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Lamentations 1:19

    Lamentations 1:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine 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 mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, While they sought them food to refresh 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' Notes 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 Notes on Lamentations 1:19

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