Lamentations 5:4
Good News Translation
We must pay for the water we drink; we must buy the wood we need for fuel.

Contemporary English Version
The water we drink and the wood we burn cost far too much.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We have drunk our water for money: we have bought our wood.

New American Bible
We pay money to drink our own water, our own wood comes at a price.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

We have drunk our water for money: we have bought our wood.

have

Deuteronomy 28:48 Thou shalt serve thy enemy, whom the Lord will send upon thee, in hunger, and thirst, and nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put an iron yoke upon thy neck, till he consume thee.

Isaiah 3:1 For behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water.

Ezekiel 4:9-17 And take to thee wheat and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side: three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof. . . .

is sold.

Context
A Prayer for Restoration
3We are become orphans without a father: our mothers are as widows. 4We have drunk our water for money: we have bought our wood.5We were dragged by the necks, we were weary and no rest was given us.…
Cross References
Isaiah 3:1
For behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water.

Isaiah 55:1
All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price.

Ezekiel 4:16
And he said to me: Son of man: Behold, I will break in pieces the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care: and they shall drink water by measure, and in distress.

Additional Translations
We must buy the water we drink; our wood comes at a price.We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold to us.

We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold unto us.

We have drunk our water for money; our wood is sold to us for a burden on our neck:

Our water have we to drink for money, our wood cometh unto us for a price.

We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

We have drank our water for money; our wood is sold to us.

We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold to us.

Our water for money we have drunk, Our wood for a price doth come.
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