1Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our 1reproach !
Our inheritance has been turned over to 2strangers, Our 3houses to aliens.
We have becomeorphans4without a father, Our mothers are like widows.
4aWe have to pay for our drinking5water, Our woodcomes to us at a price.
5bOur pursuers are at our necks ; We are worn out, there is 6norest for us.
We have csubmitted to 7Egypt and Assyriadto getenoughbread.
Our 8fatherssinned, and are nomore ; It is we who have borne their iniquities.
89Slavesrule over us; There is 10noone to deliver us from their hand.
We get our breadeat the 11risk of our livesfBecause of the sword in the wilderness.
Our skin has become as 12hot as an oven, Because of gthe burningheat of famine.
They ravished the 13women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
12Princes were hung by their hands ; h14Elders were not respected.
13Youngmeni15worked at the grindingmill, And youths16stumbled under loads of wood.
14Eldersjare gone from the gate, Youngmen from their 17music.
The joy of our hearts has 18ceased ; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
The 19crown has fallen from our head ; 20Woe to us, for we have sinned !
17Because of this our 21heart is faint, Because of thesethings our 22eyes are dim ;
18Because of 23MountZionwhichliesdesolate, 24Foxesprowl in it.
1925You, O LORD, kruleforever ; Your 26throne is from generation to generation.
20Why do You 27forget us forever ? Why do You forsake us lsolong ?
2128Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored ; Renew29our days as of old,
22Unless30You have utterlyrejected us And are exceedingly31angry with us.