New Living Translation
We have to pay for water to drink, and even firewood is expensive.
King James Bible
We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
Darby Bible Translation
Our water have we to drink for money, our wood cometh unto us for a price.
World English Bible
We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold to us.
Young's Literal Translation
Our water for money we have drunk, Our wood for a price doth come.
Lamentations 5:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:4 Sold - Whereas at other times there was abundance of wood and water throughout Judea.
The Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, will take away from Jerusalem and Judah everything they depend on: every bit of bread and every drop of water,
"Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink--even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk--it's all free!
Then he told me, "Son of man, I will make food very scarce in Jerusalem. It will be weighed out with great care and eaten fearfully. The water will be rationed out drop by drop, and the people will drink it with dismay.
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