Lamentations 5:14
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King James Version
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.

Darby Bible Translation
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

World English Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

Young's Literal Translation
The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song.

Lamentations 5:14 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

The elders have ceased from the {h} gate, the young men from their music.

(h) There were no more laws nor form of commonwealth.Lamentations 5:14 Parallel Commentaries

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Lamentations
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies[1] (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem[2] in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Isaiah 24:8
The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

Jeremiah 7:34
Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

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