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Lamentations 5:20-22 Common English Bible (CEB)

20 Why do you forget us continually;
        why do you abandon us for such a long time?
21 Return us, Lord, to yourself. Please let us return![a]
        Give us new days, like those long ago—
22 unless you have completely rejected us,
        or have become too angry with us.[b]


  1. Lamentations 5:21 Or and we will return or so that we can return
  2. Lamentations 5:22 Or But instead you have completely rejected us, become too angry with us, or Because if you have completely rejected us, have become too angry with us.
Common English Bible (CEB)

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Lamentations 5:20-22 New International Version (NIV)

20 Why do you always forget us?
    Why do you forsake us so long?
21 Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return;
    renew our days as of old
22 unless you have utterly rejected us
    and are angry with us beyond measure.

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Lamentations 5:20-22 King James Version (KJV)

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

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

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

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