King James Version
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
Darby Bible Translation
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, for we have sinned!
World English Bible
The crown is fallen from our head: Woe to us! for we have sinned.
Young's Literal Translation
Fallen hath the crown from our head, Woe is now to us, for we have sinned.
Lamentations 5:16 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
The...: Heb. The crown of our head is fallen
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!Lamentations 5:16 Parallel Commentaries
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (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 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
He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.
Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
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