Our 1fatherssinned, and are nomore; It is we who have borne their iniquities.
82Slavesrule over us; There is 3noone to deliver us from their hand.
We get our breadaat the 4risk of our livesbBecause of the sword in the wilderness.
Our skin has become as 5hot as an oven, Because of cthe burningheat of famine.
They ravished the 6women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
12Princes were hung by their hands; d7Elders were not respected.
13Youngmene8worked at the grindingmill, And youths9stumbled under loads of wood.
14Eldersfare gone from the gate, Youngmen from their 10music.
The joy of our hearts has 11ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
The 12crown has fallen from our head; 13Woe to us, for we have sinned!
17Because of this our 14heart is faint, Because of thesethings our 15eyes are dim;