Lamentations 1:18
New International Version
“The LORD is righteous, yet I rebelled against his command. Listen, all you peoples; look on my suffering. My young men and young women have gone into exile.

New Living Translation
“The LORD is right,” Jerusalem says, “for I rebelled against him. Listen, people everywhere; look upon my anguish and despair, for my sons and daughters have been taken captive to distant lands.

English Standard Version
“The LORD is in the right, for I have rebelled against his word; but hear, all you peoples, and see my suffering; my young women and my young men have gone into captivity.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD is righteous, for I have rebelled against His command. Listen, all you people; look upon my suffering. My young men and maidens have gone into captivity.

King James Bible
The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

New King James Version
“The LORD is righteous, For I rebelled against His commandment. Hear now, all peoples, And behold my sorrow; My virgins and my young men Have gone into captivity.

New American Standard Bible
“The LORD is righteous, For I have rebelled against His command; Hear now, all peoples, And see my pain; My virgins and my young men Have gone into captivity.

NASB 1995
“The LORD is righteous; For I have rebelled against His command; Hear now, all peoples, And behold my pain; My virgins and my young men Have gone into captivity.

NASB 1977
“The LORD is righteous; For I have rebelled against His command; Hear now, all peoples, And behold my pain; My virgins and my young men Have gone into captivity.

Amplified Bible
“The LORD is righteous and just; For I have rebelled against His commandment (His word). Hear now, all you peoples, And look at my pain; My virgins and my young men Have gone into captivity.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is just, for I have rebelled against his command. Listen, all you people; look at my pain. My young women and young men have gone into captivity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is just, for I have rebelled against His command. Listen, all you people; look at my pain. My young men and women have gone into captivity.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: Hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, and behold my sorrow: My virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Tsadhe Righteous is LORD JEHOVAH against whom I have rebelled. Hear, all you nations, and see my sorrow! My virgins and my young men have gone into captivity!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
TSADE. The Lord is righteous; for I have provoked his mouth: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my grief: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD was right, but I refused to obey him. Now I ask all of you to look at my sufferings--even my young people have been dragged away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sade. The Lord is just, for I have provoked his mouth to wrath: hear, I pray you, all ye people, and see my sorrow: my virgins, and my young men are gone into captivity.

English Revised Version
The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

Good News Translation
"But the LORD is just, for I have disobeyed him. Listen to me, people everywhere; look at me in my pain. My young men and women have been taken away captive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The LORD is right in what he did, because I rebelled against his word. Please listen, all you people, and look at my pain. My young women and young men have gone into captivity.

International Standard Version
The LORD is in the right, but I rebelled against his commands. Listen, please, all you people, and look at my pain— my young men and women have gone into captivity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD is righteous; For I have rebelled against His word; Hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, And behold my pain: My virgins and my young men Are gone into captivity.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH is righteous, For I have provoked His mouth. Now hear, all you peoples, and see my pain, My virgins and my young men have gone into captivity.

NET Bible
The LORD is right to judge me! Yes, I rebelled against his commands. Please listen, all you nations, and look at my suffering! My young women and men have gone into exile.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD is righteous, for I have rebelled against his commandment. Please listen all you people, and see my suffering. My virgins and my young men have gone into captivity.

World English Bible
Yahweh is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: Please hear all you peoples, and see my sorrow: My virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

Young's Literal Translation
Righteous is Jehovah, For His mouth I have provoked. Hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, and see my pain, My virgins and my young men have gone into captivity.

Additional Translations ...
Context
How Lonely Lies the City
17Zion stretches out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The LORD has decreed against Jacob that his neighbors become his foes. Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them. 18The LORD is righteous, for I have rebelled against His command. Listen, all you people; look upon my suffering. My young men and maidens have gone into captivity. 19I called out to my lovers, but they have betrayed me. My priests and elders perished in the city while they searched for food to keep themselves alive.…

Cross References
Exodus 9:27
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. "This time I have sinned," he said. "The LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Deuteronomy 28:32
Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, while your eyes grow weary looking for them day after day, with no power in your hand.

Deuteronomy 28:41
You will father sons and daughters, but they will not remain yours, because they will go into captivity.

1 Samuel 12:14
If you fear the LORD and serve Him and obey His voice, and if you do not rebel against the command of the LORD, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God, then all will be well.

1 Samuel 12:15
But if you disobey the LORD and rebel against His command, then the hand of the LORD will be against you as it was against your fathers.

Psalm 119:75
I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

Psalm 119:137
Righteous are You, O LORD, and upright are Your judgments.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

Lord

Exodus 9:27
And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Judges 1:7
And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.

for I

Lamentations 3:42
We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.

1 Samuel 12:14,15
If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God: …

1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

commandment Heb.

1 Kings 13:21
And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,

hear

Lamentations 1:12
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

Deuteronomy 29:22-28
So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; …

1 Kings 9:8,9
And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? …

my virgins

Lamentations 1:5,6
Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy…

Deuteronomy 28:32-41
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand…









(18) The Lord is righteous . . .--An echo from Jeremiah 12:1; 2Chronicles 12:6. Misery does its work, and issues in repentance. The suffering comes from the all-righteous Judge. It is, perhaps, significant that with this beginning of conversion the name "Jehovah" reappears.

All people . . .--Better, all peoples. Those addressed are the heathen nations, who are summoned to gaze on the desolate mourners.

Verse 18. - People; render, peoples.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

is righteous,
צַדִּ֥יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I have rebelled
מָרִ֑יתִי (mā·rî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 4784: To be contentious or rebellious

against His command.
פִ֣יהוּ (p̄î·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

Listen,
שִׁמְעוּ־ (šim·‘ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

all you people;
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

look upon
וּרְאוּ֙ (ū·rə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

my suffering.
מַכְאֹבִ֔י (maḵ·’ō·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4341: Anguish, affliction

My young men
וּבַחוּרַ֖י (ū·ḇa·ḥū·ray)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 970: Selected, a youth

and maidens
בְּתוּלֹתַ֥י (bə·ṯū·lō·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1330: A virgin, sometimes, a bride

have gone
הָלְכ֥וּ (hā·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

into captivity.
בַשֶּֽׁבִי׃ (ḇaš·še·ḇî)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7628: Exiled, captured, exile, booty


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