Lamentations 5:14
Good News Translation
The old people no longer sit at the city gate, and the young people no longer make music.

Contemporary English Version
Our leaders are not allowed to decide cases in court, and young people no longer play music.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ancients have ceased from the gates: the young men from the choir of the singers.

New American Bible
The elders have abandoned the gate, the young men their music.

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The ancients have ceased from the gates: the young men from the choir of the singers.

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Lamentations 1:4,19 Daleth. The ways of Sion mourn, because there are none that come to the solemn feast: all her gates are broken down; her priests sigh; her virgins are in affliction; and she is oppressed with bitterness. . . .

Lamentations 2:10 Jod. The ancients of the daughter of Sion sit upon the ground, they have held their peace: they have sprinkled their heads with dust, they are girded with haircloth, the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Deuteronomy 16:18 Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment,

Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate of the city, and in the street they prepared me a chair? . . .

Job 30:1 But now the younger in time scorn me, whose fathers I would not have set with the dogs of my flock:

Isaiah 3:2,3 The strong man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet and the cunning man, and the ancient. . . .

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Job 30:31 My harp is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of those that weep.

Isaiah 24:7-11 The vintage hath mourned, the vine hath languished away, all the merry have sighed. . . .

Jeremiah 7:34 And I will cause to cease out of the cities of Juda, and out of the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

Jeremiah 16:9 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold I will take away out of this place in your sight, and in your days the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.

Jeremiah 25:10 And I will take away from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the mill and the light of the lamp.

Ezekiel 26:13 And I will make the multitude of thy songs to cease, and the sound of thy harps shall be heard no more.

Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers and of musicians and of them that play on the pipe and on the trumpet shall no more be heard at all in thee: and no craftsman of any art whatsoever shall be found any more at all in thee: and the sound of the mill shall be heard no more at all in thee:

Context
A Prayer for Restoration
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.15The joy of our heart is ceased, our dancing is turned into mourning.…
Cross References
Isaiah 24:8
The mirth of timbrels hath ceased, the noise of them that rejoice is ended, the melody of the harp is silent.

Jeremiah 7:34
And I will cause to cease out of the cities of Juda, and out of the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

Additional Translations
The elders have left the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

And the elders ceased from the gate, the chosen men ceased from their music.

The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song.
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