Lamentations 5 (asv)
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.
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,
5:10Our skin is black like an oven,
Because of the burning heat of famine.
5:11They ravished the women in Zion,
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.
The young men from their music.
Our dance is turned into mourning.
Woe unto us! for we have sinned.
5:17For this our heart is faint;
For these things our eyes are dim;
The foxes walk upon it. \\ \\
5:19Thou, O Jehovah, abidest for ever;
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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