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Lamentations 4:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The precious sons of Zion, Weighed against fine gold, How they are regarded as earthen jars, The work of a potter’s hands!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The sons of Zion, so precious, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The precious sons of Zion, they who were weighed against pure gold, How are they accounted as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The precious sons of Zion, Who are comparable with fine gold, How have they been reckoned earthen bottles, Work of the hands of a potter.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Beth. The noble sons of Sion, and they that were clothed with the best gold: how are they esteemed as earthen vessels, the work of the potter's hands?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The precious sonnes of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the worke of the hands of the potter!
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— BETH. The precious sons of Zion, who were equalled in value with gold, how are they counted as earthen vessels, the works of the hands of the potter!
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The precious sons of Tziyyon, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The precious 3368
{3368} Prime
יָקָר
yaqar
{yaw-kawr'}
From H3365; valuable (objectively or subjectively).
sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Xiyyn צִיּוֹן, 6726
{6726} Prime
צִיּוֹן
Tsiyown
{tsee-yone'}
The same (regular) as H6725; Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem.
comparable 5537
{5537} Prime
סָלָא
cala'
{saw-law'}
A primitive root; to suspend in a balance, that is, weigh.
z8794
<8794> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 194
to fine gold, 6337
{6337} Prime
פַּז
paz
{pawz}
From H6388; pure (gold); hence gold itself (as refined).
how x349
(0349) Complement
אֵיךְ
'eyk
{ake}
Prolonged from H0335; how? or how!; also where.
are they esteemed 2803
{2803} Prime
חָשַׁב
chashab
{khaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to plait or interpenetrate, that is, (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
as earthen 2789
{2789} Prime
חֶרֶשׂ
cheres
{kheh'-res}
A collateral form mediating between H2775 and H2791; a piece of pottery.
pitchers, 5035
{5035} Prime
נֶבֶל
nebel
{neh'-bel}
From H5034; a skin bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence, a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form).
the work 4639
{4639} Prime
מַעֲשֶׂה
ma`aseh
{mah-as-eh'}
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
of the hands 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
of the potter! 3335
{3335} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Lamentations 4:2

Beth

_ _ comparable to ... gold — (Job 28:16, Job 28:19).

_ _ earthen pitchers — (Isaiah 30:14; Jeremiah 19:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 4:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Lamentations 4:2

Earthen pitchers — The nobles, the priests, and the good men, are looked upon no better than earthen vessels, the workmanship of an ordinary potter.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Lamentations 4:2

The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen (b) pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

(b) Which are of small value and have no honour.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
sons:

Isaiah 51:18 [There is] none to guide her among all the sons [whom] she hath brought forth; neither [is there any] that taketh her by the hand of all the sons [that] she hath brought up.
Zechariah 9:13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.

how:

Lamentations 2:21 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain [them] in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, [and] not pitied.
Lamentations 5:12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.
Isaiah 30:14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water [withal] out of the pit.
Jeremiah 19:11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as [one] breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury [them] in Tophet, till [there be] no place to bury.
Jeremiah 22:28 [Is] this man Coniah a despised broken idol? [is he] a vessel wherein [is] no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Romans 9:21-23 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? ... And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
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Is 30:14; 51:18. Jr 19:11; 22:28. Lm 2:21; 5:12. Zc 9:13. Ro 9:21. 2Co 4:7. 2Ti 2:20.

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