Lamentations 5:13
Good News Translation
Our young men are forced to grind grain like slaves; boys go staggering under heavy loads of wood.

Contemporary English Version
Young men are forced to do the work of slaves; boys must carry heavy loads of wood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They abused the young men indecently: and the children fell under the wood.

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They abused the young men indecently: and the children fell under the wood.

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Exodus 11:5 And every firstborn in the land of the Egyptians shall die, from the firstborn of Pharao who sitteth on his throne, even to the firstborn of the handmaid that is at the mill, and all the firstborn of beasts.

Judges 16:21 Then the Philistines seized upon him, and forthwith pulled out his eyes, and led him bound in chains to Gaza, and shutting him up in prison made him grind.

Job 31:10 Let my wife be the harlot of another, and let other men lie with her.

Isaiah 47:2 Take a millstone and grind meal: uncover thy shame, strip thy shoulder, make bare thy legs, pass over the rivers.

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Exodus 1:11 Therefore he set over them masters of the works, to afflict them with burdens: and they built for Pharao cities of tabernacles, Phithom, and Ramesses.

Exodus 2:11 In those days, after Moses was grown up, he went out to his brethren: and saw their affliction, and an Egyptian striking one of the Hebrews, his brethren.

Exodus 23:5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lie underneath his burden, thou shalt not pass by, but shalt lift him up with him.

Nehemiah 5:1-5 Now there was a great cry of the people, and of their wives against their brethren the Jews. . . .

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden.

Matthew 23:4 For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens and lay them on men's shoulders: but with a finger of their own they will not move them.

Context
A Prayer for Restoration
12The princes were hanged up by their hand: they did not respect the persons of the ancients. 13They abused the young men indecently: and the children fell under the wood.14The ancients have ceased from the gates: the young men from the choir of the singers.…
Cross References
Judges 16:21
Then the Philistines seized upon him, and forthwith pulled out his eyes, and led him bound in chains to Gaza, and shutting him up in prison made him grind.

Jeremiah 7:18
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to offer libations to strange gods, and to provoke me to anger.

Additional Translations
Young men toil at millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

The young men bare the mill; And the children stumbled under the wood.

The chosen men lifted up the voice in weeping, and the youths fainted under the wood.

The young men have borne the mill, and the youths have stumbled under the wood.

The young men bare the mill, and the children stumbled under the wood.

They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.

Young men to grind they have taken, And youths with wood have stumbled.
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