Lamentations 4:9

English Standard Version

9 Happier were the victims of the sword than the victims of hunger, who wasted away, pierced by lack of the fruits of the field.

New International Version

9 Those killed by the sword are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food from the field.

New Int. Readers Version

9 Those who have been killed with swords are better off than those who have to die of hunger. Those who are hungry waste away to nothing. They don't have any food from the fields.

King James Version

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.