Lamentations 5:18
New International Version
for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.

New Living Translation
For Jerusalem is empty and desolate, a place haunted by jackals.

English Standard Version
for Mount Zion which lies desolate; jackals prowl over it.

Berean Study Bible
because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate, patrolled by the jackals.

New American Standard Bible
Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.

King James Bible
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

Christian Standard Bible
because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate and has jackals prowling in it.

Contemporary English Version
our city is in ruins, overrun by wild dogs.

Good News Translation
because Mount Zion lies lonely and deserted, and wild jackals prowl through its ruins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate and has jackals prowling in it.

International Standard Version
Because Mount Zion is desolate; foxes roam around it.

NET Bible
For wild animals are prowling over Mount Zion, which lies desolate.

New Heart English Bible
For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate; the foxes walk on it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Foxes roam around on Mount Zion, which lies in ruins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, The foxes walk upon it.

New American Standard 1977
Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

King James 2000 Bible
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

American King James Version
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk on it.

American Standard Version
For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Over the mountain of Sion, because it is made desolate, foxes have walked therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it.

Darby Bible Translation
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it.

English Revised Version
For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate; the foxes walk upon it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon 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.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Restoration
17Because of this, our hearts are faint; because of these, our eyes grow dim: 18because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate, haunted by the jackals. 19You, O LORD, reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:3
Then Tobiah the Ammonite, who was beside him, said, "If even a fox were to climb up on what they are building, it would break down their wall of stones!"

Psalm 63:10
They will fall to the power of the sword; they will become the portion of jackals.

Daniel 9:17
So now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of Your servant. For Your sake, O Lord, cause Your face to shine upon Your desolate sanctuary.

Micah 3:12
Therefore, because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, and the temple mount a wooded ridge.

Treasury of Scripture

Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk on it.

of the

Lamentations 2:8,9
The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together…

1 Kings 9:7,8
Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: …

Psalm 74:2,3
Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt…

the foxes

Isaiah 32:13,14
Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: …

Jeremiah 9:11
And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.







Lexicon
because of
עַ֤ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Mount
הַר־ (har-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

Zion,
צִיּוֹן֙ (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

which lies desolate,
שֶׁשָּׁמֵ֔ם (šeš·šā·mêm)
Pronoun - relative | Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

haunted
הִלְּכוּ־ (hil·lə·ḵū-)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

by the jackals.
שׁוּעָלִ֖ים (šū·‘ā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7776: Fox, perhaps jackal
(18) Foxes.--Better, jackals, who are thought of as haunting the ruins of Jerusalem. (Comp. Psalm 63:10.)

5:17-22 The people of God express deep concern for the ruins of the temple, more than for any other of their calamities. But whatever changes there are on earth, God is still the same, and remains for ever wise and holy, just and good; with Him there is no variableness nor shadow of turning. They earnestly pray to God for mercy and grace; Turn us to thee, O Lord. God never leaves any till they first leave him; if he turns them to him in a way of duty, no doubt he will quickly return to them in a way of mercy. If God by his grace renew our hearts, he will by his favour renew our days. Troubles may cause our hearts to be faint, and our eyes to be dim, but the way to the mercy-seat of our reconciled God is open. Let us, in all our trials, put our whole trust and confidence in his mercy; let us confess our sins, and pour out our hearts before him. Let us watch against repinings and despondency; for we surely know, that it shall be well in the end with all that trust in, fear, love, and serve the Lord. Are not the Lord's judgments in the earth the same as in Jeremiah's days? Let Zion then be remembered by us in our prayers, and her welfare be sought above every earthly joy. Spare, Lord, spare thy people, and give not thine heritage to reproach, for the heathen to rule over them.
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