Lamentations 4

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The Lamentations of Jeremiah

Chapter 5

1

Remember,3 O LORD, what is come upon us: consider,54 and behold3 our reproach.

2

Our inheritance is turned8 to strangers,5 our houses to aliens.

3

We are orphans and fatherless, 1 our mothers [are] as widows.

4

We have drunken1 our water for money; our wood is sold4 4242 unto us.

5

Our necks [are] under persecution:8 we labour,1 [and] have no rest.90

6

We have given1 the hand [to] the Egyptians, [and to] the Assyrians, to be satisfied2 with bread.

7

Our fathers have sinned,1 [and are] not; and we have borne1 their iniquities.

8

Servants have ruled1 over us: [there is] none that doth deliver6 [us] out of their hand.

9

We gat55 our bread with [the peril of] our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

10

Our skin was black8 like an oven because of the terrible famine.

11

They ravished14 the women in Zion, [and] the maids in the cities of Judah.

12

Princes are hanged up8 by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.8

13

They took1 the young men to grind, and the children fell1 under the wood.

14

The elders have ceased1 from the gate, the young men from their musick.

15

The joy of our heart is ceased;1 our dance is turned8 into mourning.

16

The crown is fallen1 [from] our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!1

17

For this our heart is faint; for these [things] our eyes are dim.1

18

Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate,1 the foxes walk14 upon it.

19

Thou, O LORD, remainest4 for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

20

Wherefore dost thou forget4 us for ever, [and] forsake4 us so long time?

21

Turn54 thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned;4 renew16 our days as of old.

22

But thou hast utterly2 rejected1 us; thou art very wroth1 against us.

Ezekiel 1