"O Sovereign LORD! You have made the heavens and earth by your great power. Nothing is too hard for you!
You are loving and kind to thousands, though children suffer for their parents' sins. You are the great and powerful God, the LORD Almighty.
You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles. You are very aware of the conduct of all people, and you reward them according to their deeds.
You performed miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt -- things still remembered to this day! And you have continued to do great miracles in Israel and all around the world. You have made your name very great, as it is today.
"You brought Israel out of Egypt with mighty signs and wonders, with great power and overwhelming terror.
You gave the people of Israel this land that you had promised their ancestors long before -- a land flowing with milk and honey.
Our ancestors came and conquered it and lived in it, but they refused to obey you or follow your law. They have hardly done one thing you told them to! That is why you have sent this terrible disaster upon them.
"See how the siege ramps have been built against the city walls! Because of war, famine, and disease, the city has been handed over to the Babylonians, who will conquer it. Everything has happened just as you said it would.
And yet, O Sovereign LORD, you have told me to buy the field -- paying good money for it before these witnesses -- even though the city will soon belong to the Babylonians."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)