New Living Translation
The gates of Zion will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.
King James Bible
And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
Darby Bible Translation
and her gates shall lament and mourn; and, stripped, she shall sit upon the ground.
World English Bible
Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.
Young's Literal Translation
And lamented and mourned have her openings, Yea, she hath been emptied, on the earth she sitteth!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:26 Gates - The gates of Zion or Jerusalem, which, by a figure, are said to lament, to imply the great desolation of the place; that there would be no people to go out and come in by the gates, as they used to do. Shall sit - Like a mournful woman bewailing the loss of her husband and children.
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Of Civil Government.
The Call of Isaiah
Letter Li to the virgin Sophia
'We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't mourn.'
Then I said, "Lord, how long will this go on?" And he replied, "Until their towns are empty, their houses are deserted, and the whole country is a wasteland;
Wail at the gates! Weep in the cities! Melt with fear, you Philistines! A powerful army comes like smoke from the north. Each soldier rushes forward eager to fight.
Yet I will bring disaster upon you, and there will be much weeping and sorrow. For Jerusalem will become what her name Ariel means--an altar covered with blood.
The land of Israel wilts in mourning. Lebanon withers with shame. The plain of Sharon is now a wilderness. Bashan and Carmel have been plundered.
"Come down, virgin daughter of Babylon, and sit in the dust. For your days of sitting on a throne have ended. O daughter of Babylonia, never again will you be the lovely princess, tender and delicate.
"Judah wilts; commerce at the city gates grinds to a halt. All the people sit on the ground in mourning, and a great cry rises from Jerusalem.
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