A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. Lamentations 5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. Lamentations 5:3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers [are] as widows. Lamentations 5:4 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us. Lamentations 5:5 Our necks [are] under persecution: we labour, [and] have no rest. Lamentations 5:6 We have given the hand [to] the Egyptians, [and to] the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread. Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers have sinned, [and are] not; and we have borne their iniquities. Lamentations 5:8 Servants have ruled over us: [there is] none that doth deliver [us] out of their hand. Lamentations 5:9 We gat our bread with [the peril of] our lives because of the sword of the wilderness. Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine. Lamentations 5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, [and] the maids in the cities of Judah. Lamentations 5:12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured. Lamentations 5:13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood. Lamentations 5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick. Lamentations 5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. Lamentations 5:16 The crown is fallen [from] our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned! Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these [things] our eyes are dim. Lamentations 5:18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. Lamentations 5:19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. Lamentations 5:20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, [and] forsake us so long time? Lamentations 5:21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. Lamentations 5:22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.