I claim your rules as my permanent possession, for they give me joy.
I will abandon this last remaining tribe among my people
“I will abandon my nation.
The people I call my own
I was angry at my people; I defiled my special possession and handed them over to you. You showed them no mercy;
The people I call my own attack me like birds of prey or like hyenas.
Before I restore them
“People of Babylonia,
The guardian said, “Then I am unable to redeem it, for I would ruin my own inheritance