Lamentations 4:3



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness.

King James Version

Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

International Standard Version

Even wild animals nurse, suckling their young; but the women of my people are cruel, like ostriches in the wilderness.

A Conservative Version

Even the jackals draw out the breast; they give suck to their young ones. The daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

American Standard Version

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: The daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Amplified

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones, but the daughter of my people has become cruel like ostriches in the wilderness [that desert their young].

Bible in Basic English

Even the beasts of the waste land have full breasts, they give milk to their young ones: the daughter of my people has become cruel like the ostriches in the waste land.

Darby Translation

Even the jackals offer the breast, they give suck to their young; the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Holman Bible

Even jackals offer [their] breasts to nurse their young, but my dear people have become cruel like ostriches in the wilderness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Gimel Even the sea monsters draw out the breast; they give suck to their young ones; the daughter of my people is cruel like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Julia Smith Translation

Also the dragons draw out the breast, they suckled their sucklings: the daughter of my people violent as the ostriches in the desert.

King James 2000

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they nurse their young ones: the daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Even the jackal bears the beast and nurses their cubs; [but] the daughter of my people has become ruthless, like ostriches in the wilderness.

Modern King James verseion

Even the jackals draw out the breast; they suckle their young ones. The daughter of my people is cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Gimel} The Dragons give their young ones suck with bare breasts: but the daughter of my people is cruel, and dwelleth in the wilderness like the Ostriches.

NET Bible

(Gimel) Even the jackals nurse their young at their breast, but my people are cruel, like ostriches in the desert.

New Heart English Bible

Even the jackals offer the breast, they nurse their young ones, but the daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

New simplified Bible

Even the jackals of the wasteland have full breasts and give milk to their young ones. The daughter of my people has become cruel like the ostriches in the wasteland.

The Emphasized Bible

Even wild dogs, draw out the breast, give suck to their whelps - The daughter of my people, hath become cruel, like the ostriches in the desert.

Webster

Even the sea-monsters draw out the breast, they nurse their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

World English Bible

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they nurse their young ones: The daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Youngs Literal Translation

Even dragons have drawn out the breast, They have suckled their young ones, The daughter of my people is become cruel, Like the ostriches in a wilderness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּנּים תּנּין 
Tanniyn 
Usage: 23

חלץ 
Chalats 
Usage: 44

the breast
שׁד שׁד 
Shad 
Usage: 24

ינק 
Yanaq 
Usage: 31

גּר גּוּר 
Guwr 
Usage: 7

בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

of my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

אכזר 
'akzar 
Usage: 4

יען 
Ya`en 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

Zion Is Punished

2 The precious sons of Zion, Weighed against fine gold, How they are regarded as earthen jars, The work of a potter's hands! 3 Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness. 4 The tongue of the infant cleaves To the roof of its mouth because of thirst; The little ones ask for bread, But no one breaks it for them.


Cross References

Isaiah 49:15

"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.

Ezekiel 5:10

'Therefore, fathers will eat their sons among you, and sons will eat their fathers; for I will execute judgments on you and scatter all your remnant to every wind.

Leviticus 26:29

'Further, you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.

Deuteronomy 28:52-57

"It shall besiege you in all your towns until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your towns throughout your land which the LORD your God has given you.

2 Kings 6:26-29

As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall a woman cried out to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"

Job 39:13-16

"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

Jeremiah 19:9

"I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh in the siege and in the distress with which their enemies and those who seek their life will distress them."'

Lamentations 2:20

See, O LORD, and look! With whom have You dealt thus? Should women eat their offspring, The little ones who were born healthy? Should priest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord?

Lamentations 4:10

The hands of compassionate women Boiled their own children; They became food for them Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Luke 23:28-29

But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

Romans 1:31

without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;



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