Lamentations 5
King James BibleBerean Study Bible
1Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.1Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us. Look and see our disgrace!
2Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.2Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our houses to foreigners.
3We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.3We have become fatherless orphans; our mothers are widows.
4We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.4We must buy the water we drink; our wood comes at a price.
5Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.5We are closely pursued; we are weary and find no rest.
6We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.6We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
7Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.7Our fathers sinned and are no more, but we bear their punishment.
8Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.8Slaves rule over us; there is no one to deliver us from their hands.
9We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.9We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness.
10Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.10Our skin is as hot as an oven with fever from our hunger.
11They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.11Women have been ravished in Zion, virgins in the cities of Judah.
12Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.12Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders receive no respect.
13They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.13Young men toil at millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.14The elders have left the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.
15The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.15Joy has left our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.
16The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!16The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
17For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.17Because of this, our hearts are faint; because of these, our eyes grow dim—
18Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.18because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate, patrolled by foxes.
19Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.19You, O LORD, reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation.
20Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?20Why have You forgotten us forever? Why have You forsaken us for so long?
21Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.21Restore us to Yourself, O LORD, so we may return; renew our days as of old,
22But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.22unless You have utterly rejected us and remain angry with us beyond measure.
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