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 Lamentations 4:1 - 13
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   Book of Lamentations
   Chapter 4  - Click for Chapter Audio
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
How dark R228 the gold has become, How the pure gold has changed! The sacred stones are poured out At the corner F64 of every street.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The precious sons of Zion, Weighed against fine gold, How they are regarded as earthen R229 jars, The work of a potter's hands!
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Even jackals R230 offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel R231 Like ostriches R232 in the wilderness.
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The tongue R233 of the infant cleaves To the roof of its mouth because of thirst; R234 The little ones ask R235 for bread, But no one breaks it for them.
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Those who ate delicacies R236 Are desolate in the streets; Those reared F65 in purple Embrace ash pits.
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For the iniquity F66 of the daughter of my people Is greater than the sin R237 F67 of Sodom, Which was overthrown R238 as in a moment, And no hands were turned F68 toward her.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Her consecrated F69 ones were purer R239 than snow, They were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body F70 than corals, Their polishing was like lapis R240 F71 lazuli.
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Their appearance is blacker R241 than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin R242 is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Better are those slain R243 F72 with the sword Than those slain F72 with hunger; For they pine R244 F73 away, being stricken For lack of the fruits of the F74 field.
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The hands of compassionate women Boiled R245 their own children; They became food R246 for them Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD has accomplished R247 His wrath, He has poured out His fierce anger; And He has kindled R248 a fire in Zion Which has consumed its foundations.
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The kings of the earth did not believe, Nor did any of the R249 inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy Could enter R250 the gates of Jerusalem.
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Because of the sins of her prophets R251 And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood R252 of the righteous;
 

FOOTNOTES:
F64 Lit head
F65 Lit established in crimson
F66 Or punishment for iniquity
F67 Or punishment for sin
F68 Or wrung over her
F69 Or Nazirites
F70 Lit bones
F71 Heb sappir
F72 Lit pierced
F73 Lit flow away
F74 Lit my fields

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R228 Ezekiel 7:19-22
R229 Isaiah 30:14; Jeremiah 19:1,11
R230 Isaiah 13:22;
R231 Isaiah 49:15; Ezekiel 5:10
R232 Job 39:14-17
R233 Psalms 22:15
R234 Jeremiah 14:3
R235 Lamentations 2:12
R236 Jeremiah 6:2; Amos 6:3-7
R237 Genesis 19:24
R238 Genesis 19:25; Jeremiah 20:16
R239 Psalms 51:7
R240 Exodus 24:10; Job 28:16
R241 Job 30:30; Lamentations 5:10
R242 Job 19:20; Psalms 102:3-5
R243 Jeremiah 16:4
R244 Leviticus 26:39; Ezekiel 24:23
R245 Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:57; 2 Kings 6:29; Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 2:20; Ezekiel 5:10
R246 Deuteronomy 28:53-55
R247 Jeremiah 7:20; Lamentations 2:17; Ezekiel 22:31
R248 Deuteronomy 32:22; Jeremiah 17:27
R249 Deuteronomy 29:24
R250 Jeremiah 21:13
R251 Jeremiah 5:31; 6:13; Lamentations 2:14; Ezekiel 22:26-28
R252 Jeremiah 2:30; 26:8,9; Matthew 23:31

 
 

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