My disgrace1 is before me all day long, and my face is covered with shame216
at the taunts3 of those who reproach and revile4 me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.517
All this happened to us, though we had not forgotten6 you or been false to your covenant.
Our hearts had not turned7 back; our feet had not strayed from your path.
But you crushed8 us and made us a haunt for jackals9 and covered us over with deep darkness.1020
If we had forgotten11 the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,1221
would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?1322
Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep14 to be slaughtered.1523
Awake,16 O Lord! Why do you sleep?17 Rouse yourself !18 Do not reject us forever.1924
Why do you hide your face20 and forget21 our misery and oppression?2225
We are brought down to the dust;23 our bodies cling to the ground.