The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.
Then I will cause the voice of gladness to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem, and the voice of joy, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride. For the land shall be desolate.
You shall appoint judges and officers for yourself in all your gates which Jehovah your God gives you, tribe by tribe. And they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
when I went out to the gate by the city; when I prepared my seat in the street!
But now those younger laugh at me, whose fathers I would have refused to set with the dogs of my flock.
the mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
The new wine mourns, the vine droops, all the merry-hearted sigh.
For so says Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will cause the voice of mirth to cease out of this place before your eyes, and in your days, and the voice of gladness, and the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride.
And I will take from them the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the candle.
The roads of Zion mourn without any going to the appointed feasts. All her gates are deserted; her priests sigh; her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
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.
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.
And I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be heard no more.
And the voice of harpers, and of musicians. and flutists, and of trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. And every craftsman of any craft will not be found any more in you. And the sound of a mill will never more be heard at all in you.