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Lamentations 5

NLT 1 , remember what has happened to us. See how we have been disgraced! NIV 1 Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace. NLT 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to foreigners. NIV 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, our homes to foreigners. NLT 3 We are orphaned and fatherless. Our mothers are widowed. NIV 3 We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows. NLT 4 We have to pay for water to drink, and even firewood is expensive. NIV 4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price. NLT 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are exhausted but are given no rest. NIV 5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest. NLT 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough food to survive. NIV 6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread. NLT 7 Our ancestors sinned, but they have died— and we are suffering the punishment they deserved! NIV 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. NLT 8 Slaves have now become our masters; there is no one left to rescue us. NIV 8 Slaves rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands. NLT 9 We hunt for food at the risk of our lives, for violence rules the countryside. NIV 9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert. NLT 10 The famine has blackened our skin as though baked in an oven. NIV 10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger. NLT 11 Our enemies rape the women in Jerusalem and the young girls in all the towns of Judah. NIV 11 Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah. NLT 12 Our princes are being hanged by their thumbs, and our elders are treated with contempt. NIV 12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect. NLT 13 Young men are led away to work at millstones, and boys stagger under heavy loads of wood. NIV 13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood. NLT 14 The elders no longer sit in the city gates; the young men no longer dance and sing. NIV 14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music. NLT 15 Joy has left our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning. NIV 15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning. NLT 16 The garlands have fallen from our heads. Weep for us because we have sinned. NIV 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned! NLT 17 Our hearts are sick and weary, and our eyes grow dim with tears. NIV 17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim NLT 18 For Jerusalem is empty and desolate, a place haunted by jackals. NIV 18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it. NLT 19 But , you remain the same forever! Your throne continues from generation to generation. NIV 19 You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation. NLT 20 Why do you continue to forget us? Why have you abandoned us for so long? NIV 20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? NLT 21 Restore us, O , and bring us back to you again! Give us back the joys we once had! NIV 21 Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old NLT 22 Or have you utterly rejected us? Are you angry with us still? NIV 22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.