Lamentations 4:5
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New American Standard Bible
Those who ate delicacies Are desolate in the streets; Those reared in purple Embrace ash pits.

King James Bible
They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

Darby Bible Translation
They that fed delicately are desolate in the streets; they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dung-hills.

World English Bible
Those who did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: Those who were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

Young's Literal Translation
Those eating of dainties have been desolate in out-places, Those supported on scarlet have embraced dunghills.

Lamentations 4:5 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They that were brought up in scarlet - literally, "those that were carried upon scarlet;" young children in arms and of the highest birth now lie on the dirt-heaps of the city.

Lamentations 4:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Children of the Poor.
THE CHILDREN OF THE POOR. The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.--LAMENTATIONS iv., 4. The writer of these words bewailed a state of War and Captivity--a state of things in which the great relations of human life are broken up and desecrated. But it is strange to find that the most flourishing forms of civilization involve conditions very similar to this. For, if any man will push beyond the circle of his daily associations, and enter the regions of the abject poor, he will
E. H. Chapin—Humanity in the City

The Great Shepherd
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. I t is not easy for those, whose habits of life are insensibly formed by the customs of modern times, to conceive any adequate idea of the pastoral life, as obtained in the eastern countries, before that simplicity of manners, which characterized the early ages, was corrupted, by the artificial and false refinements of luxury. Wealth, in those
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

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