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 foxes.

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

New King James Version
Because of Mount Zion which is desolate, With foxes walking about on it.

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

NASB 1995
Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.

NASB 1977
Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.

Amplified Bible
As for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, Foxes and the jackals prowl over it.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of the Mountain of Zion that is desolate, and foxes walk in it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
For the Mount of Zion—that is desolate, "" Foxes have gone up on 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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, patrolled by foxes. 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 a portion for foxes.

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.









(18) Foxes.--Better, jackals, who are thought of as haunting the ruins of Jerusalem. (Comp. Psalm 63:10.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

Zion,
צִיּוֹן֙ (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 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 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

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

by the jackals.
שׁוּעָלִ֖ים (šū·‘ā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7776: Fox, perhaps jackal


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