Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our reproach! (Lamentations 5:1)

Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, Our houses to aliens. (Lamentations 5:2)

We have become orphans without a father, Our mothers are like widows. (Lamentations 5:3)

We have to pay for our drinking water, Our wood comes to us at a price. (Lamentations 5:4)

Our pursuers are at our necks; We are worn out, there is no rest for us. (Lamentations 5:5)

We have submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread. (Lamentations 5:6)

Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities. (Lamentations 5:7)

Slaves rule over us; There is no one to deliver us from their hand. (Lamentations 5:8)

We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because of the sword in the wilderness. (Lamentations 5:9)

Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine. (Lamentations 5:10)

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

Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected. (Lamentations 5:12)

Young men worked at the grinding mill, And youths stumbled under loads of wood. (Lamentations 5:13)

Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music. (Lamentations 5:14)

The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning. (Lamentations 5:15)

The crown has fallen from our head; Woe to us, for we have sinned! (Lamentations 5:16)

Because of this our heart is faint, Because of these things our eyes are dim; (Lamentations 5:17)

Because of Mount Zion which lies desolate, Foxes prowl in it. (Lamentations 5:18)

You, O LORD, rule forever; Your throne is from generation to generation. (Lamentations 5:19)

Why do You forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so long? (Lamentations 5:20)

Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old, (Lamentations 5:21)

Unless You have utterly rejected us And are exceedingly angry with us. (Lamentations 5:22)


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