Exodus 3:77Then the Lord said, a “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their b taskmasters. I know their sufferings,
Psalms 25:1818 c Consider my affliction and my trouble,
and forgive all my sins.
Resh153 Look on my d affliction and deliver me,
for e I do not forget your law.
Lamentations 1:2020 “Look, O Lord, for I am in distress;
f my stomach churns;
my heart is wrung within me,
because I have been very rebellious.
g In the street the sword bereaves;
in the house it is like death.
Restore Us to Yourself, O Lord1 h Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
look, and see i our disgrace!
2 j Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,
our homes to foreigners.
3We have become orphans, fatherless;
our mothers are like widows.
4We must pay for the water we drink;
the wood we get must be bought.
5 k Our pursuers are at our necks; ▼
▼Symmachus With a yoke on our necks
we are weary; we are given no rest.
6We have given the hand to m Egypt, and to n Assyria,
to get bread enough.
7Our fathers sinned, and are no more;
o and we bear their iniquities.
8 p Slaves rule over us;
there is none to deliver us from their hand.
9 q We get our bread at the peril of our lives,
because of the sword in the wilderness.
10 r Our skin is hot as an oven
with s the burning heat of famine.
11Women are raped in Zion,
young women in the towns of Judah.
12 t Princes are hung up by their hands;
u no respect is shown to the elders.
13Young men are compelled to v grind at the mill,
and boys stagger w under loads of wood.
14 x The old men have left the city gate,
the young men y their music.
15 z The joy of our hearts has ceased;
aa our dancing has been turned to mourning.
16 ab The crown has fallen from our head;
woe to us, for we have sinned!
17For this ac our heart has become sick,
for these things ad our eyes have grown dim,
18for Mount Zion which lies desolate;
ae jackals prowl over it.
19 af But you, O Lord, reign forever;
your throne endures to all generations.
20 ag Why do you forget us forever,
why do you forsake us for so many days?
21 ah Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored!
Renew our days as of old—
22 ai unless you have utterly rejected us,
and you remain exceedingly angry with us.
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