Lamentations 51 Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us: Behold, and see our reproach. 2 Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, Our houses unto 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. ▼
▼ 1) Heb cometh for price5 Our pursuers are upon our necks: We are weary, 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 sinned, and are not; And we have borne their iniquities. 8 Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand. 9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness. 10 Our skin is ▼ black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine. ▼
▼ 1) Or hot11 They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah. 12 Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored. 13 The young men bare the mill; And the children stumbled under the wood. 14 The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music. 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! for we have sinned. 17 For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim; 18 For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The ▼ foxes walk upon it. ▼
▼ 1) Or jackals19 Thou, O Jehovah, ▼ abidest for ever; Thy throne is from generation to generation. ▼
▼ 1) Or sittest as King20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, And forsake us so long time? 21 Turn thou us unto thee, O Jehovah, and we shall be turned; Renew our days as of old. 22 ▼ But thou hast utterly rejected us; Thou art very wroth against us. ▼
▼ 1) Or Unless thou… and art etc
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