Young lions lack and go hungry, but those who seek the LORD will never lack any good thing.
It is good when a young man carries the yoke of discipline in his youth.
I'm full of the wrath of the LORD, and I'm tired of holding it back. Pour it out on the children in the street and on the groups of young men gathered together. Indeed, both husband and wife will be caught in it, the old and the very old.
For death comes up through our windows; it has come into our palaces to eliminate children from the streets and young men from the town squares.
Her adversaries dominate her, her enemies prosper. For the LORD has made her suffer because of her many transgressions. Her children have gone away, taken into captivity in the presence of the enemy.
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.
He rejected all the valiant men the LORD, in my midst. He set a time to meet with me to crush my young warriors. The LORD has trampled, as in a winepress, the fair virgin that is Judah.
My eyes are worn out from crying, my insides are churning, My emotions pour out in grief because my people are destroyed Children and infants faint in the streets of the city.
Get up and cry aloud in the night, at the beginning of every hour. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord! Lift up your hands toward him for the lives of your children, who are fainting away at every street corner.
The nursing child's tongue cleaves to its palate from thirst. Young children beg for bread, but no one gives them any.
Our young men must grind grain with a millstone; our youths stumble under the weight of wood.
Our elders have ceased ruling at the gate; our young men have abandoned their music.
The young men of On and Pi-beseth will die violently, and their cities will be taken captive.
"I sent plagues among you as I did with Egypt. I killed your choicest young men with the sword. I took your horses away from you. I filled your noses with the stench of your encampments, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.
At that time, the beautiful virgins will faint, as will the strong young men from thirst.
How blessed will be the one who seizes your young children and pulverizes them against the cliff!