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Lamentations 5 - AMP

2 Our inheritance has fallen over to strangers, our houses to foreigners. 3 We have become orphans and fatherless; our mothers are like widows. 4 We have had to pay money to drink the water that belongs to us; our wood is sold to us. 5 Our pursuers are upon our necks ; we are weary and are allowed no rest. 6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians and to the Assyrians to get food to satisfy . 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and Fathers and sons alike are responsible for the calamity that has befallen Jerusalem. The truth of the matter is: this generation too deserved their punishment. ``Woe to us, for we have sinned! Because of this our hearts are faint and sick; because of these things our eyes are dim and see darkly" (Lam. 5:16, 17).we have borne their iniquities. 8 Servants and slaves rule over us; there is none to deliver us out of their hands. 9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness . 10 Our skin glows and is parched as from an oven because of the burning heat of famine. 11 They ravished the women in Zion, the virgins in the cities of Judah. 12 They hung princes by their hands; the persons of elders were not respected. 13 Young men carried millstones, and boys fell under wood. 14 The elders have ceased from the city's gate, the young men from their music. 15 Ceased is the joy of our hearts; our dancing has turned into mourning. 16 The crown has fallen from our head ! Woe to us, for we have sinned! 17 Because of this our hearts are faint and sick; because of these things our eyes are dim and see darkly. 18 As for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, the jackals prowl over it! 19 But You, O Lord, remain and reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generations. 20 Why do You forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so long? 21 Turn us to Yourself, O Lord, and we shall be turned and restored! Renew our days as of old!-- 22 Or have You utterly rejected us? ``The Book of Lamentations, like so many of even the saddest of the psalms, does in fact end with the language of hope, a hope that is so little apparent on the first reading of the conclusion to Lamentations that in many Hebrew manuscripts the words of Lam. 5:21 are repeated at the end, right after Lam. 5:22, so that its words of hope and restoration rather than the somber ending of ``Or are You exceedingly angry with us ?" may be the last to fall upon the ear. A similar expedient is used in the case of Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, and Malachi" (The Cambridge Bible). See also footnote on Jer. 52:34.Or are You exceedingly angry with us ?

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Ronnie Miller avatar
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Aug, 2011
Summary: He morns and weeps for the people and that's what this book is all about....lament....but more than one...is called lamentations
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 944
Tom Shepard avatar
Letters of Lament - Thoughts From Lamentations Chapter Five
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2009
Summary: A reading through Chapter Five of Lamentations. This is not a typical sermon.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 5:1-22
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Jefferson Williams avatar
Good Grief
Shared by: Jefferson Williams on May, 2008
Summary: Based on the book of Lamentations, this sermon deals with how to handle grief
based on 4 ratings
Views: 1,362
David Moore avatar
Coping With Crisis
Shared by: David Moore on Jan, 2008
Summary: Following the destruction of Jerusalem, and the captivity of Judah, Jeremiah shows how we may find God’s presence at the heart of our sufferings.
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,043
Scott Chambers avatar
Sin Can Never Deliver What it Promises
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Sep, 2007
Summary: This is the final message in a series from the book of Lamentations.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 5:1-22
Views: 1,896
Scott Chambers avatar
Jeremiah's Diary
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Aug, 2007
Summary: This is a message in a series of sermons from the book of Lamentations. This particular message is a survey of the book.
based on 10 ratings
Views: 1,496
Gregory  Neill avatar
Confession and Hope
Shared by: Gregory Neill on Jan, 2007
Summary: Part 8 in a series on Lamentations. Lamentations closes with four keys to renewal.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 5:1-22
Views: 824
Dean Morgan avatar
Father's Importance
Shared by: Dean Morgan on Jun, 2006
Summary: Some fathering advocates would say that almost every social ill faced by America’s children is related to fatherlessness. The data supports the fact that from fatherless homes children are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Lamentations 5:7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,836
Jeremy  Houck avatar
Can God Be Trusted?
Shared by: Jeremy Houck on Jun, 2005
Summary: In times of crisis I have often wondered why God doesn’t seem to be faithful to His promises. For example, haven’t you ever frowned doubtfully when reading, "Whatever you ask in prayer you will receive"? Or how about, "Ask and it will be given to you"? Or
based on 54 ratings
Views: 6,825
Steve Boyd avatar
Renew Us Our Days
Shared by: Steve Boyd on Feb, 2004
Summary: The opportunity to start over again is one of the greatest gifts that God gives to mankind...
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jan, 2001
Summary: Are you aware that America is in a cultural civil war? This message suggests 5 things that we can do to reclaim the heritage that is ours as Christians. (Powerpoints available - #304.)
based on 256 ratings
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