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Lamentations 4:5

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— Those who ate delicacies Are desolate in the streets; Those reared in purple Embrace ash pits.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dung-hills.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: They that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— They that fed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— They that fed delicately are desolate in the streets; they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dung-hills.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— They who used to eat delicacies, are deserted in the streets,—They who used to be carried on crimson, have embraced heaps of refuse.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Those eating of dainties have been desolate in out-places, Those supported on scarlet have embraced dunghills.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He. They that were fed delicately have died in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet have embraced the dung.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— They that did feede delicately, perish in the streetes: they that were brought vp in skarlet, embrace the dongue.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— They that did feede delicatly, are desolate in the streetes: they that were brought vp in scarlet, embrace dounghilles.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Those that fed on delicacies are destitute in the streets; those who were reared in scarlet sleep in dunghills.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— HE. They that feed on dainties are desolate in the streets: they that used to be nursed in scarlet have clothed themselves with dung.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
They that did feed 398
{0398} Prime
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
delicately 4574
{4574} Prime
From H5727; a delicacy or (abstractly) pleasure (adverbially cheerfully).
are desolate 8074
{8074} Prime
A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense).
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
in the streets: 2351
{2351} Prime
(Both forms feminine in the plural); from an unused root meaning to sever; properly separate by a wall, that is, outside, outdoors.
they that were brought up 539
{0539} Prime
A primitive root; properly to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain; once (in Isaiah 30:21; by interchange for H0541) to go to the right hand.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
in x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
scarlet 8438
{8438} Prime
From H3216; a maggot (as voracious); specifically (often with ellipsis of H8144) the crimson grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith.
embrace 2263
{2263} Prime
A primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace).
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
dunghills. 830
{0830} Prime
Plural of a noun of the same form as H0827, from H8192 (in the sense of scraping); a heap of rubbish or filth.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Lamentations 4:5


_ _ delicately — on dainties.

_ _ are desolate — or, “perish.”

_ _ in scarlet embrace dunghills — Instead of the scarlet couches on which the grandees were nursed, they must lie on dunghills.

_ _ embrace — They who once shrank sensitively from any soil, gladly cling close to heaps of filth as their only resting-place. Compare “embrace the rock” (Job 24:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 4:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Deuteronomy 28:54-56 [So that] the man [that is] tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave: ... The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Isaiah 3:16-26 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: ... And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she [being] desolate shall sit upon the ground.
Isaiah 24:6-12 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. ... In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
Isaiah 32:9-14 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. ... Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Jeremiah 6:2-3 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate [woman]. ... The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch [their] tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.
Amos 6:3-7 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near; ... Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
Luke 7:25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
1 Timothy 5:6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
Revelation 18:7-9 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. ... And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,


2 Samuel 1:24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with [other] delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet.
Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:


Job 24:8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
Jeremiah 9:21-22 For death is come up into our windows, [and] is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, [and] the young men from the streets. ... Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather [them].
Luke 15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
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Dt 28:54. 2S 1:24. Jb 24:8. Pv 31:21. Is 3:16; 24:6; 32:9. Jr 6:2; 9:21. Am 6:3. Lk 7:25; 15:16; 16:19. 1Ti 5:6. Rv 18:7.

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