Lamentations 4:16

“The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The anger of the Lord hath diuided them, he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they fauoured not the elders.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The presence of the LORD has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not honor the priests, They did not favor the elders.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The anger of Jehovah hath scattered them; he will no more regard them: They respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The face of the Lord has sent them in all directions; he will no longer take care of them: they had no respect for the priests, they gave no honour to the old men.
- Basic English Bible

The face of Jehovah hath divided them; he will no more regard them. They respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the aged.
- Darby Bible

The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favored not the elders.
- Webster's Bible

The anger of Yahweh has scattered them; he will no more regard them: They didn't respect the persons of the priests, they didn't favor the elders.
- World English Bible

The face of Jehovah hath divided them, He doth not add to behold them, The face of priests they have not lifted up, Elders they have not favoured.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The anger of the LORD hath divided them; He will no more regard them; they respected not the persons of the priests, they were not gracious unto the elders.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 4:16


4:16 The anger - These words seem to be the language of their enemies triumphing over them. They - Their enemies had no regard to the most venerable persons among them.


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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