La 5:1Remember, O Jehovah, what has come upon us; / Look and see our reproach.

La 5:2Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, / Our houses to foreigners.

La 5:3We are orphans without father; / Our mothers are like widows.

La 5:4We have drunk our water for money; / Our wood comes to us at a price.

La 5:5On our necks are our pursuers; / We are weary; we have no rest.

La 5:6We have given our hand to Egypt / And to Assyria, so as to be satisfied with bread.

La 5:7Our fathers sinned and they are not, / And we ourselves bear their iniquities.

La 5:8Slaves rule over us; / There is no one to deliver us from their hand.

La 5:9We get our bread at the risk of our lives / Because of the sword from the wilderness.

La 5:10Our skin is black like an oven / Because of the burning heat of famine.

La 5:11They have ravished the women in Zion, / The virgins in the cities of Judah.

La 5:12Princes were hanged by them. / The faces of the elders were not honored.

La 5:13The young men bore the mill, / And the young boys stumbled under the wood.

La 5:14The old men have ceased from the gate, / The young men from their music.

La 5:15The joy of our heart has ceased; / Our dance has been turned into mourning.

La 5:16The crown has fallen from our head. / Woe to us! For we have sinned.

La 5:17Because of this our heart is faint; / Because of these things our eyes are dim;

La 5:18Because of Mount Zion, which is desolate — / Foxes rove in it.

La 5:19You, O Jehovah, abide forever; / Your throne is from generation to generation.

La 5:20Why do You forget us forever / And forsake us for so long a time?

La 5:21Turn us back to You, O Jehovah, and we will be turned; / Renew our days as before.

La 5:22Or have You utterly rejected us? / Are You exceedingly angry with us?

Lamentations 4 Ezekiel 1

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