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Lamentations 5 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us: Behold, and see our reproach. 1 Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace.
2 Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, Our houses unto aliens. 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners.
3 We are orphans and fatherless; Our mothers are as widows. 3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows.
4 We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold unto us. 4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price.
5 Our pursuers are upon our necks: We are weary, and have no rest. 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest.
6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread. 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
7 Our fathers sinned, and are not; And we have borne their iniquities. 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.
8 Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand. 8 Slaves rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.
9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness. 9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
10 Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine. 10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.
11 They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah. 11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.
12 Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored. 12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.
13 The young men bare the mill; And the children stumbled under the wood. 13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music. 14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.
15 The joy of our heart is ceased; Our dance is turned into mourning. 15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.
16 The crown is fallen from our head: Woe unto us! for we have sinned. 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
17 For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim; 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
18 For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it. 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
19 Thou, O Jehovah, abidest for ever; Thy throne is from generation to generation. 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, [And] forsake us so long time? 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
21 Turn thou us unto thee, O Jehovah, and we shall be turned; Renew our days as of old. 21 Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old
22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; Thou art very wroth against us. 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.