Lamentations 5:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
We have to payבְּכֶ֣סֶף
(be·che·sef)
3701: silver, moneyfrom kasaph
for our drinkingשָׁתִ֔ינוּ
(sha·ti·nu,)
8354: to drinka prim. root
water,מֵימֵ֙ינוּ֙
(mei·mei·nu)
4325: waters, watera prim. root
Our woodעֵצֵ֖ינוּ
(e·tzei·nu)
6086: tree, trees, woodfrom an unused word
comesיָבֹֽאוּ׃
(ya·vo·'u.)
935: to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
[to us] at a price.בִּמְחִ֥יר
(bim·chir)
4242: price, hirefrom the same as machar









KJV Lexicon
We have drunken
shathah  (shaw-thaw')
to imbibe -- assuredly, banquet, certainly, drink(-er, -ing), drunk (-ard), surely.
our water
mayim  (mah'-yim)
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen -- + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).
for money
keceph  (keh'-sef)
silver (from its pale color); by implication, money -- money, price, silver(-ling).
our wood
`ets  (ates)
a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) -- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
is sold
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
mchiyr  (mekk-eer')
price, payment, wages -- gain, hire, price, sold, worth.
unto us
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
We have to pay for our drinking water, Our wood comes to us at a price.

King James Bible
We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We must pay for the water we drink; our wood comes at a price.

International Standard Version
We pay to drink our own water, and our own wood is sold to us at high price.

NET Bible
We must pay money for our own water; we must buy our own wood at a steep price.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have to pay to drink our own water. We have to pay to chop our own wood.

King James 2000 Bible
We have drunk our water at a price; our wood is sold unto us.
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