Lamentations

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Lamentations 4:5

“They that did feede delicatly, are desolate in the streetes: they that were brought vp in scarlet, embrace dounghilles.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
- King James Version

Those who ate delicacies Are desolate in the streets; Those reared in purple Embrace ash pits.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: They that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who were used to feasting on delicate food are wasted in the streets: those who as children were dressed in purple are stretched out on the dust.
- Basic English Bible

They that fed delicately are desolate in the streets; they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dung-hills.
- Darby Bible

They that fed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
- Webster's Bible

Those who did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: Those who were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
- World English Bible

Those eating of dainties have been desolate in out-places, Those supported on scarlet have embraced dunghills.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They that did feed on dainties are desolate in the streets; they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Lamentations 4

  • Robert
    They are Israelite, these are not Jews.
  • Sharon
    Without God we are blacker than coal. We are then heartless, evil and filled with iniquity, for we are God enemy. We are starving ourselves and disobedience to God cannot feed anyone. America is a nation that has forgotten God. We sing "O say can't you see" but we see not the tears running down their cheeks,nor do we hear their cries in this land. God hears their Cries and will repay this nation.
  • A disciple
    "As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come." "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Watch and pray Brethren!
  • Irene123
    V. 17 - sounds like today, doesn't it ..... ?
  • David
    Jamille, verse 8 "Their visage is blacker than a coal;" does not necessarily refer to the color of their skin, but of their facial expression, that of sadness and torment, as the book of Lamentations describes the plight of the Jews because of their disobedience.
  • Jamille
    Wait did he describe the jews as blacker than coal. Well why are not blacker than coal now?

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