Lamentations 5:13
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King James Version
They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

Darby Bible Translation
The young men have borne the mill, and the youths have stumbled under the wood.

World English Bible
The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.

Young's Literal Translation
Young men to grind they have taken, And youths with wood have stumbled.

Lamentations 5:13 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under {g} the wood.

(g) Their slavery was so great, that they were not able to abide it.Lamentations 5:13 Parallel Commentaries

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Lamentations
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies[1] (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem[2] in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 16:21
But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

Jeremiah 7:18
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

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