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Lamentations 5

NCV 1 Remember, Lord, what happened to us. Look and see our disgrace. NIV 1 Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace. NCV 2 Our land has been turned over to strangers; our houses have been given to foreigners. NIV 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners. NCV 3 We are like orphans with no father; our mothers are like widows. NIV 3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows. NCV 4 We have to buy the water we drink; we must pay for the firewood. NIV 4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price. NCV 5 Those who chase after us want to catch us by the neck. We are tired and find no rest. NIV 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest. NCV 6 We made an agreement with Egypt and with Assyria to get enough food. NIV 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread. NCV 7 Our ancestors sinned against you, but they are gone; now we suffer because of their sins. NIV 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. NCV 8 Slaves have become our rulers, and no one can save us from them. NIV 8 Slaves rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands. NCV 9 We risk our lives to get our food; we face death in the desert. NIV 9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert. NCV 10 Our skin is hot like an oven; we burn with starvation. NIV 10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger. NCV 11 The enemy abused the women of Jerusalem and the girls in the cities of Judah. NIV 11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah. NCV 12 Princes were hung by the hands; they did not respect our older leaders. NIV 12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect. NCV 13 The young men ground grain at the mill, and boys stumbled under loads of wood. NIV 13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood. NCV 14 The older leaders no longer sit at the city gates; the young men no longer sing. NIV 14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music. NCV 15 We have no more joy in our hearts; our dancing has turned to sadness. NIV 15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning. NCV 16 The crown has fallen from our head. How terrible it is because we sinned. NIV 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! NCV 17 Because of this we are afraid, and now our eyes are dim. NIV 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim NCV 18 Mount Zion is empty, and wild dogs wander around it. NIV 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it. NCV 19 But you rule forever, Lord. You will be King from now on. NIV 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation. NCV 20 Why have you forgotten us for so long? Have you left us forever? NIV 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? NCV 21 Bring us back to you, Lord, and we will return. Make our days as they were before, NIV 21 Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old NCV 22 or have you completely rejected us? Are you so angry with us? NIV 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.