Lamentations 5 :16

Lamentations 5 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!

American King James Version (AKJV)

The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!

American Standard Version (ASV)

The crown is fallen from our head: Woe unto us! for we have sinned.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The crown has been taken from our head: sorrow is ours, for we are sinners.

Webster's Revision

The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, that we have sinned!

World English Bible

The crown is fallen from our head: Woe to us! for we have sinned.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us! for we have sinned.

Definitions for Lamentations 5 :16

Woe - An expression of grief or indignation.

Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5 :16

The crown is fallen from our head - At feasts, marriages, etc., they used to crown themselves with garlands of flowers; all festivity of this kind was now at an end. Or it may refer to their having lost all sovereignty, being made slaves.

Barnes's Commentary on Lamentations 5 :16

Literally, "The crown of our head is fallen," i. e. what was our chief ornament and dignity is lost; the independence of the nation, and all that gave them rank and honor.

Wesley's Commentary on Lamentations 5 :16

5:16 The crown - All our honour, splendor and dignity.
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