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Lamentations 5:13

    Lamentations 5:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The young men bare the mill; And the children stumbled under the wood.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The young men were crushing the grain, and the boys were falling under the wood.

    Webster's Revision

    The young men bare the mill; And the children stumbled under the wood.

    World English Bible

    The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The young men bare the mill, and the children stumbled under the wood.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:13

    They took the young men to grind - This was the work of female slaves. See the note on Isaiah 47:2.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:13

    They took the young men to grind - Or, "The young men" have borne the mill, a menial and laborious task usually performed by slaves (compare Isaiah 47:2).

    The children fell under the wood - Or, lads have stumbled under burdens of wood. By lads are meant youths up to the age of military service; another form of menial labor.

    Wesley's Notes on Lamentations 5:13

    5:13 Fell - Not being able to stand under the burdens laid upon them.