we have sinned1 and done wrong.2 We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away3 from your commands and laws.46
We have not listened5 to your servants the prophets,6 who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers,7 and to all the people of the land.
"Lord, you are righteous,8 but this day we are covered with shame9--the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered10 us because of our unfaithfulness11 to you.128
O LORD, we and our kings, our princes and our fathers are covered with shame because we have sinned against you.139
The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving,14 even though we have rebelled against him;15