1: Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us; consider, and see our reproach. 2: Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. 3: We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows. 4: Our water have we to drink for money, our wood cometh unto us for a price. 5: Our pursuers are on our necks: we are weary, we have no rest. 6: We have given the hand to Egypt, [and] to Asshur, to be satisfied with bread. 7: Our fathers have sinned, [and] they are not; and we bear their iniquities. 8: Bondmen rule over us: there is no deliverer out of their hand. 9: We have to get our bread at the risk of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness. 10: Our skin gloweth like an oven, because of the burning heat of the famine. 11: They have ravished the women in Zion, the maids in the cities of Judah. 12: Princes were hanged up by their hand; the faces of elders were not honoured. 13: The young men have borne the mill, and the youths have stumbled under the wood. 14: The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music. 15: The joy of our heart hath ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. 16: The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, for we have sinned! 17: For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes have grown dim, 18: Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: foxes walk over it. 19: Thou, Jehovah, dwellest for ever; thy throne is from generation to generation. 20: Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, dost thou forsake us so long time? 21: Turn thou us unto thee, Jehovah, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. 22: Or is it that thou hast utterly rejected us? Wouldest thou be exceeding wroth against us?