"Lord, you are righteous,13 but this day we are covered with shame14--the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered15 us because of our unfaithfulness16 to you.17
All Israel has transgressed22 your law23 and turned away, refusing to obey you. "Therefore the curses24 and sworn judgments25 written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned26 against you.
You have fulfilled27 the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing upon us great disaster.28 Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like29 what has been done to Jerusalem.30
O Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts,38 turn away39 your anger and your wrath40 from Jerusalem,41 your city, your holy hill.42 Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn43 to all those around us.
Give ear,45 O God, and hear;46 open your eyes and see47 the desolation of the city that bears your Name.48 We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.49