Lamentations 5:18
Good News Translation
because Mount Zion lies lonely and deserted, and wild jackals prowl through its ruins.

Contemporary English Version
our city is in ruins, overrun by wild dogs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it.

New American Bible
Because of Mount Zion, lying desolate, and the jackals roaming there!

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For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it.

of the

Lamentations 2:8,9 Heth. The Lord hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Sion: he hath stretched out his line, and hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: and the bulwark hath mourned, and the wall hath been destroyed together. . . .

1 Kings 9:7,8 I will take away Israel from the face of the land which I have given them; and the temple which I have sanctified to my name, I will cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb, and a byword among all people. . . .

Psalm 74:2,3 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast possessed from the beginning. The sceptre of thy inheritance which thou hast redeemed: mount Sion in which thou hast dwelt. . . .

Jeremiah 17:3 Sacrificing in the field: I will give thy strength, and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin in all thy borders.

Jeremiah 26:9 Why hath he prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying: This house shall be like Silo; and this city shall be made desolate, without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered together against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

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.

Micah 3:12 Her princes have judged for bribes: and her priests have taught for hire, and her prophets divined for money: and they leaned upon the Lord, saying: Is not the Lord in the midst of us? no evil shall come among us.

the foxes

Isaiah 32:13,14 Upon the land of my people shall thorns and briers come up: how much more upon all the houses of joy, of the city that rejoiced? . . .

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem to be heaps of sand, and dens of dragons: and I will make the cities of Juda desolate, for want of an inhabitant.

Context
A Prayer for Restoration
17Therefore is our heart sorrowful, therefore are our eyes become dim. 18For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it.19But thou, O Lord, shalt remain for ever, thy throne from generation to generation.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:3
Tobias also the Ammonite who was by him said: Let them build: if a fox go up, he will leap over their stone wall.

Psalm 63:10
They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes.

Daniel 9:17
Now, therefore, O our God, hear the supplication of thy servant, and his prayers: and shew thy face upon thy sanctuary, which is desolate, for thy own sake.

Micah 3:12
Her princes have judged for bribes: and her priests have taught for hire, and her prophets divined for money: and they leaned upon the Lord, saying: Is not the Lord in the midst of us? no evil shall come among us.

Additional Translations
because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate, haunted by the jackals.Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk on it.

For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it.

Over the mountain of Sion, because it is made desolate, foxes have walked therein.

Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it.

For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate; the foxes walk upon it.

Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.

For the mount of Zion -- that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.
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