GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
"Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us. Take a look at our disgrace!
King James Bible
Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
Darby Bible Translation
Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us; consider, and see our reproach.
World English Bible
Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us: Look, and see our reproach.
Young's Literal Translation
Remember, O Jehovah, what hath befallen us, Look attentively, and see our reproach.
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CommentaryLamentations 5:1 Parallel Commentaries
The book familiarly known as the Lamentations consists of four elegies (i., ii., iii., iv.) and a prayer (v.). The general theme of the elegies is the sorrow and desolation created by the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.: the last poem (v.) is a prayer for deliverance from the long continued distress. The elegies are all alphabetic, and like most alphabetic poems (cf. Ps. cxix.) are marked by little continuity of thought. The first poem is a lament over Jerusalem, bereft, by the siege, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
You made us a disgrace to our neighbors and an object of ridicule and contempt to those around us.
Look at my misery, and rescue me, because I have never forgotten your teachings.
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem. They will never be silent day or night. Whoever calls on the LORD, do not give yourselves any rest,
until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees.
Listen to their insults, all their plots against me.
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