Psalm 78:63 {77:63}
Good News Translation
Young men were killed in war, and young women had no one to marry.

Contemporary English Version
Fire destroyed the young men, and the young women were left with no one to marry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not lamented.

New American Bible
Fire consumed their young men; their young women heard no wedding songs.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not lamented.

fire

Psalm 78:21 Therefore the Lord heard, and was angry: and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and wrath came up against Israel.

Deuteronomy 29:20 And the Lord should not forgive him: but his wrath and jealousy against that man should be exceedingly enkindled at that time, and all the curses that are written in this volume should light upon him: and the Lord should blot out his name from under heaven,

Deuteronomy 32:22 A fire is kindled in my wrath, and shall burn even to the lowest hell: and shall devour the earth with her increase, and shall burn the foundations of the mountains.

maidens

Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, take away our reproach.

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.

given to marriage.

Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
62And he shut up his people under the sword: and he despised his inheritance. 63Fire consumed their young men: and their maidens were not lamented.64Their priests fell by the sword: and their widows did not mourn.…
Cross References
Numbers 11:1
In the mean time there arose a murmuring of the people against the Lord, as it were repining at their fatigue. And when the Lord heard it he was angry. And the fire of the Lord being kindled against them, devoured them that were at the uttermost part of the camp.

Numbers 21:28
A fire is gone out of Hesebon, a flame from the city of Sehon, and hath consumed Ar of the Moabites, and the inhabitants of the high places of the Arnon.

Isaiah 26:11
Lord, let thy hand be exalted, and let them not see: let the envious people see, and be confounded: and let fire devour thy enemies.

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 48:45
They that fled from the snare stood in the shadow of Hesebon: but there came a fire out of Hesebon, and a flame out of the midst of Seon, and it shall devour part of Moab, and the crown of the head of the children of tumult.

Lamentations 2:21
Sin. The child and the old man lie without on the ground: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: thou hast slain them in the day of thy wrath: thou hast killed, and shewn them no pity.

Additional Translations
Fire consumed His young men, and their maidens were left without wedding songs.The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

Fire devoured their young men; And their virgins had no marriage-song.

Fire devoured their young men; and their virgins mourned not.

The fire consumed their young men, and their maidens were not praised in [nuptial] song;

Fire devoured their young men; and their maidens had no marriage-song.

The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

Fire devoured their young men. Their virgins had no wedding song.

His young men hath fire consumed, And His virgins have not been praised.
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