Lamentations 5:14

14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.

Read Lamentations 5:14 Using Other Translations

The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.
The old men have left the city gate, the young men their music.
The elders no longer sit in the city gates; the young men no longer dance and sing.

What does Lamentations 5:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Lamentations 5:14

The elders have ceased from the gate
Of the sanhedrim, or court of judicature, as the Targum; from the gate of the city, where they used to sit and try causes; but now there was nothing of this kind done: the young men from their music;
vocal and instrumental; the latter is more particularly specified, though both may be intended; neither were any more heard; their harps were hung upon the willows on the banks of Euphrates, which ran through the city of Babylon, ( Psalms 137:1 Psalms 137:2 ) .

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