New Living Translation
For Jerusalem is empty and desolate, a place haunted by jackals.
King James Bible
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
Darby Bible Translation
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it.
World English Bible
For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.
Young's Literal Translation
For the mount of Zion -- that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.
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CommentaryLamentations 5:18 Parallel Commentaries
Tobiah the Ammonite, who was standing beside him, remarked, "That stone wall would collapse if even a fox walked along the top of it!"
They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.
"O our God, hear your servant's prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary.
Because of you, Mount Zion will be plowed like an open field; Jerusalem will be reduced to ruins! A thicket will grow on the heights where the Temple now stands.
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