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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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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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Lamentations 5 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:1 - Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; behold, and see our disgrace!
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:2 - Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to aliens.
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 - With a yoke on our necks we are hard driven; 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 ravished in Zion, virgins 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 quit 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 thou, O LORD, dost reign for ever; thy throne endures to all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:20 - Why dost thou forget us for ever, why dost thou so long forsake us?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:21 - Restore us to thyself, O LORD, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old!
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:22 - Or hast thou utterly rejected us? Art thou exceedingly angry with us?

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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