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Lamentations 1:1

Jerusalem in Affliction

1 How lonely sits the city

That was full of people!

aHow like a widow is she,

Who was great among the nations!

The bprincess among the provinces

Has become a 1slave!

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Lamentations 1:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

How deserted lies the city,

once so full of people!

How like a widow is she,

who once was great among the nations!

She who was queen among the provinces

has now become a slave.

Lamentations 1:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

How lonely sits the city

that was full of people!

How like a widow has she become,

she who was great among the nations!

She who was a princess among the provinces

has become a slave.

Lamentations 1:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!

How is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations,

And princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

Lamentations 1:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Jerusalem, once so full of people,

is now deserted.

She who was once great among the nations

now sits alone like a widow.

Once the queen of all the earth,

she is now a slave.

Lamentations 1:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

Jerusalem once was full of people,

but now the city is empty.

Jerusalem once was a great city among the nations,

but now she is like a widow.

She was like a queen of all the other cities,

but now she is a slave.

Lamentations 1:1 — American Standard Version (ASV)

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!

She is become as a widow, that was great among the nations!

She that was a princess among the provinces is become tributary!

Lamentations 1:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people! She that was great among the nations is become as a widow; the princess among the provinces is become tributary!

Lamentations 1:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Look how deserted Jerusalem is! 

Once the city was crowded with people. 

Once it was important among the nations. 

Now it is a widow. 

Once it was a princess among the provinces. 

Now it does forced labor. 

Lamentations 1:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

How she sits alone,

the city once crowded with people!

She who was great among the nations

has become like a widow.

The princess among the provinces

has been put to forced labor.

Lamentations 1:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

How lonely sits the city

that once was full of people!

How like a widow she has become,

she that was great among the nations!

She that was a princess among the provinces

has become a vassal.

Lamentations 1:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

How desolate the city sits

that was full of people!

She has become like a widow,

once great among the nations!

Like a woman of nobility in the provinces,

she has become a forced laborer.

Lamentations 1:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The city of Jerusalem is so empty!

It used to be full of people.

But now it’s like a woman whose husband has died.

She used to be great among the nations.

She was like a queen among the kingdoms.

But now she is a slave.

Lamentations 1:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

How lonely sits the city

That was full of people!

She has become like a widow

Who was once great among the nations!

She who was a princess among the provinces

Has become a forced laborer!


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