Remember, O Lord, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our
2Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
3We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
4We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.
6We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the
Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
7Our fathers have sinned, and
are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
8Servants have ruled
over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their
9We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of
the sword of the wilderness.
10Our skin was black like an oven because of
the terrible famine.
11They ravished the women in Zion, and the
maids in the cities of Judah.
12Princes are hanged up by their hand: the
faces of elders were not honoured.
13They took the young men to grind,
and the children fell under the wood.
14The elders have ceased from the
gate, the young men from their musick.
15The joy of our heart is ceased;
our dance is turned into mourning.
16The crown is fallen from our
head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
17For this our heart is faint;
for these things our eyes are dim.
18Because of the mountain of
Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
19Thou, O Lord,
remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.
dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?
thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
22But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.