that I may enjoy the prosperity1 of your chosen ones,2 that I may share in the joy3 of your nation and join your inheritance4 in giving praise.
We have sinned,5 even as our fathers6 did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.77
When our fathers were in Egypt, they gave no thought8 to your miracles; they did not remember9 your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea,10 the Red Sea.a8
Yet he saved them11 for his name's sake,12 to make his mighty power13 known.
He rebuked14 the Red Sea, and it dried up;15 he led them through16 the depths as through a desert.
He saved them17 from the hand of the foe;18 from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.1911
The waters covered20 their adversaries; not one of them survived.
Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.2113
But they soon forgot22 what he had done and did not wait for his counsel.2314
In the desert24 they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland25 they put God to the test.2615
So he gave them27 what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease28 upon them.