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O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.
We are conscious, O Lord, of our sin and of the wrongdoing of our fathers: we have done evil against you.
But for the fear that their haters, uplifted in their pride, might say, Our hand is strong, the Lord has not done all this.
For when the news comes to the Canaanites and all the people of the land, they will come up, shutting us in and cutting off our name from the earth: and what will you do for the honour of your great name?
Because of your name, O Lord, let me have forgiveness for my sin, which is very great.
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name let glory be given, because of your mercy and your unchanging faith.
And I was acting for the honour of my name, so that it might not be made unclean before the eyes of the nations among whom they were, and before whose eyes I gave them knowledge of myself, by taking them out of the land of Egypt.
With the Lord our God are mercies and forgiveness, for we have gone against him;
To the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely gave to us in the Loved One:
The evil you yourselves have done will be your punishment, your errors will be your judge: be certain then, and see that it is an evil and a bitter thing to give up the Lord your God, and no longer to be moved by fear of me, says the Lord, the Lord of armies.
And the Lord said to me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen what Israel, turning away from me, has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every branching tree, acting like a loose woman there.
And so a lion from the woods will put them to death, a wolf of the waste land will make them waste, a leopard will keep watch on their towns, and everyone who goes out from them will be food for the beasts; because of the great number of their sins and the increase of their wrongdoing.
I said, O my God, shame keeps me from lifting up my face to you, my God: for our sins are increased higher than our heads and our evil-doing has come up to heaven.
But still, you have been in the right in everything which has come on us; you have been true to us, but we have done evil:
We are sinners, acting wrongly and doing evil; we have gone against you, turning away from your orders and from your laws: