Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us; look, and see our disgrace.12
Our inheritance2 has been turned over to aliens,3 our homes4 to foreigners.53
We have become orphans and fatherless, our mothers like widows.64
We must buy the water we drink;7 our wood can be had only at a price.85
Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary9 and find no rest.106
We submitted to Egypt and Assyria11 to get enough bread.
Our fathers12 sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.138
Slaves14 rule over us, and there is none to free us from their hands.159
We get our bread at the risk of our lives because of the sword in the desert.
Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger.1611
Women have been ravished17 in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah.