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The Old Testament book of Lamentations expresses grief at the exile of the Jews in Babylon. It is written on the style of Middle Eastern city lamentations, such as the Lament for Ur. The book of Lamentations is traditionally ascribed to the prophet Jeremiah, but the basis for his authorship is shaky. It is apparently an authentic historical document, written soon after the exile to Babylon in 586 B.C.E. Lamentations: Scene from book of Lamentations

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Lamentations Chapter 5

Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.

Lamentations 5:2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.

Lamentations 5:3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

Lamentations 5:4 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.

Lamentations 5:5 Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.

Lamentations 5:6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.

Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.

Lamentations 5:8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.

Lamentations 5:9 We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

Lamentations 5:11 They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.

Lamentations 5:12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.

Lamentations 5:13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

Lamentations 5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.

Lamentations 5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

Lamentations 5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

Lamentations 5:18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

Lamentations 5:19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

Lamentations 5:20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?

Lamentations 5:21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

Lamentations 5:22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.


 

 


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The bible and Zionism

The Bible, the Old Testament, has become a mainstay of human culture, but it is first and foremost a historical document of the Jewish people and our culture. It tells the story of our ancient kingdoms and civilization in the Land of Israel, and therefore it kept alive the tie of the people of Israel to the land of Israel for 2000 years. It forms the moral and cultural basis of Zionist ideology and aspirations.

The Bible, the Old Testament, is accepted by the three major Western faiths. It is a major work of Western civilization. The Bible documents the historic connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, even for those who do not believe that the Bible is the literal word of God, and even for those who do not believe in God at all. It is the historic epic of the Jewish people in our land.  

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