A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O what is LORD, come upon us: behold, and see our reproach. Lamentations 5:2 Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, our houses unto 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 pursuers are upon our necks: we are weary, 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 rule over us: there is none to deliver us out of their hand. Lamentations 5:9 We get our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness. Lamentations 5:10 Our skin is black like an oven because of the burning heat of famine. Lamentations 5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, the maidens in the cities of Judah. Lamentations 5:12 Princes were hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured. Lamentations 5:13 The young men bare the mill, and the children stumbled under the wood. Lamentations 5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music. 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! for we have sinned. Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim; Lamentations 5:18 For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate; the foxes walk upon it. Lamentations 5:19 Thou, O LORD, abidest for ever; thy throne is 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.