1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
5:2 Our inheritance, turned over to foreigners, our houses, to aliens.
5:3 Orphans, have we become, and fatherless, our mothers, are widows indeed.
5:4 Our waterfor silver, have we drunk, our woodfor a price, cometh in.
5:5 Upon our necks, are our pursuers, We labour, and there is allowed us no rest.
5:6 To Egypt, have we stretched out our hand, to Assyria, to be satisfied with bread.
5:7 Our fathers, sinned, and are not, and, we, their iniquities, have borne.
5:8 Slaves, have ruled over us, There is none to set free from their hand.
5:9 At the risk of our life, do we bring in our bread, because of the sword of the desert.
5:10 Our skin, as with a furnace, is scorched, because of the hot winds of famine.
5:11 Womenin Zion, were ravished, virgins, in the cities of Judah!
5:12 Princes, by their hand, have been hanged, The faces of elders, not honoured.
5:13 Young men, a millstone, have lifted, and, youths, under wood, have staggered.
5:14 Elders, from the gates, have ceased. Young men, from their music.
5:15 Ceased hath the joy of our hearts, Changed to mourning, our dance.
5:16 Fallen is the crown of our head. Surely woe to us, for we have sinned.
5:17 ¶ For this cause, faint is our heart, For these things, dimmed are our eyes:
5:18 Because of Mount Zion, which is desolate, jackals, have gone prowling therein.
5:20 Wherefore shouldst thou perpetually forget us? forsake us, to length of days?
5:22 For though thou hast not, utterly rejected, us, thou art wroth with usexceedingly!
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