A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come vpon vs: consider and beholde our reproch. Lamentations 5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliants. Lamentations 5:3 We are orphanes and fatherlesse, our mothers [are] as widowes. Lamentations 5:4 We haue drunken our water for money, our wood is sold vnto vs. Lamentations 5:5 Our neckes [are] vnder persecution: we labour and haue no rest. Lamentations 5:6 We haue giuen the hand to the Egyptians, [and] to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread. Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers haue sinned and [are] not, and wee haue borne their iniquities. Lamentations 5:8 Seruants haue ruled ouer vs: [there is] none that doeth deliuer vs out of their hand. Lamentations 5:9 We gate our bread with [the perill] of our liues, because of the sword of the wildernesse. Lamentations 5:10 Our skinne was blacke like an ouen, because of the terrible famine. Lamentations 5:11 They rauished the women in Zion, [and] the maides in the cities of Iudah. Lamentations 5:12 Princes are hanged vp by their hand: the faces of Elders were not honoured. Lamentations 5:13 They tooke the young men to grinde, and the children fell vnder the wood. Lamentations 5:14 The Elders haue ceased from the gate, the young men from their musicke. Lamentations 5:15 The ioy of our heart is ceased, our daunce is turned into mourning. Lamentations 5:16 The crowne is fallen [from] our head: Woe vnto vs, that wee haue sinned. Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint, for these things our eyes are dimme. Lamentations 5:18 Because of the mountaine of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walke vpon it. Lamentations 5:19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for euer: thy throne from generation to generation. Lamentations 5:20 Wherefore doest thou forget vs for euer, [and] forsake vs so long time? Lamentations 5:21 Turne thou vs vnto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned: renew our dayes as of old. Lamentations 5:22 But thou hast vtterly reiected vs: thou art very wroth against vs.