Lamentations 5:3-13 NIV

3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows.1

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4 We must buy the water we drink;2 our wood can be had only at a price.3

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5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary4 and find no rest.5

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6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria6 to get enough bread.

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7 Our fathers7 sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.8

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8 Slaves9 rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.10

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9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.11

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11 Women have been ravished12 in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.

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12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders13 are shown no respect.14

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13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.