Lamentations 5:14-22 NIV

14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.1

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15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.2

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16 The crown3 has fallen from our head.4 Woe to us, for we have sinned!5

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17 Because of this our hearts6 are faint,7 because of these things our eyes8 grow dim9

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18 for Mount Zion,10 which lies desolate,11 with jackals prowling over it.

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19 You, O LORD, reign forever;12 your throne endures13 from generation to generation.

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20 Why do you always forget us?14 Why do you forsake15 us so long?

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21 Restore16 us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old

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22 unless you have utterly rejected us17 and are angry with us beyond measure.18

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