New American Standard Bible
Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music.
King James Bible
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.
Darby Bible Translation
The elders have ceased 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The gate - The gate was the place for public gatherings, for conversation, and the music of stringed instruments.
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
The gaiety of tambourines ceases, The noise of revelers stops, The gaiety of the harp ceases.
"Then I will make to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a ruin.
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