Lamentations 5
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)

1Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us; look, and behold our reproach.

2Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.

3We are orphans without father; our mothers are as widows.

4We have drunk our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

5Our necks are under persecution; we are become tired and have no rest.

6We have given the hand to the Egyptians and to the Assyrians to be satisfied with bread.

7Our fathers have sinned and are dead; and we have borne their chastisements.

8Slaves have ruled over us: there was no one to deliver us out of their hand.

9We got our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

10Our skin became black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

11They ravished the women in Zion and the virgins in the cities of Judah.

12Princes were hanged up by their hand; the countenance of the elders was not honoured.

13They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

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

15The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

16The crown is fallen from our head; woe now unto us, for we have sinned!

17For this our heart is saddened; for these things our eyes are become dim.

18Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

19Thou, O LORD, shall remain for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

20Why should thou forget us for ever and forsake us for such a long time?

21Turn us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as at the beginning.

22For in stepping back thou hast rejected us; thou hast become very angry against us.

The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
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