Lamentations 5:4
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King James Version
We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Our water for money we have drunk, Our wood for a price doth come.

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King James Translators' Notes

is...: Heb. cometh for price

Geneva Study Bible

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

(b) Meaning their extreme servitude and bondage.Lamentations 5:4 Parallel Commentaries

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
Isaiah 3:1
For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

Isaiah 55:1
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Ezekiel 4:16
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

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