Lamentations 5:14
New International Version
The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.

New Living Translation
The elders no longer sit in the city gates; the young men no longer dance and sing.

English Standard Version
The old men have left the city gate, the young men their music.

Berean Study Bible
The elders have left the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.

King James Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.

New King James Version
The elders have ceased gathering at the gate, And the young men from their music.

New American Standard Bible
Elders are absent from the gate, Young men from their music.

NASB 1995
Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music.

NASB 1977
Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music.

Amplified Bible
Elders are gone from the gate; Young men from their music.

Christian Standard Bible
The elders have left the city gate, the young men, their music.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The elders have left the city gate, the young men, their music.

American Standard Version
The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They removed Elders from the gate and young men from their joy

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the elders ceased from the gate, the chosen men ceased from their music.

Contemporary English Version
Our leaders are not allowed to decide cases in court, and young people no longer play music.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ancients have ceased from the gates: the young men from the choir of the singers.

English Revised Version
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

Good News Translation
The old people no longer sit at the city gate, and the young people no longer make music.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Our] older leaders have stopped meeting at the city gate, and [our] young men no longer play their music.

International Standard Version
Our elders have ceased ruling at the gate; our young men have abandoned their music.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

Literal Standard Version
Elderly have ceased from the gate, "" Young men from their song.

NET Bible
The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped playing their music.

New Heart English Bible
The elders have gone from the gate, the young men from their music.

World English Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

Young's Literal Translation
The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Restoration
13Young men toil at millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood. 14The elders have left the city gate; the young men have stopped their music. 15Joy has left our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.…

Cross References
Isaiah 24:8
The joyful tambourines have ceased; the noise of revelers has stopped; the joyful harp is silent.

Jeremiah 7:34
I will remove from the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem the sounds of joy and gladness and the voices of the bride and bridegroom, for the land will become a wasteland."


Treasury of Scripture

The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

elders

Lamentations 1:4,19
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness…

Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Deuteronomy 16:18
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

the young

Job 30:31
My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

Isaiah 24:7-11
The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh…

Jeremiah 7:34
Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.









(14) Have ceased from the gate.--The gate in an Eastern city was the natural place of meeting for the elder citizens as for counsel and judgment (Ruth 4:1; Joshua 20:4), and also for social converse (Job 29:7; Proverbs 31:23). The "music" of this verse and the "dancing" of the next point to a like interruption of the social joys of the young.

Verse 14. - From the gate. The place where the elders, technically so called, assembled for legal proceedings, and where the citizens in general met together for social concourse (comp. Genesis 19:1; Ruth 4:11; Psalm 69:12; Amos 5:12, 15; Daniel 2:49). From their music (comp. Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 16:9).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The elders
זְקֵנִים֙ (zə·qê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2205: Old

have left
שָׁבָ֔תוּ (šā·ḇā·ṯū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7673: To repose, desist from exertion

the city gate;
מִשַּׁ֣עַר (miš·ša·‘ar)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

the young men
בַּחוּרִ֖ים (ba·ḥū·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 970: Selected, a youth

[have stopped] their music.
מִנְּגִינָתָֽם׃ (min·nə·ḡî·nā·ṯām)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5058: Instrumental music, a stringed instrument, a poem set to music, an epigram


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