1Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us! Look down and behold our reproach!
2Our inheritance is fallen to strangers, Our houses to aliens.
3We are orphans; we are without a father; Our mothers are as widows.
4Our water we drink for money; Our wood is sold to us.
5With the yoke upon our necks, we are driven; We are wearied, and have no rest.
6We have given the hand to the Egyptians, And to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
7Our fathers sinned; they are no more, And we bear their iniquities.
8Servants rule over us; There is none that delivereth out of their hand.
9With the peril of our lives we get our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
10Our skin is parched like an oven Because of the burnings of hunger.
11Matrons in Zion have they ravished, And maidens in the cities of Judah.
12Princes were hanged up by their hand; The faces of the elders were not honored.
13Young men carried millstones, And boys fell under burdens of wood.
14The elders sit no more at the gate; The young men have ceased from their music.
15The joy of our heart is at an end; Our dancing is turned into mourning.
16The crown is fallen from our head; Woe unto us, that we have sinned!
17For this is our heart faint, For these things our eyes are dim;
18On account of mount Zion, which is desolate; Foxes roam over it.
19But thou, O Jehovah, sittest as king forever; Thy throne endureth from generation to generation.
20Wherefore dost thou wholly forget us, And abandon us, for so long a time?
21Turn us again to thee, O Jehovah, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old!
22For shouldst thou utterly reject us? Shouldst thou be so exceedingly wroth against us?