Let the priests, who minister1 before the LORD, weep2 between the temple porch and the altar.3 Let them say, "Spare your people, O LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn,4 a byword5 among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?6' "
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