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Lamentations 5:18

    Lamentations 5:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk on it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of the mountain of Zion which is a waste; jackals go over it.

    Webster's Revision

    For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it.

    World English Bible

    For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate; the foxes walk upon it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:18

    The foxes walk upon it - Foxes are very numerous in Palestine, see on Judges 15:4 (note). It was usual among the Hebrews to consider all desolated land to be the resort of wild beasts; which is, in fact, the case every where when the inhabitants are removed from a country.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:18

    The foxes - Or, jackals. As these animals live among ruins, and shun the presence of man, it shows that Zion is laid waste and deserted.