Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

They sat upon the earth; the old men of the daughter of Zion were silent; they brought up the dust upon their head: they girded on sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem brought down their head to the earth.

New American Standard Bible

The elders of the daughter of Zion
Sit on the ground, they are silent.
They have thrown dust on their heads;
They have girded themselves with sackcloth.
The virgins of Jerusalem
Have bowed their heads to the ground.

King James Version

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Holman Bible

י YodThe elders of Daughter Zion
sit on the ground in silence.
They have thrown dust on their heads
and put on sackcloth.
The young women of Jerusalem
have bowed their heads to the ground.

International Standard Version

The leaders of cherished Zion sit silently on the ground; they throw dust on their heads and dress in mourning clothes. The young women of Jerusalem bow their heads in sorrow.

A Conservative Version

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground. They keep silence. They have cast up dust upon their heads. They have girded themselves with sackcloth. The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

American Standard Version

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, they keep silence; They have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Amplified


The elders of the Daughter of Zion
Sit on the ground keeping silent;
They have thrown dust on their heads,
They have covered themselves with sackcloth.
The virgins of Jerusalem
Have bowed their heads to the ground.

Bible in Basic English

The responsible men of the daughter of Zion are seated on the earth without a word; they have put dust on their heads, they are clothed in haircloth: the heads of the virgins of Jerusalem are bent down to the earth.

Darby Translation

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, they keep silence; they have cast dust upon their heads, they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their head to the ground.

King James 2000

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They sit on the ground, the elders of the daughter of Zion are silent. They cast dust on their head, they have put on sackcloth; the young women of Jerusalem have bowed their head down to the ground.

Modern King James verseion

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground and are silent; they send up dust on their heads; they gird on sackcloth. The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Yod} The Senators of the daughter Zion sit upon the ground in silence: they have strawed ashes upon their heads, and girded themselves with sackcloth. The maidens of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

NET Bible

(Yod) The elders of Daughter Zion sit on the ground in silence. They have thrown dirt on their heads; They have dressed in sackcloth. Jerusalem's young women stare down at the ground.

New Heart English Bible

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground in silence. They have cast up dust on their heads; they have clothed themselves with sackcloth. The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

The Emphasized Bible

Seated on the ground, in silence, are the elders of the daughter of Zion, They have lifted up dust on their head, have girded themselves with sackcloth, - Bowed down to the ground is the head, of the virgins of Jerusalem.

Webster

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

World English Bible

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, they keep silence; They have cast up dust on their heads; they have clothed themselves with sackcloth: The virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sit on the earth -- keep silent do the elders of the daughter of Zion, They have caused dust to go up on their head, They have girded on sackcloth, Put down to the earth their head have the virgins of Jerusalem.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
זקן 
Zaqen 
Usage: 178

of the daughter
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

of Zion
ציּון 
Tsiyown 
Usage: 154

sit
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

upon the ground
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

דּמם 
Damam 
Usage: 30

עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

חגר 
Chagar 
Usage: 43

שׂק 
Saq 
Usage: 48

the virgins
בּתוּלה 
B@thuwlah 
Usage: 50

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

References

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

The Lord Is Angry

9 Her gates sank into the earth; he destroyed and broke her bars: her king and her chiefs among the nations: no law: also her prophets found not a vision from Jehovah. 10 They sat upon the earth; the old men of the daughter of Zion were silent; they brought up the dust upon their head: they girded on sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem brought down their head to the earth. 11 Mine eyes failed with tears, my bowels were in a ferment, my liver was poured out to the earth, upon the breaking of the daughter of my people; in the fainting of the child and suckling in the wide places of the city.



Cross References

Isaiah 3:26

And her entrances sighed and mourned; and being clean, she shall sit upon the earth.

Job 2:12-13

And they will lift up their eyes from far off, and they knew him not, and they will lift up their voice and weep; and they will rend each his covering, and they will sprinkle dust upon their heads to the heavens.

Isaiah 15:3

And in their places without they girded themselves with sackcloth: upon her roofs and in her streets every one shall wail, going down into weeping.

Joshua 7:6

And Joshua will rend his garments and will fall upon his face to the earth before the ark of Jehovah even till evening, he and the old men of Israel; and they will lift up dust upon their heads.

Isaiah 47:1

Come down and sit upon the dust, thou virgin daughter of Babel, sit upon the earth: no throne, thou daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt not be added for them to call thee tender and delicate.

Lamentations 1:1

How sat the city alone being many in people she was as a widow: being many among the nations, being a leader in the provinces, she became for tribute.

Lamentations 1:4

The ways of Zion mourn from none coming to the appointment: all her gates being desolated: her priests groaning, her virgins grieved, and it is bitterness to her.

Lamentations 3:28

He will sit alone and be silent, for he laid upon him.

Ezekiel 7:18

And they girded on sackcloth and trembling covered them; and shame to all faces, and upon all heads, baldness.

Amos 8:3

The songs of the temple wailed in that day, says the Lord Jehovah; many a corpse in every place being cast forth: silence.

2 Samuel 13:19

And Tamar will take ashes upon her head, and she rent the tunic reaching to the feet which was upon her, and she will put her hand upon her head and will go, going and crying.

Isaiah 36:22

And Eliakim son of Hilkiah who was over the house, will go in, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah son of Asaph, remembering, to Hezekiah, their garments rent, and they will announce to him the words of Rabshakeh.

Isaiah 47:5

Sit thou silently and go into darkness, thou daughter of the Chaldeans for thou shalt no more be added for them to call thee The mistress of kingdoms

Jeremiah 8:14

For what are we sitting? gather ye together and we will go into the fortified cities, and we shall be silent there: for Jehovah our God caused us to cease, and he will give us to drink the water of poison, for we sinned against Jehovah.

Lamentations 4:5

They eating for dainties were desolate in the streets: they trusting upon scarlet embraced dung hills.

Lamentations 4:16

The face of Jehovah their portion; he will not add to look upon them: they accepted not the face of the priests, they compassionated not the old men.

Lamentations 5:12

Chiefs were hung by their hand: the faces of old men were not honored.

Lamentations 5:14

Old men ceased from the gate, the chosen ones from their stringed instruments.

Ezekiel 27:31

And they made themselves bald with baldness for thee, and they girded themselves with sackcloth, and they wept for thee with bitterness of soul and bitter wailing.

Joel 1:8

Wail as the virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Amos 5:13

For this the prudent one shall be silent in that time, for it is an evil time.

Amos 8:13

In that day the fair virgins shall faint, and the young men, for thirst.

Revelation 18:19

And they cast earth upon their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, in which all having ships in the sea were rich by her value! for in one hour was she rendered a desert.

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