Lamentations Chapter 5 (Index)

Chapters: 1





001  Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.

002  Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.

003  We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

004  We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

005  Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.

006  We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

007  Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

008  Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

009  We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

010  Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

011  They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.

012  Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.

013  They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

014  The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

015  The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

016  The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

017  For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

018  Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

019  Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

020  Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

021  Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

022  But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.