When the Desirables are Not Available - Lamentations 5

Book of Lamentations

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 musick. 

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. KJV 

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