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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