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Lamentations 5 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 LORD, consider what has become of us; take notice of our disgrace. Look at it! 1 Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace.
2 Our property has been turned over to strangers; our houses belong to foreigners. 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners.
3 We have become orphans, having no father; our mothers are like widows. 3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows.
4 We drink our own water—but for a price; we gather our own wood—but pay for it. 4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price.
5 Our hunters have been at our necks; we are worn out, but have no rest. 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest.
6 We held out a hand to Egypt and to Assyria, to get sufficient food. 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
7 Our fathers have sinned and are gone, but we are burdened with their iniquities. 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.
8 Slaves rule over us; there is no one to rescue us from their power. 8 Slaves rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.
9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the desert heat. 9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
10 Our skin is as hot as an oven because of the burning heat of famine. 10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.
11 Women have been raped in Zion, young women in Judah's cities. 11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.
12 Officials have been hung up by their hands; elders have been shown no respect. 12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.
13 Young men have carried grinding stones; boys have stumbled under loads of wood. 13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 Elders have left the city gate; young people stop their music. 14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.
15 Joy has left our heart; our dancing has changed into lamentation. 15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.
16 The crown has fallen off our head. We are doomed because we have sinned. 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
17 Because of all this our heart is sick; because of these things our glance is dark. 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
18 Mount Zion, now deserted— only jackals walk on it now! 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
19 But you, LORD, will rule forever; your throne lasts from one generation to the next. 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
20 Why do you forget us continually; why do you abandon us for such a long time? 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
21 Return us, LORD, to yourself. Please let us return! Give us new days, like those long ago— 21 Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old
22 unless you have completely rejected us, or have become too angry with us. 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.