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Lamentations 5:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because of Mount Zion, which is desolate, jackals, have gone prowling therein.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For the mount of Zion—that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Because of the mountaine of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walke vpon it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Over the mountain of Zion{gr.Sion}, because it is made desolate, foxes have walked therein.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Because of the mountain of Tziyyon, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Because of x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
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.
the mountain 2022
{2022} Prime
הַר
har
{har}
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively).
of Xiyyn צִיּוֹן, 6726
{6726} Prime
צִיּוֹן
Tsiyown
{tsee-yone'}
The same (regular) as H6725; Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem.
which x7945
(7945) Complement
שֶׁל
shel
{shel}
For the relative H0834; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account of, what soever, which soever.
is desolate, 8074
{8074} Prime
שָׁמֵם
shamem
{shaw-mame'}
A primitive root; to stun (or intransitively grow numb), that is, devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the foxes 7776
{7776} Prime
שׁוּעָל
shuw`al
{shoo-awl'}
From the same as H8168; a jackal (as a burrower).
walk 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
upon it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Lamentations 5:18

_ _ foxes — They frequent desolate places where they can freely and fearlessly roam.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 5:17-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Lamentations 2:8-9 The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together. ... Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes [are] among the Gentiles: the law [is] no [more]; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.
1 Kings 9:7-8 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: ... And at this house, [which] is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?
Psalms 74:2-3 Remember thy congregation, [which] thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, [which] thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt. ... Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; [even] all [that] the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
Jeremiah 17:3 O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance [and] all thy treasures to the spoil, [and] thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders.
Jeremiah 26:9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
Jeremiah 52:13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great [men], burned he with fire:
Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

the foxes:

Isaiah 32:13-14 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns [and] briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy [in] the joyous city: ... 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 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, [and] a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
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1K 9:7. Ps 74:2. Is 32:13. Jr 9:11; 17:3; 26:9; 52:13. Lm 2:8. Mi 3:12.

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