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Lamentations 5

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.

Lamentations 5:4
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.

Lamentations 5:8
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.

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


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