Lamentations 2:21
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.

New King James Version
“Young and 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 slaughtered and not pitied.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
CHSEN. The child and old man have lain down in the street: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity: thou hast slain them with the sword and with famine; in the day of thy wrath thou hast mangled them, thou has not spared.

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 the day of an appointed feast. 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 of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

Joshua 6:21
And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

my virgins

Lamentations 1:15,18
The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress…

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, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

thou hast killed

Lamentations 2:2,17
The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof…

Lamentations 3:43
Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

Isaiah 27:11
When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.







Lexicon
Both young
נַ֣עַר (na·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

and old
וְזָקֵ֔ן (wə·zā·qên)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

lie together
שָׁכְב֨וּ (šā·ḵə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

in the dust
לָאָ֤רֶץ (lā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of the streets.
חוּצוֹת֙ (ḥū·ṣō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

My young men
וּבַחוּרַ֖י (ū·ḇa·ḥū·ray)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 970: Selected, a youth

and maidens
בְּתוּלֹתַ֥י (bə·ṯū·lō·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1330: A virgin, sometimes, a bride

have fallen
נָפְל֣וּ (nā·p̄ə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

by the sword.
בֶחָ֑רֶב (ḇe·ḥā·reḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

You have slain [them]
הָרַ֙גְתָּ֙ (hā·raḡ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2026: To smite with deadly intent

in the day
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of Your anger;
אַפֶּ֔ךָ (’ap·pe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

You have slaughtered [them]
טָבַ֖חְתָּ (ṭā·ḇaḥ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2873: To slaughter, butcher, slay

without
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

compassion.
חָמָֽלְתָּ׃ (ḥā·mā·lə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2550: To commiserate, to spare
(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.

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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