Psalm 78:63
New International Version
Fire consumed their young men, and their young women had no wedding songs;

New Living Translation
Their young men were killed by fire; their young women died before singing their wedding songs.

English Standard Version
Fire devoured their young men, and their young women had no marriage song.

Berean Study Bible
Fire consumed His young men, and their maidens were left without wedding songs.

King James Bible
The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

New King James Version
The fire consumed their young men, And their maidens were not given in marriage.

New American Standard Bible
Fire devoured His young men, And His virgins had no wedding songs.

NASB 1995
Fire devoured His young men, And His virgins had no wedding songs.

NASB 1977
Fire devoured His young men; And His virgins had no wedding songs.

Amplified Bible
The fire [of war] devoured His young men, And His [bereaved] virgins had no wedding songs.

Christian Standard Bible
Fire consumed his chosen young men, and his young women had no wedding songs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Fire consumed His chosen young men, and His young women had no wedding songs.

American Standard Version
Fire devoured their young men; And their virgins had no marriage-song.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The fire consumed their boys and their virgins were abused.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Fire devoured their young men; and their virgins mourned not.

Contemporary English Version
Fire destroyed the young men, and the young women were left with no one to marry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not lamented.

English Revised Version
Fire devoured their young men; and their maidens had no marriage-song.

Good News Translation
Young men were killed in war, and young women had no one to marry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fire consumed his best young men, so his virgins heard no wedding songs.

International Standard Version
The young men were consumed by fire, and the virgins had no marriage celebrations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Fire devoured their young men; And their virgins had no marriage-song.

Literal Standard Version
Fire has consumed His young men, "" And His virgins have not been praised.

NET Bible
Fire consumed their young men, and their virgins remained unmarried.

New Heart English Bible
Fire devoured their young men. Their virgins had no wedding song.

World English Bible
Fire devoured their young men. Their virgins had no wedding song.

Young's Literal Translation
His young men hath fire consumed, And His virgins have not been praised.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
62He surrendered His people to the sword because He was enraged by His heritage. 63Fire consumed His young men, and their maidens were left without wedding songs. 64His priests fell by the sword, but their widows could not lament.…

Cross References
Numbers 11:1
Soon the people began to complain about their hardship in the hearing of the LORD, and when He heard them, His anger was kindled, and fire from the LORD blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp.

Numbers 21:28
For a fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the rulers of Arnon's heights.

Isaiah 26:11
O LORD, Your hand is upraised, but they do not see it. They will see Your zeal for Your people and be put to shame. The fire set for Your enemies will consume them!

Jeremiah 7:34
I will remove from the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem the sounds of joy and gladness and the voices of the bride and bridegroom, for the land will become a wasteland."

Jeremiah 16:9
For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I am going to remove from this place, before your very eyes and in your days, the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of the bride and bridegroom.

Jeremiah 48:45
"Those who flee will stand helpless in Heshbon's shadow, because fire has gone forth from Heshbon and a flame from within Sihon. It devours the foreheads of Moab and the skulls of the sons of tumult.

Lamentations 2:21
Both young and old lie together in the dust of the streets. My young men and maidens have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger; You have slaughtered them without compassion.


Treasury of Scripture

The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

fire

Psalm 78:21
Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;

Deuteronomy 29:20
The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.

Deuteronomy 32:22
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

maidens

Isaiah 4:1
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

Jeremiah 7:34
Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

Jeremiah 16:9
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.

given to marriage.









(63) Were not given.--See margin. The desolation and misery were marked by the absence of the glad nuptial song.

Verse 63. - The fire consumed their young men. The reference is not to such passages as Leviticus 10:2; Numbers 11:1; Numbers 16:35, where a literal fire seems to be spoken of, but rather to the fire of war (Numbers 21:28; Isaiah 26:11; Jeremiah 48:45), or more generally to the fire of the Divine anger (Isaiah 10:16-18; Isaiah 47:14, etc.). And their maidens were not given to marriage; literally, were not praised in song; i.e. in the bridal song. The destruction of the young men, either in battle or in any other way, caused there to be more marriageable girls in Israel than there were husbands for (comp. Isaiah 4:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Fire
אֵ֑שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

consumed
אָֽכְלָה־ (’ā·ḵə·lāh-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

His young men,
בַּחוּרָ֥יו (ba·ḥū·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 970: Selected, a youth

and their maidens
וּ֝בְתוּלֹתָ֗יו (ū·ḇə·ṯū·lō·ṯāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1330: A virgin, sometimes, a bride

were left without
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

wedding songs.
הוּלָּֽלוּ׃ (hūl·lā·lū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1984: To shine


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