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Lamentations 5 (asv)

Lamentations 5 (asv)

5:1Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us:

Behold, and see our reproach.

5:2Our inheritance is turned unto strangers,

Our houses unto aliens.

5:3We are orphans and fatherless;

Our mothers are as widows.

5:4We have drunken our water for money;

Our wood is sold unto us.

5:5Our pursuers are upon our necks:

We are weary, and have no rest.

5:6We have given the hand to the Egyptians,

And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

5:7Our fathers sinned, and are not;

And we have borne their iniquities.

5:8Servants rule over us:

There is none to deliver us out of their hand.

5:9We get our bread at the peril of our lives,

Because of the sword of the wilderness.

5:10Our skin is black like an oven,

Because of the burning heat of famine.

5:11They ravished the women in Zion,

The virgins in the cities of Judah.

5:12Princes were hanged up by their hand:

The faces of elders were not honored.

5:13The young men bare the mill;

And the children stumbled under the wood.

5:14The elders have ceased from the gate,

The young men from their music.

5:15The joy of our heart is ceased;

Our dance is turned into mourning.

5:16The crown is fallen from our head:

Woe unto us! for we have sinned.

5:17For this our heart is faint;

For these things our eyes are dim;

5:18For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate:

The foxes walk upon it. \\ \\

5:19Thou, O Jehovah, abidest for ever;

Thy throne is from generation to generation.

5:20Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever,

And forsake us so long time?

5:21Turn thou us unto thee, O Jehovah, and we shall be turned;

Renew our days as of old.

5:22But thou hast utterly rejected us;

Thou art very wroth against us.


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