"Why should any living mortal (any person) complain about being punished for sin?
Let us look closely at our ways and examine them and then return to the LORD.
Let us raise our hearts and hands to God in heaven.
"We have been disobedient and rebellious. You haven't forgiven us.
You covered yourself with anger and pursued us. You killed without pity.
You covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer could get through it.
You made us the scum and trash of the nations.
All our enemies gawk at us.
Panic and pitfalls have found us, so have devastation and destruction.
"Streams of tears run down from my eyes over the ruin of my dear people.
My eyes will keep flowing without stopping for a moment