Lamentations 5:21
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King James Version
Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

Darby Bible Translation
Turn thou us unto thee, Jehovah, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

World English Bible
Turn us to yourself, Yahweh, and we shall be turned. Renew our days as of old.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn us back, O Jehovah, unto Thee, And we turn back, renew our days as of old.

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Geneva Study Bible

{l} Turn thou us to thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

(l) By which is declared that it is not in man's power to turn to God, but is only his work to convert us, and thus God works in us before we can turn to him, Jer 31:18.Lamentations 5:21 Parallel Commentaries

The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies[1] (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[2] 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

Cross References
Psalm 80:3
Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.

Isaiah 60:20
Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

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