For our offenses1 are many in your sight, and our sins testify2 against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:313
rebellion4 and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs5 on our God, fomenting oppression6 and revolt, uttering lies7 our hearts have conceived.
So justice8 is driven back, and righteousness9 stands at a distance; truth10 has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.
Truth11 is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.12