Lamentations 5:20
New International Version
Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?

New Living Translation
Why do you continue to forget us? Why have you abandoned us for so long?

English Standard Version
Why do you forget us forever, why do you forsake us for so many days?

Berean Study Bible
Why have You forgotten us forever? Why have You forsaken us for so long?

New American Standard Bible
Why do You forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so long?

King James Bible
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

Christian Standard Bible
Why do you continually forget us, abandon us for our entire lives?

Contemporary English Version
Why have you forgotten us for so long?

Good News Translation
Why have you abandoned us so long? Will you ever remember us again?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why have You forgotten us forever, abandoned us for our entire lives?

International Standard Version
So why have you completely forgotten us, forsaking us for so long?

NET Bible
Why do you keep on forgetting us? Why do you forsake us so long?

New Heart English Bible
Why do you keep on forgetting us? Why do you forsake us so long?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why have you completely forgotten us? Why have you abandoned us for such a long time?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore dost Thou forget us for ever, And forsake us so long time?

New American Standard 1977
Why dost Thou forget us forever; Why dost Thou forsake us so long?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why should thou forget us for ever and forsake us for such a long time?

King James 2000 Bible
Why do you forget us forever, and forsake us for so long a time?

American King James Version
Why do you forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

American Standard Version
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, And forsake us so long time?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wherefore wilt thou utterly forget us, and abandon us a long time?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why wilt thou forget us for ever? why wilt thou forsake us for a long time?

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, dost thou forsake us so long time?

English Revised Version
Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

World English Bible
Why do you forget us forever, [And] forsake us so long time?

Young's Literal Translation
Why for ever dost Thou forget us? Thou forsakest us for length of days!
Study Bible
A Prayer for Restoration
19You, O LORD, reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation. 20Why have You forgotten us forever? Why have You forsaken us for so long? 21Restore us to Yourself, O LORD, so we may return; renew our days as of old,…
Cross References
Psalm 13:1
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 44:24
Why do You hide Your face and forget our misery and oppression?

Isaiah 62:6
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD shall take no rest for yourselves,

Treasury of Scripture

Why do you forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

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Psalm 13:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Psalm 44:24
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression?

Psalm 74:1
Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?

so long time.







Lexicon
Why
לָ֤מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

have You forgotten us
תִּשְׁכָּחֵ֔נוּ (tiš·kā·ḥê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

forever?
לָנֶ֙צַח֙ (lā·ne·ṣaḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

Why have You forsaken us
תַּֽעַזְבֵ֖נוּ (ta·‘az·ḇê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

for so long?
לְאֹ֥רֶךְ (lə·’ō·reḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 753: Length
(20) Wherefore dost thou forget . . .--This was the problem of the mystery of suffering then, as it has been at all times. Jehovah had seemed forgetful of His people, indifferent to their miseries.

Verse 20. - Wherefore dost thou forget us, etc.? The poet does not say," Wherefore hast thou forgotten us?" One of the psalmists, indeed, does go so far (Psalm 74:1); but the poet of this lamentation, with a more tender and trustful reserve, adopts the tense of feeling (the imperfect) in preference to that of fact (the perfect), and asks, "Wherefore dost thou [to my feeling] forget us? Wherefore, if Jehovah's power is still unbroken, does he allow Israel to feel herself forsaken?" The fact is certain, viz. that the land of Israel is desolate, and (the poet seems to imply) desolate for some time already. The interpretation is hypothetical, and, as the last verse will show, the poet cannot bring himself to believe that it can be accurate. 5:17-22 The people of God express deep concern for the ruins of the temple, more than for any other of their calamities. But whatever changes there are on earth, God is still the same, and remains for ever wise and holy, just and good; with Him there is no variableness nor shadow of turning. They earnestly pray to God for mercy and grace; Turn us to thee, O Lord. God never leaves any till they first leave him; if he turns them to him in a way of duty, no doubt he will quickly return to them in a way of mercy. If God by his grace renew our hearts, he will by his favour renew our days. Troubles may cause our hearts to be faint, and our eyes to be dim, but the way to the mercy-seat of our reconciled God is open. Let us, in all our trials, put our whole trust and confidence in his mercy; let us confess our sins, and pour out our hearts before him. Let us watch against repinings and despondency; for we surely know, that it shall be well in the end with all that trust in, fear, love, and serve the Lord. Are not the Lord's judgments in the earth the same as in Jeremiah's days? Let Zion then be remembered by us in our prayers, and her welfare be sought above every earthly joy. Spare, Lord, spare thy people, and give not thine heritage to reproach, for the heathen to rule over them.
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