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Lamentations 5 (WEBP)

[1] Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us. Look, and see our reproach.
[2] Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our houses to aliens.
[3] We are orphans and fatherless. Our mothers are as widows.
[4] We must pay for water to drink. Our wood is sold to us.
[5] Our pursuers are on our necks. We are weary, and have no rest.
[6] We have given our hands to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
[7] Our fathers sinned, and are no more. We have borne their iniquities.
[8] Servants rule over us. There is no one to deliver us out of their hand.
[9] We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.
[10] Our skin is black like an oven, because of the burning heat of famine.
[11] They ravished the women in Zion, the virgins in the cities of Judah.
[12] Princes were hanged up by their hands. The faces of elders were not honored.
[13] The young men carry millstones. The children stumbled under loads of wood.
[14] The elders have ceased from the gate, and the young men from their music.
[15] The joy of our heart has ceased. Our dance is turned into mourning.
[16] The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
[17] For this our heart is faint. For these things our eyes are dim:
[18] for the mountain of Zion, which is desolate. The foxes walk on it.
[19] You, Yahweh, remain forever. Your throne is from generation to generation.
[20] Why do you forget us forever, and forsake us for so long a time?
[21] Turn us to yourself, Yahweh, and we will be turned. Renew our days as of old.
[22] But you have utterly rejected us. You are very angry against us.

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King James w/Strong’s #s

Lamentations 5 (KJVS)

[1] Remember H2142 (8798), O LORD H3068, what is come upon us: consider H5027 (8685), and behold H7200 (8798) our reproach H2781.
[2] Our inheritance H5159 is turned H2015 (8738) to strangers H2114 (8801), our houses H1004 to aliens H5237.
[3] We are orphans H3490 and fatherless H369 H1, our mothers H517 [are] as widows H490.
[4] We have drunken H8354 (8804) our water H4325 for money H3701; our wood H6086 is sold H935 (8799) H4242 unto us.
[5] Our necks H6677 [are] under persecution H7291 (8738): we labour H3021 (8804), [and] have no rest H5117 (8717).
[6] We have given H5414 (8804) the hand H3027 [to] the Egyptians H4714, [and to] the Assyrians H804, to be satisfied H7646 (8800) with bread H3899.
[7] Our fathers H1 have sinned H2398 (8804), [and are] not H369; and we have borne H5445 (8804) their iniquities H5771.
[8] Servants H5650 have ruled H4910 (8804) over us: [there is] none that doth deliver H6561 (8802) [us] out of their hand H3027.
[9] We gat H935 (8686) our bread H3899 with [the peril of] our lives H5315 because H6440 of the sword H2719 of the wilderness H4057.
[10] Our skin H5785 was black H3648 (8738) like an oven H8574 because H6440 of the terrible H2152 famine H7458.
[11] They ravished H6031 (8765) the women H802 in Zion H6726, [and] the maids H1330 in the cities H5892 of Judah H3063.
[12] Princes H8269 are hanged up H8518 (8738) by their hand H3027: the faces H6440 of elders H2205 were not honoured H1921 (8738).
[13] They took H5375 (8804) the young men H970 to grind H2911, and the children H5288 fell H3782 (8804) under the wood H6086.
[14] The elders H2205 have ceased H7673 (8804) from the gate H8179, the young men H970 from their musick H5058.
[15] The joy H4885 of our heart H3820 is ceased H7673 (8804); our dance H4234 is turned H2015 (8738) into mourning H60.
[16] The crown H5850 is fallen H5307 (8804) [from] our head H7218: woe H188 unto us, that we have sinned H2398 (8804)!
[17] For this our heart H3820 is faint H1739; for these [things] our eyes H5869 are dim H2821 (8804).
[18] Because of the mountain H2022 of Zion H6726, which is desolate H8074 (8804), the foxes H7776 walk H1980 (8765) upon it.
[19] Thou, O LORD H3068, remainest H3427 (8799) for ever H5769; thy throne H3678 from generation H1755 to generation H1755.
[20] Wherefore dost thou forget H7911 (8799) us for ever H5331, [and] forsake H5800 (8799) us so long H753 time H3117?
[21] Turn H7725 (8685) thou us unto thee, O LORD H3068, and we shall be turned H7725 (8799); renew H2318 (8761) our days H3117 as of old H6924.
[22] But thou hast utterly H3988 (8800) rejected H3988 (8804) us; thou art very H3966 wroth H7107 (8804) against us.

Young’s Literal Translation

Lamentations 5 (YLT)

[1] Remember, O Jehovah, what hath befallen us, Look attentively, and see our reproach.
[2] Our inheritance hath been turned to strangers, Our houses to foreigners.
[3] Orphans we have been-without a father, our mothers are as widows.
[4] Our water for money we have drunk, Our wood for a price doth come.
[5] For our neck we have been pursued, We have laboured-there hath been no rest for us.
[6] To Egypt we have given a hand, To Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.
[7] Our fathers have sinned-they are not, We their iniquities have borne.
[8] Servants have ruled over us, A deliverer there is none from their hand.
[9] With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
[10] Our skin as an oven hath been burning, Because of the raging of the famine.
[11] Wives in Zion they have humbled, Virgins-in cities of Judah.
[12] Princes by their hand have been hanged, The faces of elders have not been honoured.
[13] Young men to grind they have taken, And youths with wood have stumbled.
[14] The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song.
[15] Ceased hath the joy of our heart, Turned to mourning hath been our dancing.
[16] Fallen hath the crown from our head, Woe is now to us, for we have sinned.
[17] For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim.
[18] For the mount of Zion-that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.
[19] Thou, O Jehovah, to the age remainest, Thy throne to generation and generation.
[20] Why for ever dost Thou forget us? Thou forsakest us for length of days!
[21] Turn us back, O Jehovah, unto Thee, And we turn back, renew our days as of old.
[22] For hast Thou utterly rejected us? Thou hast been wroth against us-exceedingly!