New Living Translation
The garlands have fallen from our heads. Weep for us because we have sinned.
King James Bible
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
Darby Bible Translation
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, for we have sinned!
World English Bible
The crown is fallen from our head: Woe to us! for we have sinned.
Young's Literal Translation
Fallen hath the crown from our head, Woe is now to us, for we have sinned.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:16 The crown - All our honour, splendor and dignity.
He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
You have renounced your covenant with him; you have thrown his crown in the dust.
for riches don't last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.
The very look on their faces gives them away. They display their sin like the people of Sodom and don't even try to hide it. They are doomed! They have brought destruction upon themselves.
Say to the king and his mother, "Come down from your thrones and sit in the dust, for your glorious crowns will soon be snatched from your heads."
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