- Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us;
behold, and see our reproach.
- Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, our houses unto aliens.
- We are become orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
- We have drunk our water for money;
our wood cometh to us for price.
- To our very necks we are pursued;
we labour, and have no rest.
- We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria, to have bread enough;
- Our fathers have 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 with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
- Our skin is hot like an oven because of the burning heat of famine.
- They have ravished the women in Zion, the maidens in the cities of Judah.
- Princes are hanged up by their hand;
the faces of elders are not honoured.
- The young men have borne the mill, and the children have 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 LORD, art enthroned 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 LORD, and we shall be turned;
renew our days as of old.
- Thou canst not have utterly rejected us, and be exceeding wroth against us!