New International Version
Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate - There is now no more justice administered to the people; they are under military law, or disposed of in every sense according to the caprice of their masters.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether an Angel Needs Grace in Order to Turn to God?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angel had no need of grace in order to turn to God. For, we have no need of grace for what we can accomplish naturally. But the angel naturally turns to God: because he loves God naturally, as is clear from what has been said (Q, A). Therefore an angel did not need grace in order to turn to God. Objection 2: Further, seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it was not a difficult task for the angel to turn to God; because there was no obstacle …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp.
I will turn your religious festivals into mourning and all your singing into weeping. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and shave your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.
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