Chapter
Lamentations 5



Book of Lamentations - Chapter 5

Lamentations 5:1

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

Lamentations 5:2

Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to 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 necks [are] under persecution: we labour, [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 have sinned, [and are] not; and we have borne their iniquities.

Lamentations 5:8

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

Lamentations 5:9

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

Lamentations 5:10

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

Lamentations 5:11

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

Lamentations 5:12

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

Lamentations 5:13

They took the young men to grind, and the children fell 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, that we have sinned!

Lamentations 5:17

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

Lamentations 5:18

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

Lamentations 5:19

Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne 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 LORD, 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.