Lamentations 2:21
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New International Version
"Young and old lie together in the dust of the streets; my young men and young women have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of your anger; you have slaughtered them without pity.

New Living Translation
"See them lying in the streets--young and old, boys and girls, killed by the swords of the enemy. You have killed them in your anger, slaughtering them without mercy.

English Standard Version
In the dust of the streets lie the young and the old; my young women and my young men have fallen by the sword; you have killed them in the day of your anger, slaughtering without pity.

Berean Study Bible
Both young and old lie together in the dust of the streets. My young men and maidens have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger; You have slaughtered them without compassion.

New American Standard Bible
On the ground in the streets Lie young and old; My virgins and my young men Have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger, You have slaughtered, not sparing.

King James Bible
The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.

Christian Standard Bible
Both young and old are lying on the ground in the streets. My young women and young men have fallen by the sword. You have killed them in the day of your anger, slaughtering without compassion.

Contemporary English Version
My people, both young and old, lie dead in the streets. Because you were angry, my young men and women were brutally slaughtered.

Good News Translation
Young and old alike lie dead in the streets, Young men and women, killed by enemy swords. You slaughtered them without mercy on the day of your anger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Both young and old are lying on the ground in the streets. My young men and women have fallen by the sword. You have killed them in the day of Your anger, slaughtering without compassion.

International Standard Version
Young men and the aged lie on the ground in the streets; my young women and young men have fallen by the sword. You killed them in your anger, slaughtering them without pity.

NET Bible
The young boys and old men lie dead on the ground in the streets. My young women and my young men have fallen by the sword. You killed them when you were angry; you slaughtered them without mercy.

New Heart English Bible
The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; my virgins and my young men have fallen by the sword. You have killed them in the day of your anger; you have slaughtered, without pity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Young and old lie on the ground in the streets. My young women and men are cut down by swords. You killed them on the day of your anger. You slaughtered them without any pity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The youth and the old man lie On the ground in the streets; My virgins and my young men Are fallen by the sword; Thou hast slain them in the day of Thine anger; Thou hast slaughtered unsparingly.

New American Standard 1977
On the ground in the streets Lie young and old, My virgins and my young men Have fallen by the sword. Thou hast slain them in the day of Thine anger, Thou hast slaughtered, not sparing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Schin The young and the old lay on the ground in the streets; my virgins and my young men fell by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed and hast not forgiven.

King James 2000 Bible
The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men have fallen by the sword; you have slain them in the day of your anger; you have killed, and not pitied.

American King James Version
The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; you have slain them in the day of your anger; you have killed, and not pitied.

American Standard Version
The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; My virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: Thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast slaughtered, and not pitied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sin. The child and the old man lie without on the ground: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: thou hast slain them in the day of thy wrath: thou hast killed, and shewn them no pity.

Darby Bible Translation
The child and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: thou hast slain [them] in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, thou hast not spared.

English Revised Version
The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast slaughtered, and not pitied.

Webster's Bible Translation
The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men have fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thy anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.

World English Bible
The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; My virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: You have killed them in the day of your anger; you have slaughtered, [and] not pitied.

Young's Literal Translation
Lain on the earth in out-places have young and old, My virgins and my young men have fallen by the sword, Thou hast slain in a day of Thine anger, Thou hast slaughtered -- Thou hast not pitied.
Study Bible
God's Anger over Jerusalem
20Look, O LORD, and consider: Whom have You ever treated like this? Should women eat their offspring, the infants they have nurtured? Should priests and prophets be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord? 21Both young and old lie together in the dust of the streets. My young men and maidens have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger; You have slaughtered them without compassion. 22You summoned my attackers on every side, as for an appointed feast day. In the Day of the LORD’s anger no one escaped or survived. My enemy has destroyed those I nurtured and reared.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:25
Outside, the sword will take their children, and inside, terror will strike the young man and the young woman, the infant and the gray-haired man.

