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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, the Gentiles have entered your inheritance and they have defiled your holy temple; they have made Jerusalem desolate.
2They gave the corpses of your Servants as food for birds of the sky and the flesh of your righteous ones to the animals of the Earth.
3They shed their blood like water around Jerusalem and there is no one to bury them.
4We were a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and a laughingstock to those around us.
5How long will you be angry, Lord Jehovah - forever? Your wrath burns like fire!
6Pour out your wrath upon the Gentiles, those who have not known you, and upon those kingdoms that have not called upon your Name.
7Because they have consumed Jacob and they have made his dwelling desolate.
8Do not remember our former sins against us; let your mercies quickly precede us because we are very humbled.
9Help us, God our Savior, for the honor of your Name; pardon and save us from our sins because of your Name.
10Lest the Gentiles say, “Where is your God?”, let the vengeance of the blood of your Servants that is shed be known among the Gentiles before our eyes.
11Let the groaning of the prisoners enter before you; by the greatness of your arm release the children from death.
12And pay our neighbors each by sevens into their bosom, the reproach of those reproaching you, Lord Jehovah!
13And we are your people and the sheep of your pasture; we will give thanks for eternity, and to a generation of generation we shall tell your wonders!