiah 14:31
Wail, O gate! Cry out, O city! Melt away, all you Philistines! For a cloud of smoke comes from the north, and there are no stragglers in its ranks.

Isaiah 29:2
And I will constrain Ariel, and there will be mourning and sorrow; she will be like an altar hearth before me.

Isaiah 33:9
The land mourns and languishes; Lebanon is ashamed and decayed. Sharon is like a desert; Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

Isaiah 47:1
Go down and sit in the dust, O Virgin Daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a throne, O Daughter of Chaldea! For you will no longer be called tender and delicate.

Jeremiah 14:2
"Judah mourns and her gates languish. Her people wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 15:8
I will make their widows more numerous than the sand of the sea. I will bring a destroyer at noon against the mothers of young men. I will suddenly bring upon them anguish and dismay.

Lamentations 1:1
How lonely lies the city, once so full of people! She who was great among the nations has become like a widow. The princess of the provinces has become a slave.

Lamentations 1:4
The roads to Zion mourn, because no one comes to her appointed feasts. All her gates are deserted; her priests groan, her maidens grieve, and she herself is bitter with anguish.

Lamentations 2:8
The LORD determined to destroy the wall of the Daughter of Zion. He stretched out a measuring line and did not withdraw His hand from destroying. He made the ramparts and walls lament; together they waste away.

Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the Daughter of Zion sit on the ground in silence. They have thrown dust on their heads and put on sackcloth. The young women of Jerusalem have bowed their heads to the ground.

Ezekiel 12:20
The inhabited cities will be laid waste, and the land will become desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"

Micah 1:9
For her wound is incurable; it has reached even Judah; it has approached the gate of my people, as far as Jerusalem itself.

Treasury of Scripture

And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit on the ground.

her gates

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

Lamentations 1:4
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.

desolate.

Isaiah 47:1
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

Job 2:8,13
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes…

Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.







Lexicon
And the gates [of Zion]
פְּתָחֶ֑יהָ (pə·ṯā·ḥe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

will lament
וְאָנ֥וּ (wə·’ā·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 578: To groan

and mourn;
וְאָבְל֖וּ (wə·’ā·ḇə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 56: To bewail

destitute,
וְנִקָּ֖תָה (wə·niq·qā·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

she will sit
תֵּשֵֽׁב׃ (tê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

on the ground.
לָאָ֥רֶץ (lā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verse 26. - Her gates. The sudden change of person is common in Oriental poetry. Shall lament and mourn. On account of their destruction, which would be very complete (see Lamentations 1:4; Lamentations 2:9; Nehemiah 1:3; Nehemiah 2:13). Conquerors could not do more than break breaches in the walls of a town, but they carefully destroyed the gates. Being desolate; or, emptied - plundered of everything, and so far "cleansed" from her abominations. Shall sit upon the ground. In deep grief (see Job 2:13; and comp. Isaiah 47:1; Lamentations 2:10). So in the coin of Vespasian, the captive Judah (Judea capta) sits upon the ground.



3:16-26 The prophet reproves and warns the daughters of Zion of the sufferings coming upon them. Let them know that God notices the folly and vanity of proud women, even of their dress. The punishments threatened answered the sin. Loathsome diseases often are the just punishment of pride. It is not material to ask what sort of ornaments they wore; many of these things, if they had not been in fashion, would have been ridiculed then as now. Their fashions differed much from those of our times, but human nature is the same. Wasting time and money, to the neglect of piety, charity, and even of justice, displease the Lord. Many professors at the present day, seem to think there is no harm in worldly finery; but were it not a great evil, would the Holy Spirit have taught the prophet to expose it so fully? The Jews being overcome, Jerusalem would be levelled with the ground; which is represented under the idea of a desolate female seated upon the earth. And when the Romans had destroyed Jerusalem, they struck a medal, on which was represented a woman sitting on the ground in a posture of grief. If sin be harboured within the walls, lamentation and mourning are near the gates.
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