2 Chronicles 36:17
So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who put their choice young men to the sword in the sanctuary, sparing neither young men nor young women, neither elderly nor infirm. God gave them all into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

Psalm 78:62
He surrendered His people to the sword because He was enraged by His heritage.

Psalm 78:63
Fire consumed His young men, and their maidens were left without wedding songs.

Jeremiah 6:11
But I am full of the LORD's wrath; I am tired of holding it back. Pour it out on the children in the street, and on the young men gathered together. For both husband and wife will be captured, the old and the very old.

Jeremiah 13:14
I will smash them against each other, fathers and sons alike, declares the LORD. I will allow no mercy or pity or compassion to keep Me from destroying them.'"

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 3:43
You have covered Yourself in anger and pursued us; You have killed without pity.

Amos 8:13
In that day the lovely young women, the young men as well, will faint from thirst.

Zechariah 11:6
For I will no longer have compassion on the people of the land," declares the LORD, "but behold, I will cause each man to fall into the hand of his neighbor and of his king, who will devastate the land, and I will not deliver it from their hands."

Treasury of Scripture

The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; you have slain them in the day of your anger; you have killed, and not pitied.

young

Deuteronomy 28:50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person …

Joshua 6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and …

1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, …

2 Chronicles 36:17 Therefore he brought on them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their …

Esther 3:13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, …

Jeremiah 51:22 With you also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you …

Ezekiel 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and …

my virgins

Lamentations 1:15,18 The LORD has trodden under foot all my mighty men in the middle of …

Psalm 78:63 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

Jeremiah 9:21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, …

Jeremiah 11:22 Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: …

Jeremiah 18:21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their …

Amos 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your …

thou hast killed

Lamentations 2:2,17 The LORD has swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and has not pitied…

Lamentations 3:43 You have covered with anger, and persecuted us: you have slain, you …

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the …

Jeremiah 13:14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the …

Jeremiah 21:7 And afterward, said the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, …

Ezekiel 5:11 Why, as I live, said the Lord GOD; Surely, because you have defiled …

Ezekiel 7:4,9 And my eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will …

Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: my eye shall not spare, neither …

Ezekiel 9:5,10 And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through …

Zechariah 11:6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, said the LORD: …







(21) The young and the old . . .--The thoughts of the mourner turn from the massacre in the sanctuary to the slaughter which did its dread work in every corner of the city.

The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets,.... Young men and old men, virgins and aged women; these promiscuously lay on the ground in the public streets, fainting and dying for want of food; or lay killed there by the sword of the enemy; the Chaldeans sparing neither age nor sex. The Targum interprets it of their sleeping on the ground,

"young men slept on the ground in the villages, and old men who used to lie on pillows of fine wool, and on beds of ivory;''

but the former sense is confirmed by what follows:

my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; by the sword of the Chaldeans, when they entered the city:

thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger: thou hast killed,

and not pitied; the Chaldeans were only instruments; it was the Lord's doing; it was according to his will; it was what he had purposed and decreed; what he had solemnly declared and threatened; and now in his providence brought about, for the sins of the Jews, by which he was provoked to anger; and so gave them up into the hands of their enemies, to slay them without mercy; and which is here owned; the church takes notice of the hand of God in all this. 21. (2Ch 36:17).

Tau.2:10-22 Causes for lamentation are described. Multitudes perished by famine. Even little children were slain by their mother's hands, and eaten, according to the threatening, De 28:53. Multitudes fell by the sword. Their false prophets deceived them. And their neighbours laughed at them. It is a great sin to jest at others' miseries, and adds much affliction to the afflicted. Their enemies triumphed over them. The enemies of the church are apt to take its shocks for its ruins; but they will find themselves deceived. Calls to lamentation are given; and comforts for the cure of these lamentations are sought. Prayer is a salve for every sore, even the sorest; a remedy for every malady, even the most grievous. Our business in prayer is to refer our case to the Lord, and leave it with him. His will be done. Let us fear God, and walk humbly before him, and take heed lest we fall.
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