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Lamentations 5 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Remember, O Yahweh, what has become of us; take note, and see our disgrace! 1 Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace.
2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our houses, to foreigners. 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners.
3 We have become orphans, fatherless, our mothers are like widows. 3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows.
4 {We pay for water with money}, our wood comes [to us] at a price. 4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price.
5 We are driven on our necks; we are weary, there is no rest for us. 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest.
6 We have made a deal with Egypt [and] Assyria to be satisfied [with] food. 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
7 Our fathers have sinned, they are no more; we bear their iniquity. 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.
8 Slaves rule over us; there is no one to deliver us from their hand. 8 Slaves rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.
9 {We risk our life for food} because of the sword of the desert. 9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
10 Our skin is hot like an oven because of the scorching famine. 10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.
11 They raped women in Zion, young women in the cities of Judah. 11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.
12 They hang princes by their hand; they do not show respect before elders. 12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.
13 Young men must carry a hand-mill and boys stumble under the wood. 13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 Elders are no longer at the gate, young men no longer play stringed instruments. 14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.
15 The joy of our hearts has stopped; our circle-dancing has changed to a mourning ceremony. 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 has become faint, because of these, our eyes have become dim. 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
18 Because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate, {foxes tread on it}. 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
19 You, O Yahweh, will sit forever [on] your throne for generation to generation. 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
20 Why have you forgotten us forever? Why have you forsaken us {for so long}? 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
21 Restore us to you, O Yahweh, that 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, unless you are angry with us beyond measure. 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.