1: Remember, Yahweh, what has come on us: Look, 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: We have drunken our water for money; Our wood is sold to us.
5: Our pursuers are on our necks: We are weary, and have no rest.
6: We have given the hand to the Egyptians, To the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
7: Our fathers sinned, and are no more; We have borne their iniquities.
8: Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.
9: We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
10: Our skin is black like an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.
11: They ravished the women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
12: Princes were hanged up by their hand: The faces of elders were not honored.
13: The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.
14: The elders have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.
15: The joy of our heart is ceased; Our dance is turned into mourning.
16: The crown is fallen from our head: Woe to us! for we have sinned.
17: For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;
18: For the mountain of Zion, which is desolate: The foxes walk on it.
19: You, Yahweh, remain forever; Your throne is from generation to generation.
20: Why do you forget us forever, And forsake us so long time?
21: Turn us to yourself, Yahweh, and we shall be turned. Renew our days as of old.
22: But you have utterly rejected us; You are very angry against us.