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Lamentations 4:2

    Lamentations 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The valued sons of Zion, whose price was the best gold, are looked on as vessels of earth, the work of the hands of the potter!

    Webster's Revision

    The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

    World English Bible

    The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 4:2

    The precious sons of Zion - The Jewish priests and Jewish believers.

    Comparable to fine gold - Who were of the pure standard of holiness; holy, because God who called them is holy; but now esteemed no better than earthen pitchers - vessels of dishonor in comparison of what they once were.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 4:2

    The precious sons of Zion - The whole nation was consecrated to God, and formed "a kingdom of priests" Exodus 19:6 : in this respect, a type of the Christian Church 1 Peter 2:5.

    Comparable to fine gold - literally, "weighed with" solid gold, and so equal to their weight in it. With this is contrasted the hollow pitcher easily broken, and made of materials of no intrinsic value.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 4:2

    4:2 Earthen pitchers - The nobles, the priests, and the good men, are looked upon no better than earthen vessels, the workmanship of an ordinary potter.