Lamentations 5

Lamentations Chapter 5

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