Our children, our wives, our flocks, and all our livestock will be there in the cities of Gilead,
For you are our glory and joy!
צ (Tsade) Our enemies
So we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, and he
We also accept responsibility, as is written in the law, for bringing the firstborn of our sons and our cattle and the firstborn of our herds and of our flocks to the temple of our God, to the priests who are ministering in the temple of our God.
the cedars are the beams of our bedroom chamber; the pines are the rafters of our bedroom.
For you are aware of our many rebellious deeds,
Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our sheep and our cattle we will go, because we are to hold
For we lie in the dirt, with our bellies pressed to the ground.
Our kings, our leaders, our priests, and our ancestors have not kept your law. They have not paid attention to your commandments or your testimonies by which you have solemnly admonished them.
For our enemies’
“We will not give our daughters in marriage to the neighboring peoples, and we will not take their daughters in marriage for our sons.
For our shield
Our food has been cut off right before our eyes!
We and our wives and our sons and daughters have obeyed everything our ancestor Jonadab commanded us. We have never drunk wine.
Look, our fathers died violently
If we had rejected our God,