I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed:1 "O Lord, the great and awesome God,2 who keeps his covenant of love3 with all who love him and obey his commands,
we have sinned4 and done wrong.5 We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away6 from your commands and laws.76
We have not listened8 to your servants the prophets,9 who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers,10 and to all the people of the land.
"Lord, you are righteous,11 but this day we are covered with shame12--the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered13 us because of our unfaithfulness14 to you.158
O LORD, we and our kings, our princes and our fathers are covered with shame because we have sinned against you.169
The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving,17 even though we have rebelled against him;1810
we have not obeyed the LORD our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets.1911
All Israel has transgressed20 your law21 and turned away, refusing to obey you. "Therefore the curses22 and sworn judgments23 written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned24 against you.