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Lamentations 5:1-22 - Interlinear Bible

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A Prayer for Mercy

1 Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our reproach!
hea.r.W jyeB;h .Wn'l h'y'h -h,m h'wh.y r{k.z ? .Wnet'P.r,x -t,a
2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, Our houses to aliens.
~yir.k'n.l .WnyeT'B ~yir'z.l h'k.p,h,n .Wnet'l]x;n
3 We have become orphans without a father, Our mothers are like widows.
tw{n'm.l;a.K .Wnyet{Mia b'a !yea .WnyIy'h ~yimw{t.y
4 We have to pay for our drinking water, Our wood comes to us at a price.
.Wa{b'y ryix.miB .Wnyece[ .Wnyit'v @,s,k.B .Wnyemyem
5 Our pursuers are at our necks; We are worn out, there is no rest for us.
.Wn'l -x;n.Wh a{l .Wn.[;g'y .Wn.p'D.rin .Wnera\W;c l;[
6 We have submitted * to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
7 Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.
~,hyet{n{w][ .Wn.x;n]a ~'nyea .Wa.j'x .Wnyet{b]a ? .Wn.l'b's
8 Slaves rule over us; There is no one to deliver us from their hand.
~'d'Yim !yea qer{P .Wn'b .Wl.v'm ~yid'b][
9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives Because * of the sword in the wilderness.
10 Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because * of the burning heat of famine.
11 They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
h'd.Wh.y yer'[.B t{lUt.B .WNi[ !w{Yic.B ~yiv'n
12 Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected.
.Wr'D.h,n a{l ~yineq.z yen.P .Wl.tin ~'d'y.B ~yir'f
13 Young men worked at the grinding mill, And youths stumbled under loads of wood.
14 Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their music.
~'t'nyig.Nim ~yir.Wx;B .Wt'b'v r;[;Vim ~yineq.z
15 The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
16 The crown has fallen from our head; Woe to us, for we have sinned!
yiK .Wn'l a'n -yw{a .Wneva{r t,r,j][ h'l.p'n ? .Wna'j'x
17 Because of this our heart is faint, Because of these things our eyes are dim;
.Wk.v'x h,Lea -l;[ .WneBil h,w'd h'y'h h,z -l;[ ? .Wnyenye[
w{b -.Wk.Lih ~yil'[.Wv ~em'V,v !w{Yic -r;h l;[
19 You, O LORD, rule forever; Your throne is from generation to generation.
rw{d'w r{d.l '$]a.siK beveT ~'lw{[.l h'wh.y h'T;a
20 Why do You forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so * long *?
~yim'y .$,r{a.l .Wneb.z;[;T .Wnex'K.viT x;c,n'l h'M'l
21 Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,
.Wnyem'y veD;x b.Wv'n.w '$y,lea h'wh.y .Wnebyiv]h ? ~,d,q.K
22 Unless * You have utterly rejected us And are exceedingly * angry with us.
d{a.m -d;[ .Wnyel'[ 'T.p;c'q .Wn'T.s;a.m s{a'm -mia yiK