1 Remember, O Jehovah, what hath befallen us, Look attentively, and see our reproach.
1 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
1 LORD, remember what has happened to us. Pay attention, and look at our shame!
2 Our inheritance hath been turned to strangers, Our houses to foreigners.
2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,our houses to foreigners.
2 Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, and our homes to foreigners.
3 Orphans we have been -- without a father, our mothers are as widows.
3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
3 We have become orphans, fatherless;our mothers are widows.
3 We are now orphans without fathers and our mothers are like widows.
4 Our water for money we have drunk, Our wood for a price doth come.
4 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
4 We must pay for the water we drink;our wood comes at a price.
4 We pay to drink our own water, and our own wood is sold to us at high price.
5 For our neck we have been pursued, We have laboured -- there hath been no rest for us.
5 Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.
5 We are closely pursued;we are tired, and no one offers us rest.
5 Our pursuers breathe down our necks; we are weary, but there is no rest for us.
6 To Egypt we have given a hand, To Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.
6 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
6 We made a deal with the Egyptians and the Assyrians for the price of food.
7 Our fathers have sinned -- they are not, We their iniquities have borne.
7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
7 Our fathers sinned; they no longer exist,but we bear their punishment.
7 Our ancestors sinned and no longer exist yet we continue to bear the consequences of their sin.
8 Servants have ruled over us, A deliverer there is none from their hand.
8 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
8 Slaves rule over us, and no one delivers us from their control.
9 With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.
9 We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
9 We secure our food at the risk of our livesbecause of the sword in the wilderness.
9 We risk our lives to obtain our food, facing death in the desert.
10 Our skin as an oven hath been burning, Because of the raging of the famine.
10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
10 Our skin blisters as from an oven, due to ravaging blasts of the famine.
11 Wives in Zion they have humbled, Virgins -- in cities of Judah.
11 They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.
11 Women are raped in Zion,girls in the cities of Judah.
11 They have raped women in Zion, young women in the towns of Judah.
12 Princes by their hand have been hanged, The faces of elders have not been honoured.
12 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.
12 Princes they have hung by their hands; elders they have disrespected.
13 Young men to grind they have taken, And youths with wood have stumbled.
13 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
13 Our young men must grind grain with a millstone; our youths stumble under the weight of wood.
14 The aged from the gate have ceased, Young men from their song.
14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.
14 Our elders have ceased ruling at the gate; our young men have abandoned their music.
15 Ceased hath the joy of our heart, Turned to mourning hath been our dancing.
15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
15 The joy of our hearts has ceased, and our dancing has turned into dirges.
16 Fallen hath the crown from our head, Woe is now to us, for we have sinned.
16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
16 The crown has fallen from our head woe to us, because we have sinned!
17 For this hath our heart been sick, For these have our eyes been dim.
17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.
17 This is why our hearts faint, and why our eyes grow dim:
18 For the mount of Zion -- that is desolate, Foxes have gone up on it.
18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
18 Because Mount Zion is desolate; foxes roam around it.
19 Thou, O Jehovah, to the age remainest, Thy throne to generation and generation.
19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.
19 You, LORD, are forever your throne endures from generation to generation.
20 Why for ever dost Thou forget us? Thou forsakest us for length of days!
20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?
20 So why have you completely forgotten us, forsaking us for so long?
21 Turn us back, O Jehovah, unto Thee, And we turn back, renew our days as of old.
21 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
21 Restore us to yourself, LORD, so that we may return. Renew our days as before,
22 For hast Thou utterly rejected us? Thou hast been wroth against us -- exceedingly?
22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.
22 unless You have completely rejected usand are intensely angry with us.
22 unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us without limit.
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