King James VersionLamentations5


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