Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us; look, and see our disgrace!
Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to aliens.
We have become orphans, fatherless; our mothers are like widows.
We must pay for the water we drink; the wood we get must be bought.
With a yoke on our necks we are hard driven; we are weary, we are given no rest.
References for Lamentations 5:5
We have made a pact with Egypt and Assyria, to get enough bread.
References for Lamentations 5:6