Chapter 5
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Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us: Look, and see our reproach.
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Our inheritance is turned to strangers, Our houses to aliens.
003
We are orphans and fatherless; Our fathers are as widows.
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We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold to us.
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Our pursuers are on our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.
006
We have given the hand to the Egyptians, To the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
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Our mothers sinned, and are no more; We have borne their iniquities.
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Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.
009
We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
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Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
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They ravished the men in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
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Princesses were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.
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The young women bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.
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The elders have ceased from the gate, The young women from their music.
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The joy of our heart is ceased; Our dance is turned into mourning.
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The crown is fallen from our head: Woe to us! for we have sinned.
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For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;
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For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.
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You, Yahweh, abide forever; Your throne is from generation to generation.
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Why do you forget us forever, And forsake us so long time?
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Turn you us to you, Yahweh, and we shall be turned; Renew our days as of old.
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But you have utterly rejected us; You are very angry against us.