look, and see our disgrace.s
our mothers are widows.x
4 We must buy the water we drink;y
our wood can be had only at a price.z
6 We submitted to Egypt and Assyriac
to get enough bread.
7 Our ancestorsd sinned and are no more,
and we bear their punishment.e
8 Slavesf rule over us,
and there is no one to free us from their hands.g
because of the sword in the desert.
feverish from hunger.h
11 Women have been violatedi in Zion,
and virgins in the towns of Judah.
boys stagger under loads of wood.
the young men have stopped their music.l
our dancing has turned to mourning.m
Woe to us, for we have sinned!p
with jackals prowling over it.
19 You, Lord, reign forever;w
your throne enduresx from generation to generation.
20 Why do you always forget us?y
Why do you forsakez us so long?
21 Restorea us to yourself, Lord, that we may return;
renew our days as of old
22 unless you have utterly rejected usb
and are angry with us beyond measure.c
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