Lamentations 2:15

“All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Lamentations 2:15

All that passe by, clap their hands at thee: they hisse and wagge their head at the daughter of Ierusalem, saying, Is this the citie that men call the perfection of beauty, the ioy of the whole earth?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All who pass along the way Clap their hands {in derision} at you; They hiss and shake their heads At the daughter of Jerusalem, "Is this the city of which they said, 'The perfection of beauty, A joy to all the earth'?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All that pass by clap their hands at thee; They hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, `saying', Is this the city that men called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
- American Standard Version (1901)

All who go by make a noise with their hands at you; they make hisses, shaking their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem, and saying, Is this the town which was the crown of everything beautiful, the joy of all the earth?
- Basic English Bible

All that pass by clap [their] hands at thee; they hiss and shake their head at the daughter of Jerusalem: Is this the city which they called, The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
- Darby Bible

All that pass by, clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call the Perfection of beauty, the Joy of the whole earth?
- Webster's Bible

All that pass by clap their hands at you. They hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, [saying], Is this the city that men called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
- World English Bible

Clapped hands at thee have all passing by the way, They have hissed -- and they shake the head At the daughter of Jerusalem: `Is this the city of which they said: The perfection of beauty, a joy to all the land?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem: 'Is this the city that men called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Lamentations 2:15

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 2:15


2:13 Who - There was no people whose condition was in any degree parallel to the misery of the Jews: nor was there any cure for them, their breach was like a sea breach where the waters come in with such a torrent, that there is no making any defence against them.

2:14 The prophets - False prophets told you vain stories. Not discovered - Whereas they ought to have made you sensible of your sins, and this might have prevented your captivity. False burdens - False stories to encourage you in sin, and so cause your banishment.


Discussion for Lamentations 2:15

  • That description is also . "a prophecy of what will happen in the world tomorrow: God 's people will once again be " The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth. " What a beautiful prophecy.
  • Bmanuel on Lamentations 2:15
    As the salt that loses its flavoring quality and as fruit trees that bore no fruit in their season, so Jerusalem had become both desolate and abandoned by the living God she should have remained faithful to. She had "forsaken her own mercy" and her Mercy had forsaken her. Her beauty had faded into ugliness.


 

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