12 And now, Lord,d I turn my face to you,
and raise my eyes toward you.
and not listen to such reproaches any more.
of any defilement with a man,
or the name of my father in the land of my exile.
I am my father’s only child;
he has no other child to be his heir;
and he has no close relative or other kindred
for whom I should keep myself as wife.
Already seven husbands of mine have died.
Why should I still live?
But if it is not pleasing to you, O Lord, to take my life,
hear me in my disgrace.”
Other ancient authorities lack Lord