Lamentations 5 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Lamentations 5


Lamentations 5:1

Remember, O Jehovah, what is 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 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 at 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 virgins in the cities of Judah.

Lamentations 5:12

Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.

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 Jehovah, 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 Jehovah, 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.

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