Parallel Verses


Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

New American Standard Bible

“As for you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel

King James Version

Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

Holman Bible

“Now, lament for the princes of Israel

International Standard Version

"Now as for you, publish this mourning psalm about Israel's leaders.

A Conservative Version

Moreover, take thou up a lamentation for the rulers of Israel,

American Standard Version

Moreover, take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,


“As for you, take up a dirge (funeral poem to be sung) for the princes of Israel

Bible in Basic English

Take up now a song of grief for the ruler of Israel, and say,

Darby Translation

And thou, take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

Julia Smith Translation

And thou, lift thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

King James 2000

Moreover take you up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

Lexham Expanded Bible

"And you, raise a lament about the leaders of Israel,

Modern King James verseion

And take up a weeping for the rulers of Israel,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But mourn thou for the princes of Israel,

NET Bible

"And you, sing a lament for the princes of Israel,

New Heart English Bible

"Moreover, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

The Emphasized Bible

Thou. therefore take up a dirge, for the prince of Israel;

World English Bible

Moreover, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou, lift up a lamentation unto princes of Israel,



Root Form
Moreover take thou up
נסה נשׂא 
Usage: 653

Usage: 18

for the princes
נשׂא נשׂיא 
Usage: 134




Context Readings

Lament For The Leaders Of Israel

1 Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, 2 And say, What is thy mother: A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.

Cross References

2 Kings 24:6

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

Ezekiel 26:17

And they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and say to thee, How art thou destroyed, that wast inhabited by sea-faring men, the renowned city, which wast strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, who cause their terror to be on all that haunt it!

Ezekiel 27:2

Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre;

2 Kings 23:29-30

In his days Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.

2 Kings 23:34

And Pharaoh-nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt and died there.

2 Kings 24:12

And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

2 Kings 25:5-7

And the army of the Chaldees pursued the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

Ezekiel 2:10

And he spread it before me: and it was written within and without: and there was written in it lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Ezekiel 19:14

And fire hath gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.

2 Chronicles 35:25

And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women have spoken of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and behold, they are written in the lamentations.

2 Chronicles 36:3

And the king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

2 Chronicles 36:6

Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:10

And when the year had expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 9:1

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast have fled; they are gone.

Jeremiah 9:17-18

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for skillful women, that they may come:

Jeremiah 13:17-18

But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.

Jeremiah 22:10-12

Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep bitterly for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.

Jeremiah 22:18-19

Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!

Jeremiah 22:28

Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel in which is no pleasure? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?

Jeremiah 22:30

Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

Jeremiah 24:1

The LORD showed me, and behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.

Jeremiah 24:8

And as the bad figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so bad; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:

Jeremiah 52:10-11

And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.

Jeremiah 52:25-27

He took also out of the city a eunuch, who had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, who were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.

Lamentations 4:20

The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.

Lamentations 5:12

Princes were hanged by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored.

Ezekiel 27:32

And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyre, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea?

Ezekiel 32:16

This is the lamentation with which they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 32:18

Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, to the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

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