Lamentations 5
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1Remember, O YHWH, what has befallen us, || Look attentively, and see our reproach.

2Our inheritance has been turned to strangers, || Our houses to foreigners.

3Orphans we have been—without a father, our mothers [are] as widows.

4We have drunk our water for money, || Our wood comes for a price.

5For our neck we have been pursued, || We have labored—there has been no rest for us.

6[To] Egypt we have given a hand, || [To] Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.

7Our fathers have sinned—they are not, || We have borne their iniquities.

8Servants have ruled over us, || There is no deliverer from their hand.

9With our lives we bring in our bread, || Because of the sword of the wilderness.

10Our skin as an oven has been burning, || Because of the raging of the famine.

11Wives in Zion they have humbled, || Virgins—in cities of Judah.

12Princes have been hanged by their hand, || Elderly faces have not been honored.

13They have taken young men to grind, || And youths have stumbled with wood.

14Elderly have ceased from the gate, || Young men from their song.

15The joy of our heart has ceased, || Our dancing has been turned to mourning.

16The crown has fallen [from] our head, || Woe [is] now to us, for we have sinned.

17Our heart has been sick for this, || Our eyes have been dim for these.

18For the Mount of Zion—that is desolate, || Foxes have gone up on it.

19You, O YHWH, remain for all time, || Your throne to generation and generation.

20Why do You forget us forever? You forsake us for [the] length of [our] days!

21Turn us back, O YHWH, to You, || And we turn back, renew our days as of old.

22For have You utterly rejected us? You have been angry against us—exceedingly?

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Lamentations 4
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