I say unto GOD, Do not hold me guilty, Let me know, on what account thou contendest with me!
I, shall be held guilty, - Wherefore then, in vain, should I toil?
Yet, if, thou thyself, wilt diligently seek unto GOD, - and, unto the Almighty, wilt make supplication;
For, unto GOD, hath one ever said - I have borne punishment, I will not be perverse;
O Yahweh! do not, in thine anger, correct me, nor, in thy wrath, chastise me.
The sins of my youth, and my transgressions, do not thou call to mind, - According to thine own lovingkindness, remember thou me, for the sake of thine own goodness, O Yahweh.
O Yahweh, do not, in thine anger, correct me, nor, in thy wrath, chastise me;
But, thou, Yahweh, Adonay, deal effectually with me, for the sake of thy Name, Since good is thy lovingkindness, O rescue me;
Search me, O GOD, and observe my heart, Try me, and observe my cares;
Let us search out our ways, and examine them well, and let us return unto Yahweh;
Fallen is the crown of our head. Surely woe to us, for we have sinned.
If, however, we had been setting, ourselves, apart, we had not, in that case, been coming under judgment;