eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise. 1
They repay me evil for good, 1 and hate for love.
fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth – just as he inflicts an injury on another person 1 that same injury 2 must be inflicted on him.
They repay me evil for the good I have done; though I have tried to do good to them, they hurl accusations at me. 1
you who practice ritual sex 1 under the oaks and every green tree, who slaughter children near the streams under the rocky overhangs. 2
He made the sky sink 1 as he descended; a thick cloud was under his feet.
They brayed 1 like animals among the bushes and were huddled together 2 under the nettles.
They come in as through a wide breach; amid the crash 1 they come rolling in. 2
He strikes them for their wickedness, 1 in a place where people can see, 2
Under the lotus trees it lies, in the secrecy of the reeds and the marsh.
They repay me evil for the good I have done; 1 I am overwhelmed with sorrow. 2
I cried out to him for help 1 and praised him with my tongue. 2
Their enemies oppressed them; they were subject to their authority. 1
They repay my love with accusations, 1 but I continue to pray. 2
A rebuke makes a greater impression on 1 a discerning person than a hundred blows on a fool. 2
So 1 I again considered 2 another 3 futile thing on earth: 4
His left hand caresses my head, 1 and his right hand stimulates me. 2
The Beloved about Her Lover: His left hand caresses my head, and his right hand stimulates me. 1
ל (Lamed) To crush underfoot all the earth’s prisoners, 1