A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O Jehovah, what hath befallen us, Look attentively, and see our reproach. Lamentations 5:2 Our inheritance hath been turned to strangers, Our houses to foreigners. Lamentations 5:3 Orphans we have beenwithout a father, our mothers [are] as widows. Lamentations 5:4 Our water for money we have drunk, Our wood for a price doth come. Lamentations 5:5 For our neck we have been pursued, We have labouredthere hath been no rest for us. Lamentations 5:6 [To] Egypt we have given a hand, [To] Asshur, to be satisfied with bread. Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers have sinnedthey are not, We their iniquities have borne. Lamentations 5:8 Servants have ruled over us, A deliverer there is none from their hand. Lamentations 5:9 With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness. Lamentations 5:10 Our skin as an oven hath been burning, Because of the raging of the famine. Lamentations 5:11 Wives in Zion they have humbled, Virginsin cities of Judah. Lamentations 5:12 Princes by their hand have been hanged, The faces of elders have not been honoured. Lamentations 5:13 Young men to grind they have taken, And youths with wood have stumbled. Lamentations 5:14 The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song. Lamentations 5:15 Ceased hath the joy of our heart, Turned to mourning hath been our dancing. Lamentations 5:16 Fallen hath the crown [from] our head, Woe [is] now to us, for we have sinned. Lamentations 5:17 For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim. Lamentations 5:18 For the mount of Zionthat is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it. Lamentations 5:19 Thou, O Jehovah, to the age remainest, Thy throne to generation and generation. Lamentations 5:20 Why for ever dost Thou forget us? Thou forsakest us for length of days! Lamentations 5:21 Turn us back, O Jehovah, unto Thee, And we turn back, renew our days as of old. Lamentations 5:22 For hast Thou utterly rejected us? Thou hast been wroth against usexceedingly?