Lamentations 1 :19

Lamentations 1 :19 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and my elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

American King James Version (AKJV)

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and my elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

American Standard Version (ASV)

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: My priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, While they sought them food to refresh their souls.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

I sent for my lovers, but they were false to me: my priests and my responsible men were breathing their last breath in the town, while they were looking for food to give them new life.

Webster's Revision

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and my elders resigned their breath in the city, while they sought their food to relieve their souls.

World English Bible

I called for my lovers, [but] they deceived me: My priests and my elders gave up the spirit in the city, While they sought them food to refresh their souls.

English Revised Version (ERV)

I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought them meat to refresh their souls.

Definitions for Lamentations 1 :19

Meat - Food.

Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 1 :19

I called for my lovers - My allies; the Egyptians and others.

Barnes's Commentary on Lamentations 1 :19

I called for ... - Rather, to "my lovers."

While they sought their meat - literally, "for they sought food for themselves to revive their souls." Complete the sense by adding, "and found none."

Wesley's Commentary on Lamentations 1 :19

1:19 Deceived - They did not answer my expectation.
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