Lamentations 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Remember, O Lord, what has come upon us; Look, and behold our reproach! 1 Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace.
2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, And our houses to foreigners. 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners.
3 We have become orphans and waifs, Our mothers are like widows. 3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows.
4 We pay for the water we drink, And our wood comes at a price. 4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price.
5 They pursue at our heels; We labor and have no rest. 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest.
6 We have given our hand to the Egyptians And the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread. 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, But we bear 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 from their hand. 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 sword in the wilderness. 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, Because of the fever of famine. 10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.
11 They ravished the women in Zion, The maidens in the cities of Judah. 11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.
12 Princes were hung up by their hands, And elders were not respected. 12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.
13 Young men ground at the millstones; Boys staggered under loads of wood. 13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 The elders have ceased gathering at the gate, And 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 has ceased; Our dance has turned into mourning. 15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.
16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
17 Because of this our heart is faint; Because of these things our eyes grow dim; 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
18 Because of Mount Zion which is desolate, With foxes walking about on it. 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
19 You, O Lord, remain forever; Your throne from generation to generation. 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
20 Why do You forget us forever, And forsake us for so long a time? 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
21 Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old, 21 Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old
22 Unless You have utterly rejected us, And are very angry with us! 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.