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Lamentations 5

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5:1 Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us: Look, and see our reproach.

5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, Our houses to aliens.

5:3 We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.

5:4 We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold to us.

5:5 Our pursuers are on our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.

5:6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, To the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

5:7 Our fathers sinned, and are no more; We have borne their iniquities.

5:8 Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

5:9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

5:10 Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.

5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.

5:12 Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.

5:13 The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.

5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; Our dance is turned into mourning.

5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: Woe to us! for we have sinned.

5:17 For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

5:18 For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.

5:19 You, Yahweh, abide forever; Your throne is from generation to generation.

5:20 Why do you forget us forever, [And] forsake us so long time?

5:21 Turn you us to you, Yahweh, and we shall be turned; Renew our days as of old.

5:22 But you have utterly rejected us; You are very angry against us.

 

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