Lamentations 4:12
Good News Translation
No one anywhere, not even rulers of foreign nations, believed that any invader could enter Jerusalem's gates.

Contemporary English Version
Not a king on this earth or the people of any nation believed enemies could break through her gates.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lamed. The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world would not have believed, that the adversary and the enemy should enter in by the gates of Jerusalem.

New American Bible
The kings of the earth did not believe, nor any of the world’s inhabitants, That foe or enemy could enter the gates of Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lamed. The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world would not have believed, that the adversary and the enemy should enter in by the gates of Jerusalem.

Deuteronomy 29:24-28 And all the nations shall say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land? what meaneth this exceeding great heat of his wrath? . . .

1 Kings 9:8,9 And this house shall be made an example of: every one that shall pass by it, shall be astonished, and shall hiss, and say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land, and to this house? . . .

Psalm 48:4-6 For behold the kings of the earth assembled themselves: they gathered together. . . .

Context
The Distress of Zion
11Caph. The Lord hath accomplished his wrath, he hath poured out his fierce anger: and he hath kindled a fire in Sion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof. 12Lamed. The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world would not have believed, that the adversary and the enemy should enter in by the gates of Jerusalem.13Mem. For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:24
And all the nations shall say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land? what meaneth this exceeding great heat of his wrath?

Jeremiah 21:13
Behold I come to thee that dwellest in a valley upon a rock above a plain, saith the Lord: and you say: Who shall strike us and who shall enter into our houses?

Additional Translations
The kings of the earth did not believe, nor any people of the world, that an enemy or a foe could enter the gates of Jerusalem.The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.

The kings of the earth believed not, neither all the inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy would enter into the gates of Jerusalem.

LAMED. The kings of the earth, even all that dwell in the world, believed not that an enemy and oppressor would enter through the gates of Jerusalem.

The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should enter into the gates of Jerusalem.

The kings of the earth believed not, neither all the inhabitants of the world, that the adversary and the enemy should enter into the gates of Jerusalem.

The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy would have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.

The kings of the earth didn't believe, neither all the inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy would enter into the gates of Jerusalem.

Believe not did the kings of earth, And any of the inhabitants of the world, That come would an adversary and enemy Into the gates of Jerusalem.
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