"Lord, you are righteous,11 but this day we are covered with shame12--the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered13 us because of our unfaithfulness14 to you.15
All Israel has transgressed20 your law21 and turned away, refusing to obey you. "Therefore the curses22 and sworn judgments23 written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned24 against you.
You have fulfilled25 the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing upon us great disaster.26 Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like27 what has been done to Jerusalem.28
O Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts,36 turn away37 your anger and your wrath38 from Jerusalem,39 your city, your holy hill.40 Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn41 to all those around us.
Give ear,43 O God, and hear;44 open your eyes and see45 the desolation of the city that bears your Name.46 We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.47