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5 aRemember, O Lord, what is come upon us:
2 dOur inheritance is turned to strangers,
Our houses to aliens.
Our mothers are as widows.
Our wood †is sold unto us.
5 †Our necks are under persecution:
fWe labour, and have no rest.
And hto the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
And iwe have borne their iniquities.
8 mServants have ruled over us:
There is none that doth ndeliver us out of their hand.
Because of the sword of the wilderness.
10 oOur skin was black like an oven
Because of the ||terrible famine.
And qthe maids in the cities of Judah.
13 They took the young men ssto grind,
And the children tfell under the wood.
14 rThe elders have ceased from the gate,
The young men from tttheir musick.
Woe unto us, that we have sinned!
17 For this xour heart is faint;
For these things your eyes are dim.
18 Because of the mountain of Zion, yywhich is desolate,
zThe foxes walk upon it.
19 aThou, O Lord, remainest for ever;
bThy throne from generation to generation.
20 cWherefore dost thou forget us for ever,
And forsake us †so long time?
21 dTurn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned;
eRenew our days as of old.
Thou art very wroth against us.
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