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Lamentations 5 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:1 - O LORD, reflect on what has happened to us; consider and look at our disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:2 - Our inheritance is turned over to strangers; foreigners now occupy our homes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:3 - We have become fatherless orphans; our mothers have become widows.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:4 - We must pay money for our own water; we must buy our own wood at a steep price.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 - We are pursued - they are breathing down our necks; we are weary and have no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:6 - We have submitted to Egypt and Assyria in order to buy food to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:7 - Our forefathers sinned and are dead, but we suffer their punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:8 - Slaves rule over us; there is no one to rescue us from their power.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:9 - At the risk of our lives we get our food because robbers lurk in the countryside.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:10 - Our skin is hot as an oven due to a fever from hunger.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:11 - They raped women in Zion, virgins in the towns of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:12 - Princes were hung by their hands; elders were mistreated.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 - The young men perform menial labor; boys stagger from their labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 - The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped playing their music.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:15 - Our hearts no longer have any joy; our dancing is 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 hearts are sick; because of these things, we can hardly see through our tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:18 - For wild animals are prowling over Mount Zion, which lies desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:19 - But you, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:20 - Why do you keep on forgetting us? Why do you forsake us so long?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:21 - Bring us back to yourself, O LORD, so that we may return to you; renew our life as in days before,
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:22 - unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.

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