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Lamentations 5

Lamentations 5:1  
Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.

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

Lamentations 5:3  
We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

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

Lamentations 5:5  
Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.

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

Lamentations 5:7  
Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

Lamentations 5:8
Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

Lamentations 5:9  
We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Lamentations 5:10  
Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

Lamentations 5:11  
They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.

Lamentations 5:12  
Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.

Lamentations 5:13  
They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

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

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

Lamentations 5:16  
The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

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

Lamentations 5:18  
Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

Lamentations 5:19  
Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

Lamentations 5:20  
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

Lamentations 5:21  
Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

Lamentations 5:22
But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.


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