Lamentations 5

5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. 5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. 5:3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers [are] as widows. 5:4 We have drank our water for money; our wood is sold to us. 5:5 Our necks [are] under persecution: we labor, [and] have no rest. 5:6 We have given the hand [to] the Egyptians, [and to] the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread. 5:7 Our fathers have sinned, [and are] not; and we have borne their iniquities. 5:8 Servants have ruled over us: [there is] none that doth deliver [us] out of their hand. 5:9 We procured our bread with [the peril of] our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness. 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine. 5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, [and] the maids in the cities of Judah. 5:12 Princes were hanged by their hand: the faces of elders were not honored. 5:13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood. 5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music. 5:15 The joy of our heart hath ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. 5:16 The crown is fallen [from] our head: woe to us, that we have sinned! 5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these [things] our eyes are dim. 5:18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. 5:19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. 5:20 Why dost thou forget us for ever, [and] forsake us so long time? 5:21 Turn thou us to thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. 5:22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.