King James Version
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
Darby Bible Translation
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it.
World English Bible
For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.
Young's Literal Translation
For the mount of Zion -- that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.Lamentations 5:18 Parallel Commentaries
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (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 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
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
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