Lamentations 5
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1Remember, O LORD, what has come upon us; Look, and behold our reproach!1Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
2Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, And our houses to foreigners.2Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
3We have become orphans and waifs, Our mothers are like widows.3We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
4We pay for the water we drink, And our wood comes at a price.4We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
5They pursue at our heels; We labor and have no rest.5Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.
6We have given our hand to the Egyptians And the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.6We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
7Our fathers sinned and are no more, But we bear their iniquities.7Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
8Servants rule over us; There is none to deliver us from their hand.8Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
9We get our bread at the risk of our lives, Because of the sword in the wilderness.9We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
10Our skin is hot as an oven, Because of the fever of famine.10Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
11They ravished the women in Zion, The maidens in the cities of Judah.11They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.
12Princes were hung up by their hands, And elders were not respected.12Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.
13Young men ground at the millstones; Boys staggered under loads of wood.13They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
14The elders have ceased gathering at the gate, And the young men from their music.14The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.
15The joy of our heart has ceased; Our dance has turned into mourning.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!16The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
17Because of this our heart is faint; Because of these things our eyes grow dim;17For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.
18Because of Mount Zion which is desolate, With foxes walking about on it.18Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
19You, O LORD, remain forever; Your throne from generation to generation.19Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.
20Why do You forget us forever, And forsake us for so long a time?20Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?
21Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old,21Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
22Unless You have utterly rejected us, And are very angry with us!22But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.
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