Lamentations 5 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider and behold our reproach. 1 Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace.
2 Our inheritance is turned to aliens: our houses to strangers. 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners.
3 We are become orphans without a father: our mothers are as widows. 3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows.
4 We have drunk our water for money: we have bought our wood. 4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price.
5 We were dragged by the necks, we were weary and no rest was given us. 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest.
6 We have given our hand to Egypt, and to the Assyrians, that we might be satisfied with bread. 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
7 Our fathers have 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 have ruled over us: there was none to redeem us out of their hand. 8 Slaves rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.
9 We fetched our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the desert. 9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
10 Our skin was burnt as an oven, by reason of the violence of the famine. 10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.
11 They oppressed the women in Sion, and the virgins in the cities of Juda. 11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.
12 The princes were hanged up by their hand: they did not respect the persons of the ancients. 12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.
13 They abused the young men indecently: and the children fell under the wood. 13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 The ancients have ceased from the gates: the young men from the choir of the singers. 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 dancing 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 to us, because we have sinned. 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
17 Therefore is our heart sorrowful, therefore are our eyes become dim. 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
18 For mount Sion, because it is destroyed, foxes have walked upon it. 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
19 But thou, O Lord, shalt remain for ever, thy throne from generation to generation. 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
20 Why wilt thou forget us for ever? why wilt thou forsake us for a long time? 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
21 Convert us, O Lord, to thee, and we shall be converted: renew our days, as from the beginning. 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 exceedingly angry with us. 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.