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Lamentations 5 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:1 - Remember, O Jehovah, what hath befallen us, Look attentively, and see our reproach.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:2 - Our inheritance hath been turned to strangers, Our houses to foreigners.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:3 - Orphans we have been -- without a father, our mothers are as widows.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:4 - Our water for money we have drunk, Our wood for a price doth come.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 - For our neck we have been pursued, We have laboured -- there hath been no rest for us.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:6 - To Egypt we have given a hand, To Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:7 - Our fathers have sinned -- they are not, We their iniquities have borne.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:8 - Servants have ruled over us, A deliverer there is none from their hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:9 - With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:10 - Our skin as an oven hath been burning, Because of the raging of the famine.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:11 - Wives in Zion they have humbled, Virgins -- in cities of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:12 - Princes by their hand have been hanged, The faces of elders have not been honoured.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 - Young men to grind they have taken, And youths with wood have stumbled.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 - The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:15 - Ceased hath the joy of our heart, Turned to mourning hath been our dancing.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:16 - Fallen hath the crown from our head, Wo is now to us, for we have sinned.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:17 - For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:18 - For the mount of Zion -- that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:19 - Thou, O Jehovah, to the age remainest, Thy throne to generation and generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:20 - Why for ever dost Thou forget us? Thou forsakest us for length of days!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:21 - Turn us back, O Jehovah, unto Thee, And we turn back, renew our days as of old.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:22 - For hast Thou utterly rejected us? Thou hast been wroth against us -- exceedingly?
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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