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Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

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Lamentations 5 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Prayer for Restoration
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:1 -

LORD, remember what has happened to us.

Look, and see our disgrace!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:2 -

Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,

our houses to foreigners.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:3 -

We have become orphans, fatherless;

our mothers are widows.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:4 -

We must pay for the water we drink;

our wood comes at a price.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 -

We are closely pursued;

we are tired, and no one offers us rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:6 -

We made a treaty with[fn] Egypt

and with Assyria, to get enough food.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:7 -

Our fathers sinned; they no longer exist,

but we bear their punishment.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:8 -

Slaves rule over us;

no one rescues us from them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:9 -

We secure our food at the risk of our lives

because of the sword in the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:10 -

Our skin is as hot[fn] as an oven

from the ravages of hunger.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:11 -

Women have been raped in Zion,

virgins in the cities of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:12 -

Princes have been hung up by their hands;

elders are shown no respect.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 -

Young men labor at millstones;

boys stumble under loads of wood.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 -

The elders have left the city gate,

the young men, their music.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:15 -

Joy has left our hearts;

our dancing has turned to mourning.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:16 -

The crown has fallen from our head.

Woe to us, for we have sinned.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:17 -

Because of this, our heart is sick;

because of these, our eyes grow dim:

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:18 -

because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate

and has jackals prowling in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:19 -

You, LORD, are enthroned forever;

your throne endures from generation to generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:20 -

Why do you continually forget us,

abandon us for our entire lives?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:21 -

LORD, bring us back to yourself, so we may return;

renew our days as in former times,

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:22 -

unless you have completely rejected us

and are intensely angry with us.

CSB Footnotes
Lit We gave the hand to
Or black ; Hb obscure

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