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Lamentations 4:4

    Lamentations 4:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The tongue of the child at the breast is fixed to the roof of his mouth for need of drink: the young children are crying out for bread, and no man gives it to them.

    Webster's Revision

    The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

    World English Bible

    The tongue of the nursing child clings to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

    Definitions for Lamentations 4:4

    Cleaveth - To stick close to.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 4:4

    The tongue of the sucking child - See the note on Lamentations 2:12 (note).