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Lamentations 5 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Restore Us to Yourself, O Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:1 - Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us;
look, and see our disgrace!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:2 - Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,
our homes to foreigners.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:3 - We have become orphans, fatherless;
our mothers are like widows.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:4 - We must pay for the water we drink;
the wood we get must be bought.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 - Our pursuers are at our necks;[fn]
we are weary; we are given no rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:6 - We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria,
to get bread enough.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:7 - Our fathers sinned, and are no more;
and we bear their iniquities.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:8 - Slaves rule over us;
there is none to deliver us from their hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:9 - We get our bread at the peril of our lives,
because of the sword in the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:10 - Our skin is hot as an oven
with the burning heat of famine.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:11 - Women are raped in Zion,
young women in the towns of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:12 - Princes are hung up by their hands;
no respect is shown to the elders.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 - Young men are compelled to grind at the mill,
and boys stagger under loads of wood.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 - The old men have left the city gate,
the young men their music.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:15 - The joy of our hearts has ceased;
our dancing has been 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 - For this our heart has become sick,
for these things our eyes have grown dim,

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:18 - for Mount Zion which lies desolate;
jackals prowl over it.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:19 - But you, O LORD, reign forever;
your throne endures to all generations.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:20 - Why do you forget us forever,
why do you forsake us for so many days?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:21 - Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may be restored!
Renew our days as of old—

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:22 - unless you have utterly rejected us,
and you remain exceedingly angry with us.
ESV Footnotes
Symmachus With a yoke on our necks
ESV

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