Lamentations 4:13

“For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the sinnes of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that haue shed the blood of the iust in the middest of her:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because of the sins of her prophets {And} the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The blood of the righteous;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`It is' because of the sins of her prophets, `and' the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is because of the sins of her prophets and the evil-doing of her priests, by whom the blood of the upright has been drained out in her.
- Basic English Bible

[It is] for the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, who have shed the blood of the righteous in the midst of her.
- Darby Bible

For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
- Webster's Bible

[It is] because of the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
- World English Bible

Because of the sins of her prophets, The iniquities of her priests, Who are shedding in her midst the blood of the righteous,
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is because of the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 4:13


4:13 Priests - The ecclesiastical men were a great cause of the first and last destruction of Jerusalem. And so they are of most other places that come to ruin, through their neglect of their duty, or encouraging others in their wicked courses.


Discussion for Lamentations 4

  • 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.
  • L.A
    It is God 's punishment to the Israelites because of they blasphemy, and disobedience. Time and time again God warned them and still they his chosen people did what they wanted instead of what God would have them do.

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