Lamentations 4:9

They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Lamentations 4:9

They that bee slaine with the sword, are better then they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Better are those slain with the sword Than those slain with hunger; For they pine away, being stricken For lack of the fruits of the field.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They that are slain with the sword are better than they that are slain with hunger; For these pine away, stricken through, for want of the fruits of the field.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who have been put to the sword are better off than those whose death is caused by need of food; for these come to death slowly, burned up like the fruit of the field.
- Basic English Bible

The slain with the sword are happier than the slain with hunger; for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
- Darby Bible

They that are slain with the sword are better than they that are slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
- Webster's Bible

Those who are killed with the sword are better than those who are killed with hunger; For these pine away, stricken through, for want of the fruits of the field.
- World English Bible

Better have been the pierced of a sword Than the pierced of famine, For these flow away, pierced through, Without the increase of the field.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They that are slain with the sword are better than they that are slain with hunger; for these pine away, stricken through, for want of the fruits of the field.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Lamentations 4:9

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 4:9


4:7 Nazarites - Her Nazarites in this place signify her separated ones, who either in respect of birth, education, estate, or place of magistracy, were distinguished from the rest of the people.

4:8 Not known - So that those who before knew them, do not know them now.


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