6 We held out a hand to Egypt
and to Assyria, to get sufficient food.
7 Our fathers have sinned and are gone,
but we are burdened
with their iniquities.
8 Slaves rule over us;
there is no one to rescue us
from their power.
9 We get our bread at the risk of our lives
because of the desert heat.
10 Our skin is as hot as an oven
because of the burning heat of famine.