"Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us. Take a look at our disgrace!
"The land we inherited has been turned over to strangers. Our homes have been turned over to foreigners.
We are orphans without a father. Our mothers are like widows.
We have to pay to drink our own water. We have to pay to chop our own wood.
[Our enemies] are breathing down our necks. We are worn out [and] not permitted to rest.
We had to beg Egypt and Assyria for food.