New Amharic Standard Version

ሰቆቃወ 5:1-22

1እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ በእኛ ላይ የደረሰውን አስብ፤

ውርደታችንን እይ፤ ተመልከትም።

2ርስታችን ለመጻተኞች፣

ቤቶቻችን ለባዕዳን ዐልፈው ተሰጡ።

3ወላጅ አልባና አባት የሌላቸው ሆንን፤

እናቶቻችን እንደ መበለቶች ሆኑ።

4ለምንጠጣው ውሃ መክፈል ነበረብን፤

ዕንጨታችንንም የምናገኘው በግዢ ነበር።

5የሚያሳድዱን ከተረከዞቻችን ሥር ናቸው፤

ተጨንቀናል ዕረፍትም አጥተናል።

6እንጀራ እንጠግብ ዘንድ፣

ለአሦርና ለግብፅ እጃችንን ሰጠን።

7አባቶቻችን ኀጢአት ሠርተው አለፉ፤

እኛም የእነርሱን ቅጣት ተሸከምን።

8ባሮች ሠልጥነውብናል፤

ከእጃቸው ነጻ የሚያወጣን ማንም የለም።

9በምድረ በዳ ካለው ሰይፍ የተነሣ፣

በሕይወታችን ተወራርደን እንጀራ አገኘን።

10ቈዳችን እንደ ምድጃ ጠቍሮአል፤

በራብም ተቃጥሎአል።

11ሴቶች በጽዮን፣

ደናግል በይሁዳ ከተሞች ተደፈሩ።

12መሳፍንት በእነርሱ እጅ ተሰቀሉ፤

ሽማግሌዎችም አልተከበሩም።

13ጐልማሶች ወፍጮ እንዲፈጩ ተገደዱ፤

ወንዶች ልጆች በዕንጨት ሸክም ተንገዳገዱ።

14ሽማግሌዎች ከከተማዪቱ በር ሄደዋል፤

ጐልማሶች ዝማሬያቸውን አቁመዋል።

15ደስታ ከልባችን ጠፍቶአል፤

ጭፈራችን ወደ ልቅሶ ተለውጦአል።

16አክሊላችን ከራሳችን ላይ ወድቆአል፤

ወዮልን፤ ኀጢአት ሠርተናልና!

17ከዚህ የተነሣ ልባችን ደከመ፤

ከእነዚህ የተነሣም ዐይናችን ፈዘዘ፤

18ባዶዋን የቀረችው የጽዮን ተራራ፣

የቀበሮዎች መፈንጫ ሆናለችና።

19አቤቱ እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ አንተ ለዘላለም ትገዛለህ፤

ዙፋንህ ከትውልድ እስከ ትውልድ ይኖራል።

20ስለ ምን ፈጽመህ ትረሳናለህ?

ስለምንስ ለረዥም ጊዜ ትተወናለህ?

21እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ ወደ አንተ መልሰን፤ እኛም እንመለሳለን፤

ዘመናችንን እንደ ቀድሞው አድስ፤

22ፈጽመህ ካልጣልኸን፣

ከመጠን በላይ ካልተቈጣኸን።

New International Version

Lamentations 5:1-22

1Remember, Lord, what has happened to us;

look, and see our disgrace.

2Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,

our homes to foreigners.

3We have become fatherless,

our mothers are widows.

4We must buy the water we drink;

our wood can be had only at a price.

5Those who pursue us are at our heels;

we are weary and find no rest.

6We submitted to Egypt and Assyria

to get enough bread.

7Our ancestors sinned and are no more,

and we bear their punishment.

8Slaves rule over us,

and there is no one to free us from their hands.

9We get our bread at the risk of our lives

because of the sword in the desert.

10Our skin is hot as an oven,

feverish from hunger.

11Women have been violated in Zion,

and virgins in the towns of Judah.

12Princes have been hung up by their hands;

elders are shown no respect.

13Young men toil at the millstones;

boys stagger under loads of wood.

14The elders are gone from the city gate;

the young men have stopped their music.

15Joy is gone from our hearts;

our dancing has turned to mourning.

16The crown has fallen from our head.

Woe to us, for we have sinned!

17Because of this our hearts are faint,

because of these things our eyes grow dim

18for Mount Zion, which lies desolate,

with jackals prowling over it.

19You, Lord, reign forever;

your throne endures from generation to generation.

20Why do you always forget us?

Why do you forsake us so long?

21Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return;

renew our days as of old

22unless you have utterly rejected us

and are angry with us beyond measure.