Lamentations 1:5

“Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Her aduersaries are the chiefe, her enemies prosper: for the Lord hath afflicted her; for the multitude of her transgressions, her children are gone into captiuitie before the enemie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Her adversaries have become her masters, Her enemies prosper; For the LORD has caused her grief Because of the multitude of her transgressions; Her little ones have gone away As captives before the adversary.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper; For Jehovah hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: Her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who are against her have become the head, everything goes well for her haters; for the Lord has sent sorrow on her because of the great number of her sins: her young children have gone away as prisoners before the attacker.
- Basic English Bible

Her adversaries have become the head, her enemies prosper; for Jehovah hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the adversary.
- Darby Bible

Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.
- Webster's Bible

Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper; for Yahweh has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.
- World English Bible

Her adversaries have become chief, Her enemies have been at ease, For Jehovah hath afflicted her, For the abundance of her transgressions, Her infants have gone captive before the adversary.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies are at ease; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions; her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Lamentations 1

  • Mable Arrington
    Well this somewhat sticks out the woman had some affliction upon her and she was turned against all the friends was her enemy and they was glad what affliction on her they was happy she had that on her and laugh and talked about her and etc. But her affliction showed up on people that is not of GOD so they will suffer not her
  • Robert
    Lamentations historically refers to the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, but prophetically it is a perfect picture of the Great Tribulation (like Job). The events of Lamentation will take place again in the future.(Rev.11:1-3) and (Zech 14:1-2 ).
  • Kay
    I think it is warning for the surviving generation to stay in league with God and not disobey Him. Lamentations chapter 1 we see a people suffering because they broke covenant with God and are being punished as a result.
  • Micheal schin
    The word of God is true, and i love it.
  • If you go through the book of Lamentations line by line, word by word, you 'll see that God 's spiritual temple, those people of God, are completely shattered. No people have ever been punished more than those who are discussed in the book. Their falling away was a spiritual disaster of astonished proportion. Still, the central theme of this book is an expression of hope-a people waiting for God 's "perfection of beauty. " The light in all of that black, black darkness is that God is getting His people ready for a marriage! He will do everything He can to bring them into His Family.
  • Bob K.
    Lamentations was a warning to ancient Judah that it had reached the point of no return. What happened to Judah is only a type of what is prophesied to happen in this end time. It seems like we have reached the point of no return.

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