Lamentations Chapter 5

5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.

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 doth deliver [us] out of their hand.

5:9 We gat 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 musick.

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 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

5:20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, [and] forsake us so long time?

5:21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

5:22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.

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