Lamentations 5
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1Remember, O YHWH, what has befallen us, "" Look attentively, and see our reproach.

2Our inheritance has been turned to strangers, "" Our houses to foreigners.

3Orphans we have been—without a father, our mothers [are] as widows.

4We have drunk our water for money, "" Our wood comes for a price.

5For our neck we have been pursued, "" We have labored—there has been no rest for us.

6[To] Egypt we have given a hand, "" [To] Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.

7Our fathers have sinned—they are not, "" We have borne their iniquities.

8Servants have ruled over us, "" There is no deliverer from their hand.

9With our lives we bring in our bread, "" Because of the sword of the wilderness.

10Our skin as an oven has been burning, "" Because of the raging of the famine.

11Wives in Zion they have humbled, "" Virgins—in cities of Judah.

12Princes have been hanged by their hand, "" Elderly faces have not been honored.

13They have taken young men to grind, "" And youths have stumbled with wood.

14Elderly have ceased from the gate, "" Young men from their song.

15The joy of our heart has ceased, "" Our dancing has been turned to mourning.

16The crown has fallen [from] our head, "" Woe [is] now to us, for we have sinned.

17Our heart has been sick for this, "" Our eyes have been dim for these.

18For the Mount of Zion—that is desolate, "" Foxes have gone up on it.

19You, O YHWH, remain for all time, "" Your throne to generation and generation.

20Why do You forget us forever? You forsake us for [the] length of [our] days!

21Turn us back, O YHWH, to You, "" And we turn back, renew our days as of old.

22For have You utterly rejected us? You have been angry against us—exceedingly?

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Lamentations 4
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