New American Standard Bible
The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
King James Bible
The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
Darby Bible Translation
The joy of our heart hath ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
World English Bible
The joy of our heart is ceased; Our dance is turned into mourning.
Young's Literal Translation
Ceased hath the joy of our heart, Turned to mourning hath been our dancing.
Lamentations 5:15 Parallel
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
'Moreover, I will take from them the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.
"Then I will turn your festivals into mourning And all your songs into lamentation; And I will bring sackcloth on everyone's loins And baldness on every head. And I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son, And the end of it will be like a bitter day.
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