Lamentations 5:7-17 NIV

7 Our fathers1 sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.2

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8 Slaves3 rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.4

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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.5

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11 Women have been ravished6 in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.

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12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders7 are shown no respect.8

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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.9

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15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.10

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16 The crown11 has fallen from our head.12 Woe to us, for we have sinned!13

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17 Because of this our hearts14 are faint,15 because of these things our eyes16 grow dim17

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