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Lamentations 5

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LAM 5:1 Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us: Behold, and see our reproach.

LAM 5:2 Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, Our houses unto aliens.

LAM 5:3 We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows.

LAM 5:4 We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold unto us.

LAM 5:5 Our pursuers are upon our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.

LAM 5:6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

LAM 5:7 Our fathers sinned, and are not; And we have borne their iniquities.

LAM 5:8 Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

LAM 5:9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

LAM 5:10 Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.

LAM 5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.

LAM 5:12 Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.

LAM 5:13 The young men bare the mill; And the children stumbled under the wood.

LAM 5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.

LAM 5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; Our dance is turned into mourning.

LAM 5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: Woe unto us! for we have sinned.

LAM 5:17 For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;

LAM 5:18 For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it.

LAM 5:19 Thou, O Jehovah, abidest for ever; Thy throne is from generation to generation.

LAM 5:20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, `And' forsake us so long time?

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

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


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