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Lamentations 5 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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LORD, remember what has happened to us.

Look, and see our disgrace!

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Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,

our houses to foreigners.

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We have become orphans, fatherless;

our mothers are widows.

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We must pay for the water we drink;

our wood comes at a price.

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We are closely pursued;

we are tired, and no one offers us rest.

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We made a treaty with[fn] Egypt

and with Assyria, to get enough food.

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Our fathers sinned; they no longer exist,

but we bear their punishment.

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Slaves rule over us;

no one rescues us from them.

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We secure our food at the risk of our lives

because of the sword in the wilderness.

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Our skin is as hot[fn] as an oven

from the ravages of hunger.

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Women have been raped in Zion,

virgins in the cities of Judah.

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Princes have been hung up by their hands;

elders are shown no respect.

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Young men labor at millstones;

boys stumble under loads of wood.

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The elders have left the city gate,

the young men, their music.

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Joy has left our hearts;

our dancing has turned to mourning.

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The crown has fallen from our head.

Woe to us, for we have sinned.

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Because of this, our heart is sick;

because of these, our eyes grow dim:

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because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate

and has jackals prowling in it.

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You, LORD, are enthroned forever;

your throne endures from generation to generation.

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Why do you continually forget us,

abandon us for our entire lives?

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

renew our days as in former times,

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unless you have completely rejected us

and are intensely angry with us.

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Lit We gave the hand to
Or black ; Hb obscure

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