Lamentations 5:6-16 NIV

6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria1 to get enough bread.

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7 Our fathers2 sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.3

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8 Slaves4 rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.5

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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.6

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11 Women have been ravished7 in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.

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12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders8 are shown no respect.9

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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.10

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15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.11

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16 The crown12 has fallen from our head.13 Woe to us, for we have sinned!14

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