Lamentations 5:14-22 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 The old men have left the city gate, the young men their music. 14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.
15 The joy of our hearts has ceased; our dancing has been turned to 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 hearts are sick, because of these things our eyes have grown 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; jackals prowl over it. 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
19 But you, O Lord, reign forever; your throne endures to all generations. 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
20 Why have you forgotten us completely? Why have you forsaken us these many days? 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
21 Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may 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 angry with us beyond measure. 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.