You made us retreat1 before the enemy, and our adversaries have plundered2 us.
You gave us up to be devoured like sheep3 and have scattered us among the nations.412
You sold your people for a pittance,5 gaining nothing from their sale.
You have made us a reproach6 to our neighbors,7 the scorn8 and derision9 of those around us.
You have made us a byword10 among the nations; the peoples shake their heads11 at us.
My disgrace12 is before me all day long, and my face is covered with shame1316
at the taunts14 of those who reproach and revile15 me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.1617
All this happened to us, though we had not forgotten17 you or been false to your covenant.
Our hearts had not turned18 back; our feet had not strayed from your path.
But you crushed19 us and made us a haunt for jackals20 and covered us over with deep darkness.2120
If we had forgotten22 the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,23