Lamentations 5
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1REMEMBER, O LORD, what has come upon us; behold, and see our reproach.

2Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our houses to aliens.

3We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

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

5Our necks are under yokes; we labor, and have no rest.

6The Egyptians gave a helping hand, and we looked to the Assyrians to provide bread.

7Our fathers have sinned, and are no more; and we have borne their iniquities.

8Servants rule over us; there is none to deliver us out of their hands.

9We get our bread with the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.

10Our skin has shriveled as though burned in an oven because of the suffering of famine.

11Women are ravished in Zion, and virgins in the cities of Judah.

12Princes are hanged up by their hands; the faces of the elders are not honored.

13The young men grind the mill, and the youths stumble under loads of wood.

14The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their joy.

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

16The crown has fallen from our head; woe to us, for we have sinned!

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

18Because mount Zion is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

19But thou, O LORD, dost endure for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

20Therefore do not forget us for ever, nor forsake us for so long a time.

21Bring us back to thee, O LORD, and we shall be restored; renew our days as of old.

22For thou hast utterly rejected us; thou hast been exceedingly angry against us.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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