5 Those who once ate delicacies are destitute in the streets. Those brought up in royal purple now lie on ash heaps.

Read Lamentations 4:5 Using Other Translations

They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
Those who once feasted on delicacies perish in the streets; those who were brought up in purple embrace ash heaps.
The people who once ate the richest foods now beg in the streets for anything they can get. Those who once wore the finest clothes now search the garbage dumps for food.