Lamentações 5

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

2 Our inheritance is turned to the strangers, our houses to the aliants.

3 We are fatherles, euen without father, and our mothers are as widowes.

4 We have drank our water for money; our wood is sold to us.

5 Our neckes are vnder persecution: we are wearie, and haue 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 Seruants haue ruled ouer vs, none would deliuer vs out of their hands.

9 We procured our bread with [the peril of] our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

10 Our skinne was blacke like as an ouen because of the terrible famine.

11 They defiled the women in Zion, and the maydes in the cities of Iudah.

12 Princes were hung 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 music.

15 The ioy of our heart is gone, our daunce is turned into mourning.

16 The crowne of our head is fallen: wo nowe vnto vs, that we haue sinned.

17 For this our heart is faint; for these [things] our eyes are dim.

18 Because of the mountaine of Zion which is desolate: the foxes runne vpon it.

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

20 Wherefore doest thou forget vs for euer, and forsake vs so long time?

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

22 But thou hast vtterly reiected vs: thou art exceedingly angry against vs.