Lamentations 5:8-18 NIV

8 Slaves1 rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.2

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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.3

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11 Women have been ravished4 in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.

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12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders5 are shown no respect.6

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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.7

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15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.8

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16 The crown9 has fallen from our head.10 Woe to us, for we have sinned!11

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17 Because of this our hearts12 are faint,13 because of these things our eyes14 grow dim15

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18 for Mount Zion,16 which lies desolate,17 with jackals prowling over it.

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