Remember, O Jehovah, what is for us; look, and see our reproach.
Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to foreigners.
We are orphans and have no father; our mothers are as widows.
We have drunk our water for silver; our wood comes with a price.
On our necks we are persecuted; we toil, and there is no◦ rest for us.
We have given the hand to Egypt, to Assyria, to be··satisfied with bread.
Our fathers have sinned, and are not◦; and we◦ have borne··the··burden◦ of their iniquities.
servants have ruled over◦ us; there is none that pulls· us ·out◦ from their hand.
We brought our bread with the peril of our souls on··account··of◦ the sword of the wilderness.
Our skin was··charred* as an oven from the faces of the gales of the famine.
They afflicted the women in Zion, the virgins in the cities of Judah.
By their hand princes are hanged; the faces of elders were not honored.
They took··up the young··men to··grind, and the lads stumbled over◦ the wood.
The elders have ceased from the gate, the young··men from their strumming.
The joy of our heart has ceased; our dancing has turned to mourning.
The crown of our head is fallen; woe unto us now◦, that we have sinned!
Over this our heart is infirm; over these our eyes are··darkened.
On··account··of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon◦ it.
Thou◦, O Jehovah, dwellest for eternity; Thy throne from generation to generation.
Why dost Thou forget us perpetually, and forsake us for length of days?
Return Thou us unto▵ Thee, O Jehovah, and we shall be turned··back; renew our ancient days.
For rejecting shalt Thou reject us and be· ever very ·enraged against us?