Let us examine our ways and test them,1 and let us return to the LORD.241
Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven,3 and say:
"We have sinned and rebelled4 and you have not forgiven.543
"You have covered yourself with anger and pursued6 us; you have slain without pity.744
You have covered yourself with a cloud8 so that no prayer9 can get through.1045
You have made us scum11 and refuse among the nations.
"All our enemies have opened their mouths wide12 against us.1347
We have suffered terror and pitfalls,14 ruin and destruction.15"