Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terribleGod, who keepestcovenant and mercy, let not all the troublea seem littlebefore thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.33
Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast doneright, but we have done wickedly :
Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers,kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them.
For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy greatgoodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fatland which thou gavestbefore them, neither turned they from their wickedworks.36
Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
And it yieldeth muchincrease unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in greatdistress.