The document, in fact, is unendorsed, and without a title, and there is not a word of "supplication" in it.
But soon a storm arises, and, supplication to the gods failing, the sailors cast lots to discover the guilty man who has brought this great trouble.
A sorrowful supplication, in which the speakers deplore, not the fall of Jerusalem, but their own state of galling dependence and hopeless poverty.
This and other of his religious tracts, A Short Rule of Good Life, Triumphs over Death, Mary Magdalen's Tears and a Humble Supplication to Queen Elizabeth, were widely circulated in manuscript.
The Syriac word ethkashshaph, which means literally to "cut oneself," is the regular equivalent of to "make supplication."