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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.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Lamentations 5 (KJVS)

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