- Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us: Behold, and see our reproach.
- Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, Our houses unto aliens.
- We are orphans and fatherless;
Our mothers are as widows.
- We have drunken our water for money;
Our wood is sold unto us.
- Our pursuers are upon our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.
- We have given the hand to the Egyptians, And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
- Our fathers sinned, and are not;
And we have borne their iniquities.
- Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.
- We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
- Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
- They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
- Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.
- The young men bare the mill;
And the children stumbled under the wood.
- The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.
- The joy of our heart is ceased;
Our dance is turned into mourning.
- The crown is fallen from our head: Woe unto us!
for we have sinned.
- For this our heart is faint;
For these things our eyes are dim;
- For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk upon it.
- Thou, O Jehovah, abidest for ever;
Thy throne is from generation to generation.
- Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, [And] forsake us so long time?
- Turn thou us unto thee, O Jehovah, and we shall be turned;
Renew our days as of old.
- But thou hast utterly rejected us;
Thou art very wroth against us.