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Lamentations 4:5

    Lamentations 4:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: They that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Those who were used to feasting on delicate food are wasted in the streets: those who as children were dressed in purple are stretched out on the dust.

    Webster's Revision

    They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: They that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

    World English Bible

    Those who did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: Those who were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dung-hills.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 4:5

    Embrace dunghills - Lie on straw or rubbish, instead of the costly carpets and sofas on which they formerly stretched themselves.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 4:5

    They that were brought up in scarlet - literally, "those that were carried upon scarlet;" young children in arms and of the highest birth now lie on the dirt-heaps of the city.