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Lamentations 1:5

5 Her foes have become the masters,

her enemies prosper,

because the Lord has made her suffer

for the multitude of her transgressions;

her children have gone away,

captives before the foe.

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Lamentations 1:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Her foes have become her masters;

her enemies are at ease.

The Lord has brought her grief

because of her many sins.

Her children have gone into exile,

captive before the foe.

Lamentations 1:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Her foes have become the head;

her enemies prosper,

because the Lord has afflicted her

for the multitude of her transgressions;

her children have gone away,

captives before the foe.

Lamentations 1:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper;

For the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions:

Her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.

Lamentations 1:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Her oppressors have become her masters,

and her enemies prosper,

for the Lord has punished Jerusalem

for her many sins.

Her children have been captured

and taken away to distant lands.

Lamentations 1:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Her adversaries have become the master,

Her enemies prosper;

For the Lord has afflicted her

Because of the multitude of her transgressions.

Her children have gone into captivity before the enemy.

Lamentations 1:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Her foes are now her masters.

Her enemies enjoy the wealth they have taken.

The Lord is punishing her

for her many sins.

Her children have gone away

as captives of the enemy.

Lamentations 1:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Her adversaries are become the head, her enemies prosper;

For Jehovah hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions:

Her young children are gone into captivity before the adversary.

Lamentations 1:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Her adversaries have become the head, her enemies prosper; for Jehovah hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the adversary.

Lamentations 1:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Its opponents are now in control. 

Its enemies have no worries. 

The Lord made Zion suffer for its many rebellious acts. 

Its children go ahead of their opponents into captivity. 

Lamentations 1:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Her adversaries have become her masters;

her enemies are at ease,

for the Lord has made her suffer

because of her many transgressions.

Her children have gone away

as captives before the adversary.

Lamentations 1:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Her foes have become her master,

her enemies are at ease;

Yahweh has made her suffer

because of the greatness of her transgressions.

Her children have gone away,

captive before the foe.

Lamentations 1:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Its enemies have become its masters.

They have an easy life.

The Lord has brought suffering to Jerusalem

because its people have committed so many sins.

Its children have been taken away as prisoners.

Their enemies have forced them to leave their homes.

Lamentations 1:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Her adversaries have become her masters,

Her enemies prosper;

For the Lord has caused her grief

Because of the multitude of her transgressions;

Her little ones have gone away

As captives before the adversary.


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