Lamentations 4:1-11 KJV

1 How is the gold become dim ! how is the most fine gold changed ! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter !
3 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
4 The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
6 For the punishment of the iniquitya of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.

References for Lamentations 4:6

    • y 4:6 - punishment of the iniquity: or, iniquity
      7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:
      8 Their visage is blackerb than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered , it is become like a stick.

      References for Lamentations 4:8

        • z 4:8 - blacker...: Heb. darker than blackness
          9 They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away , stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
          10 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
          11 The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.