Moreover, our eyes failed, looking in vain1 for help;2 from our towers we watched for a nation3 that could not save us.
Men stalked us at every step, so we could not walk in our streets. Our end was near, our days were numbered, for our end had come.419
Our pursuers were swifter than eagles5 in the sky; they chased us6 over the mountains and lay in wait for us in the desert.720
The LORD's anointed,8 our very life breath, was caught in their traps.9 We thought that under his shadow10 we would live among the nations.