"We are insulted and mocked by all our enemies.
We have been through disaster and ruin; we live in danger and fear.
My eyes flow with rivers of tears at the destruction of my people.
"My tears will pour out in a ceaseless stream
Until the Lord looks down from heaven and sees us.
My heart is grieved when I see what has happened to the women of the city.
"I was trapped like a bird by enemies who had no cause to hate me.
They threw me alive into a pit and closed the opening with a stone.
Water began to close over me, and I thought death was near.
"From the bottom of the pit, O Lord, I cried out to you,
And when I begged you to listen to my cry, you heard.