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Lamentations 5:20

Context
NET ©

Why do you keep on forgetting 1  us? Why do you forsake us so long?

NIV ©

Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?

NASB ©

Why do You forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so long?

NLT ©

Why do you continue to forget us? Why have you forsaken us for so long?

MSG ©

So why do you keep forgetting us? Why dump us and leave us like this?

BBE ©

Why have we gone from your memory for ever? why have you been turned away from us for so long?

NRSV ©

Why have you forgotten us completely? Why have you forsaken us these many days?

NKJV ©

Why do You forget us forever, And forsake us for so long a time?


KJV
Wherefore dost thou forget
<07911> (8799)
us for ever
<05331>_,
[and] forsake
<05800> (8799)
us so long
<0753>
time
<03117>_?
{so...: Heb. for length of days?}
NASB ©
Why
<04100>
do You forget
<07911>
us forever
<05331>
? Why do You forsake
<05800>
us so
<0753>
<3117> long
<0753>
<3117>?
HEBREW
Mymy
<03117>
Kral
<0753>
wnbzet
<05800>
wnxkst
<07911>
xunl
<05331>
hml (5:20)
<04100>
LXXM
ina
<2443
CONJ
ti
<5100
I-ASN
eiv
<1519
PREP
neikov {N-ASN} epilhsh {V-FMI-2S} hmwn
<1473
P-GP
kataleiqeiv
<2641
V-FAI-2S
hmav
<1473
P-AP
eiv
<1519
PREP
makrothta {N-GSM} hmerwn
<2250
N-GPF
NET © [draft] ITL
Why
<04100>
do you keep on forgetting us? Why do
<07911>
you forsake
<05800>
us so long
<0753>
?
NET ©

Why do you keep on forgetting 1  us? Why do you forsake us so long?

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew verb “forget” often means “to not pay attention to, ignore,” just as the Hebrew “remember” often means “to consider, attend to.”

sn The verbs “to forget” and “to remember” are often used figuratively in scripture when God is the subject, particularly in contexts of judgment (God forgets his people) and restoration of blessing (God remembers his people). In this case, the verb “to forget” functions as a hypocatastasis (implied comparison), drawing a comparison between God’s judgment and rejection of Jerusalem to a person forgetting that Jerusalem even exists. God’s judgment of Jerusalem was so intense and enduring that it seemed as though he had forgotten her. The synonymous parallelism makes this clear.



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