KJV LAM4 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekLAM3.htm LAM5.htm
4:1 How is the gold [H2091] become dim [H6004] ! [how] is the most [H2896] fine gold [H3800] changed [H8132] ! the stones [H68] of the sanctuary [H6944] are poured out [H8210] in the top [H7218] of every street [H2351] .
4:2 The precious [H3368] sons [H1121] of Zion [H6726] , comparable [H5537] to fine gold [H6337] , how are they esteemed [H2803] as earthen [H2789] pitchers [H5035] , the work [H4639] of the hands [H3027] of the potter [H3335] !
4:3 Even the sea monsters [H8577] draw out [H2502] the breast [H7699] , they give suck [H3243] to their young ones [H1482] : the daughter [H1323] of my people [H5971] [is become] cruel [H393] , like the ostriches [H3283] in the wilderness [H4057] .(sea: or, sea calves)
4:4 The tongue [H3956] of the sucking child [H3243] cleaveth [H1692] to the roof of his mouth [H2441] for thirst [H6772] : the young children [H5768] ask [H7592] bread [H3899] , [and] no man breaketh [H6566] [it] unto them.
4:5 They that did feed [H398] delicately [H4574] are desolate [H8074] in the streets [H2351] : they that were brought up [H539] in scarlet [H8438] embrace [H2263] dunghills [H830] .
4:6 For the punishment of the iniquity [H5771] of the daughter [H1323] of my people [H5971] is greater [H1431] than the punishment [H2403] of the sin of Sodom [H5467] , that was overthrown [H2015] as in a moment [H7281] , and no hands [H3027] stayed [H2342] on her.(punishment of the iniquity: or, iniquity)
4:7 Her Nazarites [H5139] were purer [H2141] than snow [H7950] , they were whiter [H6705] than milk [H2461] , they were more ruddy [H119] in body [H6106] than rubies [H6443] , their polishing [H1508] [was] of sapphire [H5601] :
4:8 Their visage [H8389] is blacker [H2821] than a coal [H7815] ; they are not known [H5234] in the streets [H2351] : their skin [H5785] cleaveth [H6821] to their bones [H6106] ; it is withered [H3001] , it is become like a stick [H6086] .(blacker: Heb. darker than blackness)
4:9 [They that be] slain [H2491] with the sword [H2719] are better [H2896] than [they that be] slain [H2491] with hunger [H7458] : for these [H1992] pine away [H2100] , stricken [H1856] through for [want of] the fruits [H8570] of the field [H7704] .(pine: Heb. flow out)
4:10 The hands [H3027] of the pitiful [H7362] women [H802] have sodden [H1310] their own children [H3206] : they were their meat [H1262] in the destruction [H7667] of the daughter [H1323] of my people [H5971] .
4:11 The LORD [H3068] hath accomplished [H3615] his fury [H2534] ; he hath poured out [H8210] his fierce [H2740] anger [H639] , and hath kindled [H3341] a fire [H784] in Zion [H6726] , and it hath devoured [H398] the foundations [H3247] thereof.
4:12 The kings [H4428] of the earth [H776] , and all the inhabitants [H3427] of the world [H8398] , would not have believed [H539] that the adversary [H6862] and the enemy [H341] should have entered [H935] into the gates [H8179] of Jerusalem [H3389] .
4:13 For the sins [H2403] of her prophets [H5030] , [and] the iniquities [H5771] of her priests [H3548] , that have shed [H8210] the blood [H1818] of the just [H6662] in the midst [H7130] of her,
4:14 They have wandered [H5128] [as] blind [H5787] [men] in the streets [H2351] , they have polluted [H1351] themselves with blood [H1818] , so that men could [H3201] not [H3808] touch [H5060] their garments [H3830] .(so: or, in that they could not but touch)
4:15 They cried [H7121] unto them, Depart [H5493] ye; [it is] unclean [H2931] ; depart [H5493] , depart [H5493] , touch [H5060] not: when they fled away [H5132] and wandered [H5128] , they said [H559] among the heathen [H1471] , They shall no more [H3254] sojourn [H1481] [there].(it: or, ye polluted)
4:16 The anger [H6440] of the LORD [H3068] hath divided [H2505] them; he will no more [H3254] regard [H5027] them: they respected [H5375] not the persons [H6440] of the priests [H3548] , they favoured [H2603] not the elders [H2205] .(anger: or, face)
4:17 As for us, our eyes [H5869] as yet failed [H3615] for our vain [H1892] help [H5833] : in our watching [H6836] we have watched [H6822] for a nation [H1471] [that] could not save [H3467] [us].
4:18 They hunt [H6679] our steps [H6806] , that we cannot go [H3212] in our streets [H7339] : our end [H7093] is near [H7126] , our days [H3117] are fulfilled [H4390] ; for our end [H7093] is come [H935] .
4:19 Our persecutors [H7291] are swifter [H7031] than the eagles [H5404] of the heaven [H8064] : they pursued [H1814] us upon the mountains [H2022] , they laid wait [H693] for us in the wilderness [H4057] .
4:20 The breath [H7307] of our nostrils [H639] , the anointed [H4899] of the LORD [H3068] , was taken [H3920] in their pits [H7825] , of whom we said [H559] , Under his shadow [H6738] we shall live [H2421] among the heathen [H1471] .
4:21 Rejoice [H7797] and be glad [H8055] , O daughter [H1323] of Edom [H123] , that dwellest [H3427] in the land [H776] of Uz [H5780] ; the cup [H3563] also shall pass [H5674] through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken [H7937] , and shalt make thyself naked [H6168] .
4:22 The punishment of thine iniquity [H5771] is accomplished [H8552] , O daughter [H1323] of Zion [H6726] ; he will no more [H3254] carry thee away into captivity [H1540] : he will visit [H6485] thine iniquity [H5771] , O daughter [H1323] of Edom [H123] ; he will discover [H1540] thy sins [H2403] .(The: or, Thine iniquity)(discover: or, carry thee captive for thy sins)