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LAMENTATIONS · Chapter 5
5:1 Remember, O LORD, what has come upon us: consider, and behold our
5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
5:3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
5:4 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
5:5 Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.
5:6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
5:7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
5:8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that does deliver us out of their hand.
5:9 We got our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.
5:12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.
5:13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.
5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.
5:18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
5:19 You, O LORD, remain for ever; your throne from generation to generation.
5:20 Wherefore do you forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?
5:21 Turn you us unto you, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
5:22 But you have utterly rejected us; you are very angry against us.
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