Remember, O Lord, what has come upon us; Look, and behold our reproach!
Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, And our houses to foreigners.
We have become orphans and waifs, Our mothers are like widows.
We pay for the water we drink, And our wood comes at a price.
They pursue at our heels; We labor and have no rest.
We have given our hand to the Egyptians And the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
Our fathers sinned and are no more, But we bear their iniquities.