Lamentations 5:5-15 NIV

5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary1 and find no rest.2

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6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria3 to get enough bread.

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7 Our fathers4 sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.5

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8 Slaves6 rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.7

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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.8

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11 Women have been ravished9 in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.

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12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders10 are shown no respect.11

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13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.12

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15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.13

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