Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

I called out to my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders have died within the city while looking for something to eat to keep themselves alive.

New American Standard Bible

"I called to my lovers, but they deceived me; My priests and my elders perished in the city While they sought food to restore their strength themselves.

King James Version

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

Holman Bible

?QofI called to my lovers,
but they betrayed me.
My priests and elders
perished in the city
while searching for food
to keep themselves alive.

American Standard Version

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: My priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, While they sought them food to refresh their souls.

Amplified

I [Jerusalem] called to my lovers [allies], but they deceived me. My priests and my elders expired in the city while they sought food to save their lives.

Bible in Basic English

I sent for my lovers, but they were false to me: my priests and my responsible men were breathing their last breath in the town, while they were looking for food to give them new life.

Darby Translation

I called for my lovers, they have deceived me; my priests and mine elders have expired in the city, while they sought them food to revive their soul.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Koph I called unto my lovers, but they have deceived me; my priests and my elders in the city perished seeking food to maintain their lives.

Julia Smith Translation

I called to those loving me, they deceived me: my priests and my old men expired in the city, for they sought food for them, and they will turn back their souls.

King James 2000

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and my elders died in the city, while they sought their food to relieve their souls.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have called to my lovers, they themselves deceived me; my priests and elders perished in the city when they sought food for themselves to revive their life.

Modern King James verseion

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me; my priests and my elders expired in the city while they sought food for them to bring back their life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Kuf} I called for my lovers, but they beguiled me; for my Priests and counselors, but they perished: even while they sought for meat, to save their lives.

NET Bible

(Qof) I called for my lovers, but they had deceived me. My priests and my elders perished in the city. Truly they had searched for food to keep themselves alive.

New Heart English Bible

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders perished in the city, while they searched for food to refresh their souls.

The Emphasized Bible

I called to my lovers, they, deceived me, My priests and mine elders, in the city, have breathed their last, - for they sought them food, that they might bring back their life.

Webster

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and my elders resigned their breath in the city, while they sought their food to relieve their souls.

World English Bible

I called for my lovers, [but] they deceived me: My priests and my elders gave up the spirit in the city, While they sought them food to refresh their souls.

Youngs Literal Translation

I called for my lovers, they -- they have deceived me, My priests and my elders in the city have expired; When they have sought food for themselves, Then they give back their soul.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I called
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

for my lovers
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

רמה 
Ramah 
Usage: 12

me my priests
כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

and mine elders
זקן 
Zaqen 
Usage: 178

gave up the ghost
גּוע 
Gava` 
die, give up the ghost, dead, perish, dead
Usage: 24

in the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

אכל 
'okel 
Usage: 44

to relieve
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

The Desolate City

18 The LORD is in the right, but I rebelled against his commands. Listen, please, all you people, and look at my pain my young men and women have gone into captivity. 19 I called out to my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders have died within the city while looking for something to eat to keep themselves alive. 20 Look, LORD, how distressed I am; all my insides are churning. My heart is troubled within me, because I vigorously rebelled. Outside the sword brings loss of life, while at home death rules.



Cross References

Lamentations 1:2

Bitterly she cries in the night, as tears stream down her cheeks. No one consoles her of all her friends. All her neighbors have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.

Lamentations 1:11

All her people groaned as they searched for food. They traded their valuables in order to eat, to keep themselves alive. Look, LORD, and see how I have become dishonored.

Lamentations 2:20

Look, LORD, and take note: To whom have you done this? Should women eat their offspring, the children they have cuddled? Should priests and prophets be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Job 19:13-19

"My brothers are alienated from me; my acquaintances are estranged;

Jeremiah 2:28

"But where are your gods that you made for yourselves? Let them rise up, if they can deliver you in the time of your trouble. You have as many gods as you have towns, Judah.

Jeremiah 14:15-18

Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the false prophets who prophesy in my name, "There will be no sword and famine in this land' (though I haven't sent them): "By the sword and by famine these prophets will be finished off!

Jeremiah 23:11-15

Indeed, both priest and prophet are ungodly. Even in my house I find evil," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 27:13-15

Why should you and your people die by the sword, by famine, and by plague as the LORD has decreed about the nation that does not serve the king of Babylon?

Jeremiah 30:14

All your lovers have forgotten you; they don't seek you. Indeed, I've struck you down with the blow of an enemy, with the punishment of a cruel foe because your wickedness is great, and your sins are numerous.

Jeremiah 37:7-9

"This is what the LORD God of Israel says: "This is what you are to say to the king of Judah who sent you to me to inquire of me, "Look, Pharaoh's army that has come to help will go back to its own land of Egypt,

Lamentations 4:7-9

Her princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk. Their bodies were more ruddy than rubies, their beards like the color of precious stones.

Lamentations 4:17

Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.

Lamentations 5:12

Princes they have hung by their hands; elders they have disrespected.

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