Lord, think about what has happened to us. Look at the shame our enemies have brought on us.
The land you gave us has been turned over to outsiders. Our homes have been given to strangers.
Our fathers have been killed. Our mothers don't have husbands.
We have to buy the water we drink. We have to pay for the wood we use.
Those who chase us are right behind us. We're tired. We can't get any rest.
We put ourselves under the control of Egypt and Assyria just to get enough bread.