King James Version
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, dost thou forsake us so long time?
World English Bible
Why do you forget us forever, [And] forsake us so long time?
Young's Literal Translation
Why for ever dost Thou forget us? Thou forsakest us for length of days!
Lamentations 5:20 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
so...: Heb. for length of days?
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?Lamentations 5:20 Parallel Commentaries
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
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