1 Remember, LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace.
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2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to foreigners.
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3 We have become fatherless, our mothers are widows.
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4 We must buy the water we drink; our wood can be had only at a price.
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5 Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest.
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6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough bread.
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7 Our ancestors sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.
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8 Slaves rule over us, and there is no one to free us from their hands.
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9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
10 Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.
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11 Women have been violated in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.
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12 Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect.
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13 Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
14 The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.
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15 Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning.
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16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
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17 Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
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18 for Mount Zion, which lies desolate, with jackals prowling over it.
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19 You, LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
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20 Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?
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21 Restore us to yourself, LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old
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22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.
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