I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord, the 1great and awesomeGod, who 2keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
53we have sinned, committediniquity, actedwickedly and 4rebelled, even 5turningaside from Your commandments and ordinances.
"Moreover, we have not 6listened to Your servants the prophets, whospoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land.
"7Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us a8openshame, as it is thisday -to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and allIsrael, those who are nearby and those who are far away in 9all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithfuldeedswhich they have committed against You.
"bOpenshame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
"To the Lord our God belong 10compassion and forgiveness, cfor we have 11rebelled against Him;
10nor have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in His dteachingswhich He 12setbefore us through His servants the prophets.
"Indeed 13allIsrael has transgressed Your law and turnedaside, not obeying Your voice ; so the 14curse has been poured out on us, along with the oathwhich is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him.
"Thus He has 15confirmed His wordswhich He had spokenagainst us and against our e16rulerswhoruled us, to bring on us greatcalamity ; for under the wholeheaven there has 17not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem.
"As it is written in the 18law of Moses, allthiscalamity has come on us; yet we have 19not fsought the favor of the LORD our God by 20turning from our iniquity and ggivingattention to Your truth.
"Therefore the LORD has h21kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is 22righteous with respect to all His deedswhich He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.
"And now, O Lord our God, who have 23brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mightyhand and have 24made a name for Yourself, as it is thisday -we have sinned, we have beenwicked.
"O Lord, in accordance with all Your irighteousacts, let now Your 25anger and Your wrathturnaway from Your cityJerusalem, Your 26holymountain ; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a 27reproach to all those around us.
"So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplications, and for jYour sake, O Lord, 28let Your faceshine on Your 29desolatesanctuary.
"O my God, 30incline Your ear and hear ! Open Your eyes and 31see our desolations and the citywhich is 32called by Your name ; for we are not k33presenting our supplicationsbefore You on account of lany merits of our own, but on account of Your greatcompassion.
"O Lord, hear ! O Lord, forgive ! O Lord, listen and takeaction ! For Your own sake, O my God, 34do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name."