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Lamentations 5 NAS

A Prayer for Mercy

1 Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our 1reproach!

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2 Our inheritance has been turned over to 2strangers, Our 3houses to aliens.

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3 We have become orphans 4without a father, Our mothers are like widows.

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4 We have to pay for our drinking 5water, Our wood comes to us at a price.

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    • a 5:4 - Lit "We drink our water for silver"
      5 Our pursuers are at our necks; We are worn out, there is 6no rest for us.

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        • b 5:5 - Lit "We have been pursued upon"
          6 We have submitted * to 7Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.

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            • c 5:6 - Lit "given the hand to"
            • d 5:6 - Lit "to be satisfied with"
              7 Our 8fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.

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              8 9Slaves rule over us; There is 10no one to deliver us from their hand.

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              9 We get our bread at the 11risk of our lives Because * of the sword in the wilderness.

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                • e 5:9 - Lit "with our soul"
                • f 5:9 - Or "In the face of"
                  10 Our skin has become as 12hot as an oven, Because * of the burning heat of famine.

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                    • g 5:10 - Or "the ravages of hunger"
                      11 They ravished the 13women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.

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                      12 Princes were hung by their hands; 14Elders were not respected.

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                        • h 5:12 - Lit "The faces of elders"
                          13 Young men 15worked at the grinding mill, And youths 16stumbled under loads of wood.

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                          14 Elders are gone from the gate, Young men from their 17music.

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                            • j 5:14 - Lit "have ceased"
                              15 The joy of our hearts has 18ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.

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                              16 The 19crown has fallen from our head; 20Woe to us, for we have sinned!

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                              17 Because of this our 21heart is faint, Because of these things our 22eyes are dim;

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                              18 Because of 23Mount Zion which lies desolate, 24Foxes prowl in it.

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                              19 25You, O LORD, rule forever; Your 26throne is from generation to generation.

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                              20 Why do You 27forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so * long *?

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                                • l 5:20 - Lit "to length of days"
                                  21 28Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored; Renew 29our days as of old,

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                                  22 Unless * 30You have utterly rejected us And are exceedingly * 31angry with us.

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                                  Study tools for Lamentations 5

                                  • a 5:4 - Lit "We drink our water for silver"
                                  • b 5:5 - Lit "We have been pursued upon"
                                  • c 5:6 - Lit "given the hand to"
                                  • d 5:6 - Lit "to be satisfied with"
                                  • e 5:9 - Lit "with our soul"
                                  • f 5:9 - Or "In the face of"
                                  • g 5:10 - Or "the ravages of hunger"
                                  • h 5:12 - Lit "The faces of elders"
                                  • i 5:13 - Lit "carry"
                                  • j 5:14 - Lit "have ceased"
                                  • k 5:19 - Lit "sit"
                                  • l 5:20 - Lit "to length of days"