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5 aRemember, O Lord, what is come upon us:

cConsider, and bbehold acour reproach.

dOur inheritance is turned to strangers,

Our houses to aliens.

We are orphans and fatherless,

Our mothers are as widows.

We have drunken our water for money;

Our wood is sold unto us.

Our necks are under persecution:

fWe labour, and have no rest.

gWe have given the hand hto the Egyptians,

And hto the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

ikOur fathers have sinned, and klare not;

And iwe have borne their iniquities.

mServants have ruled over us:

There is none that doth ndeliver us out of their hand.

We gat our bread with the peril of our lives

Because of the sword of the wilderness.

10  oOur skin was black like an oven

Because of the ||terrible famine.

11  pqThey ravished the women in Zion,

And qthe maids in the cities of Judah.

12  Princes are hanged up by their hand:

The faces of relders swere not honoured.

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.

15  The joy of our heart is ceased;

uOur dance vis turned into mourning.

16  wThe crown is fallen from our head:

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.

22  ||But fthou hast utterly rejected us;

Thou art very wroth against us.

KJV 1900

About King James Version

This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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