32"Now therefore, our God, 1the great, the mighty, and the awesomeGod, who keepscovenant and lovingkindness, Do not let all the hardshipseeminsignificantbefore You, Which has come upon us, our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers and on all Your people, 2From the days of the kings of Assyria to thisday.
"However, 3You are just in all that has come upon us; For You have dealtfaithfully, but we have actedwickedly.
"For our kings, our leaders, our priests and our fathers have not kept Your law Or paidattention to Your commandments and Your aadmonitions with which You have badmonished them.
"But 4they, in their own kingdom, 5With Your greatgoodnesswhich You gave them, With the broad and richlandwhich You setbefore them, Did not serve You or turn from their evildeeds.
36"Behold, 6we are slavestoday, And as to the landwhich You gave to our fathers to eat of its fruit and its bounty, Behold, we are slaves in it.
"7Its abundantproduce is for the kingsWhom You have setover us because of our sins; They also ruleover our bodies And over our cattle as they please, So we are in greatdistress.