Lamentations 4:1
Good News Translation
Our glittering gold has grown dull; the stones of the Temple lie scattered in the streets.

Contemporary English Version
The purest gold is ruined and has lost its shine; jewels from the temple lie scattered in the streets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Aleph. How is the gold become dim, the finest colour is changed, the stones of the sanctuary are scattered in the top of every street?

New American Bible
How the gold has lost its luster, the noble metal changed; Jewels lie scattered at the corner of every street.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Aleph. How is the gold become dim, the finest colour is changed, the stones of the sanctuary are scattered in the top of every street?

how is the gold

2 Kings 25:9,10 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and the houses of Jerusalem, and every great house he burnt with fire. . . .

Isaiah 1:21 How is the faithful city, that was full of judgment, become a harlot? justice dwelt in it, but now murderers.

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, who didst rise in the morning? how art thou fallen to the earth, that didst wound the nations?

Ezekiel 7:19-22 Their silver shall be cast forth, and their gold shall become a dunghill. Their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. They shall not satisfy their soul, and their bellies shall not be filled: because it hath been the stumblingblock of their iniquity. . . .

the stones

Lamentations 2:19 Coph. Arise, give praise in the night, in the beginning of the watches: pour out thy heart like water, before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands to him for the life of thy little children, that have fainted for hunger at the top of all the streets.

Jeremiah 52:13 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great house he burnt with fire.

Matthew 24:2 And he answering, said to them: Do you see all these things? Amen I say to you, there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed.

Mark 13:2 And Jesus answering, said to him: Seest thou all these great buildings? There shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.

Luke 21:5,6 And some saying of the temple that it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said: . . .

Context
The Distress of Zion
1Aleph. How is the gold become dim, the finest colour is changed, the stones of the sanctuary are scattered in the top of every street?2Beth. The noble sons of Sion, and they that were clothed with the best gold: how are they esteemed as earthen vessels, the work of the potter's hands?…
Cross References
Ezekiel 7:19
Their silver shall be cast forth, and their gold shall become a dunghill. Their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. They shall not satisfy their soul, and their bellies shall not be filled: because it hath been the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

Ezekiel 22:18
Son of man, the house of Israel is become dross to me: all these are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace: they are become the dross of silver.

Micah 1:6
For the wickedness of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the wickedness of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Juda? are they not Jerusalem?

Additional Translations
How the gold has become tarnished, the pure gold has become dull! The gems of the temple lie scattered on every street corner.How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.

How is the gold become dim! how is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.

ALEPH. How will the gold be tarnished, and the fine silver changed! the sacred stones have been poured forth at the top of all the streets.

How is the gold become dim! the most pure gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary poured out at the top of all the streets!

How is the gold become dim! how is the most pure gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the top of every street.

How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.

How is the gold become dim! [how] is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.

How is the gold become dim, Changed the best -- the pure gold? Poured out are stones of the sanctuary At the head of all out-places.
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