Lamentations 5:18
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English Standard Version
for Mount Zion which lies desolate; jackals prowl over it.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

Lamentations 5:18 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With this must further be considered the maltreatment which persons of every station, sex, and age have to endure. Lamentations 5:11. Women and virgins are dishonoured in Jerusalem, and in the other cities of the land. Lamentations 5:12. Princes are suspended by the hand of the enemy (Ewald, contrary to the use of language, renders "along with" them). To hang those who had been put to death was something superadded to the simple punishment by death (Deuteronomy 21:22.), and so far as a shameful kind of execution. "The old men are not honoured," i.e., dishonoured; cf. Lamentations 4:16; Leviticus 19:32. The words are not to be restricted to the events mentioned in Jeremiah 39:6, but also apply to the present condition of those who are complaining,

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Lamentations 2:8,9 The LORD has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he has stretched out a line...

1 Kings 9:7,8 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name...

Psalm 74:2,3 Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old; the rod of your inheritance, which you have redeemed; this mount Zion...

Jeremiah 17:3 O my mountain in the field, I will give your substance and all your treasures to the spoil, and your high places for sin...

Jeremiah 26:9 Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh...

Jeremiah 52:13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men...

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps...

the foxes

Isaiah 32:13,14 On the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yes, on all the houses of joy in the joyous city...

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Cross References
Nehemiah 4:3
Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, "Yes, what they are building--if a fox goes up on it he will break down their stone wall!"

Psalm 63:10
they shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.

Daniel 9:17
Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate.

Micah 3:12
Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.

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