Lamentations 4:1

“How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How is the gold become dimme! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuarie are powred out in the top of euery streete.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How dark the gold has become, {How} the pure gold has changed! The sacred stones are poured out At the corner of every street.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How is the gold become dim! `how' is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.
- American Standard Version (1901)

How dark has the gold become! how changed the best gold! the stones of the holy place are dropping out at the top of every street.
- Basic English Bible

How is the gold become dim! the most pure gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary poured out at the top of all the streets!
- Darby Bible

How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.
- Webster's Bible

How is the gold become dim! [how] is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.
- World English Bible

How is the gold become dim, Changed the best -- the pure gold? Poured out are stones of the sanctuary At the head of all out-places.
- Youngs Literal Bible

How is the gold become dim! How is the most fine gold changed! The hallowed stones are poured out at the head of every street.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 4:1


4:1 The top - Are scattered in the head of every street.


Discussion for Lamentations 4

  • 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?
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
  • Daniel Ibrahim
    When we contravene God 's ordinances through disobedience,we get punished.

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