Lamentations 5:5
Good News Translation
Driven hard like donkeys or camels, we are tired, but are allowed no rest.

Contemporary English Version
We are terribly mistreated; we are worn out and can find no rest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We were dragged by the necks, we were weary and no rest was given us.

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We were dragged by the necks, we were weary and no rest was given us.

our necks are under persecution.

Lamentations 1:14 Nun. The yoke of my iniquities hath watched: they are folded together in his hand, and put upon my neck: my strength is weakened: the Lord hath delivered me into a hand, out of which I am not able to rise.

Lamentations 4:19 Coph. Our persecutors were swifter than the eagles of the air: they pursued us upon the mountains, they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 28:48,65,66 Thou shalt serve thy enemy, whom the Lord will send upon thee, in hunger, and thirst, and nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put an iron yoke upon thy neck, till he consume thee. . . .

Jeremiah 27:2,8,11,12 Thus saith the Lord to me: Make thee bands, and chains: and thou shalt put them on thy neck. . . .

Jeremiah 28:14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, to serve Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, and they shall serve him: moreover also I have given him the beasts of the earth.

Matthew 11:29 Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall find rest to your souls.

Acts 15:10 Now therefore, why tempt you God to put a yoke upon the necks of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

labour

Nehemiah 9:36,37 Behold we ourselves this day are bondmen: and the land, which thou gavest our fathers, to eat the bread thereof, and the good things thereof, and we ourselves are servants in it. . . .

Context
A Prayer for Restoration
4We have drunk our water for money: we have bought our wood. 5We were dragged by the necks, we were weary and no rest was given us.6We have given our hand to Egypt, and to the Assyrians, that we might be satisfied with bread.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 9:36
Behold we ourselves this day are bondmen: and the land, which thou gavest our fathers, to eat the bread thereof, and the good things thereof, and we ourselves are servants in it.

Nehemiah 9:37
And the fruits thereof grow up for the kings, whom thou hast set over us for our sins, and they have dominion over our bodies, and over our beasts, according to their will, and we are in great tribulation.

Jeremiah 51:58
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: That broad wall of Babylon shall be utterly broken down, and her high gates shall be burnt with fire, and the labours of the people shall come to nothing, and of the nations shall go to the fire, and shall perish.

Micah 2:3
And they have coveted fields, and taken them by violence, and houses they have forcibly taken away: and oppressed a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.

Additional Translations
We are closely pursued; we are weary and find no rest.Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.

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

we have been persecuted, we have laboured, we have had no rest.

Our pursuers are on our necks: we are weary, we have no rest.

Our pursuers are upon our necks: we are weary, and have no rest.

Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.

Our pursuers are on our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.

For our neck we have been pursued, We have laboured -- there hath been no rest for us.
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