Lamentation 5

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(Lam 5:1) Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
(Lam 5:2) Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
(Lam 5:3) We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers {are} as widows.
(Lam 5:4) We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
(Lam 5:5) Our necks {are} under persecution: we labour, {and} have no rest.
(Lam 5:6) We have given the hand {to} the Egyptians, {and to} the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
(Lam 5:7) Our fathers have sinned, {and are} not; and we have borne their iniquities.
(Lam 5:8) Servants have ruled over us: {there is} none that doth deliver {us} out their hand.
(Lam 5:9) We gat our bread with {the peril of} our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
(Lam 5:10) Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
(Lam 5:11) They ravished the women in Zion, {and} the maids in the cities of Judah.
(Lam 5:12) Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.
(Lam 5:13) They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
(Lam 5:14) The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.
(Lam 5:15) The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
(Lam 5:16) The crown is fallen {from} our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
(Lam 5:17) For this our heart is faint; for these {things} our eyes are dim.
(Lam 5:18) Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
(Lam 5:19) Thou, O Lord, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.
(Lam 5:20) Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, {and} forsake us so long time?
(Lam 5:21) Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
(Lam 5:22) But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.
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