Lamentations 5:1-7 NCV

1 Remember, Lord, what happened to us. Look and see our disgrace.
2 Our land has been turned over to strangers; our houses have been given to foreigners.
3 We are like orphans with no father; our mothers are like widows.
4 We have to buy the water we drink; we must pay for the firewood.
5 Those who chase after us want to catch us by the neck. We are tired and find no rest.
6 We made an agreement with Egypt and with Assyria to get enough food.
7 Our ancestors sinned against you, but they are gone; now we suffer because of their sins.