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Lamentations 5:1 ←
Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us. Look, and see our reproach.
Lamentations 5:2 ←
Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our houses to aliens.
Lamentations 5:3 ←
We are orphans and fatherless. Our mothers are as widows.
We must pay for water to drink. Our wood is sold to us.
Lamentations 5:5 ←
Our pursuers are on our necks. We are weary, and have no rest.
Lamentations 5:6 ←
We have given our hands to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
Lamentations 5:7 ←
Our fathers sinned, and are no more. We have borne their iniquities.
Servants rule over us. There is no one to deliver us out of their hand.
Lamentations 5:9 ←
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.
Lamentations 5:10 ←
Our skin is black like an oven, because of the burning heat of famine.
Lamentations 5:11 ←
They ravished the women in Zion, the virgins in the cities of Judah.
Lamentations 5:12 ←
Princes were hanged up by their hands. The faces of elders were not honored.
Lamentations 5:13 ←
The young men carry millstones. The children stumbled under loads of wood.
Lamentations 5:14 ←
The elders have ceased from the gate, and the young men from their music.
Lamentations 5:15 ←
The joy of our heart has ceased. Our dance is turned into mourning.
Lamentations 5:16 ←
The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
Lamentations 5:17 ←
For this our heart is faint. For these things our eyes are dim:
Lamentations 5:18 ←
for the mountain of Zion, which is desolate. The foxes walk on it.
Lamentations 5:19 ←
You, Yahweh, remain forever. Your throne is from generation to generation.
Lamentations 5:20 ←
Why do you forget us forever, and forsake us for so long a time?
Lamentations 5:21 ←
Turn us to yourself, Yahweh, and we will be turned. Renew our days as of old.
But you have utterly rejected us. You are very angry against us.