- Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us;
consider, and see our reproach.
- Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
- We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
- Our water have we to drink for money, our wood cometh unto us for a price.
- Our pursuers are on our necks: we are weary, we have no rest.
- We have given the hand to Egypt, [and] to Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.
- Our fathers have sinned, [and] they are not;
and we bear their iniquities.
- Bondmen rule over us: there is no deliverer out of their hand.
- We have to get our bread at the risk of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.
- Our skin gloweth like an oven, because of the burning heat of the famine.
- They have ravished the women in Zion, the maids in the cities of Judah.
- Princes were hanged up by their hand;
the faces of elders were not honoured.
- The young men have borne the mill, and the youths have stumbled under the wood.
- The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.
- The joy of our heart hath 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 have grown dim,
- Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it.
- Thou, Jehovah, dwellest for ever;
thy throne is from generation to generation.
- Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, dost thou forsake us so long time?
- Turn thou us unto thee, Jehovah, and we shall be turned;
renew our days as of old.
- Or is it that thou hast utterly rejected us?
Wouldest thou be exceeding wroth against us?