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Lamentations 5:1

    Lamentations 5:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remember, O LORD, what is come on us: consider, and behold our reproach.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us: Behold, and see our reproach.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep in mind, O Lord, what has come to us: take note and see our shame.

    Webster's Revision

    Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us: Behold, and see our reproach.

    World English Bible

    Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us: Look, and see our reproach.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Remember, O what is LORD, come upon us: behold, and see our reproach.

    Definitions for Lamentations 5:1

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 5:1

    Remember, O Lord - In the Vulgate, Syriac, and Arabic, this is headed, "The prayer of Jeremiah." In my old MS. Bible: Here bigynneth the orison of Jeremye the prophete.

    Though this chapter consists of exactly twenty-two verses, the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, yet the acrostic form is no longer observed. Perhaps any thing so technical was not thought proper when in agony and distress (under a sense of God's displeasure on account of sin) they prostrated themselves before him to ask for mercy. Be this as it may, no attempt appears to have been made to throw these verses into the form of the preceding chapters. It is properly a solemn prayer of all the people, stating their past and present sufferings, and praying for God's mercy.

    Behold our reproach - הביט hebita. But many MSS. of Kennicott's, and the oldest of my own, add the ה he paragogic, הביטה hebitah, "Look down earnestly with commiseration;" for paragogic letters always increase the sense.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 5:1

    What is come upon us - literally, "what" has happened "to us:" our national disgrace.