You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and ravish her.1 You will build a house, but you will not live in it.2 You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit.331
Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them.
Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation,4 and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand.
A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression5 all your days.6