Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth.
For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.
And they said to him, Be quiet; say nothing, and come with us and be our father and priest; is it better for you to be priest to one man's house or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?
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.
And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord:
I am less than nothing in comparison with all your mercies and your faith to me your servant; for with only my stick in my hand I went across Jordan, and now I have become two armies.
And after the people had been numbered, David's heart was troubled. And David said to the Lord, Great has been my sin in doing this; but now, O Lord, be pleased to take away the sin of your servant, for I have done very foolishly
While he himself went a day's journey into the waste land, and took a seat under a broom-plant, desiring for himself only death; for he said, It is enough: now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.
O Lord God of Israel, righteousness is yours; we are only a small band which has been kept from death, as at this day: see, we are before you in our sin; for no one may keep his place before you because of this.
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:
Then you will have me pushed into the dust, so that I will seem disgusting to my very clothing.
So that he may give decision for a man in his cause with God, and between a son of man and his neighbour.
I would put my cause in order before him, and my mouth would be full of arguments
I would make clear the number of my steps, I would put it before him like a prince! The words of Job are ended.
Against you, you only, have I done wrong, working that which is evil in your eyes; so that your words may be seen to be right, and you may be clear when you are judging.
If you have done foolishly in lifting yourself up, or if you have had evil designs, put your hand over your mouth.
Then I said, The curse is on me, and my fate is destruction; for I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of armies.
We all went wandering like sheep; going every one of us after his desire; and the Lord put on him the punishment of us all.
For we have all become like an unclean person, and all our good acts are like a dirty robe: and we have all become old like a dead leaf, and our sins, like the wind, take us away.
We are sinners, acting wrongly and doing evil; we have gone against you, turning away from your orders and from your laws:
O Lord, righteousness is yours, but shame is on us, even to this day; and on the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem, and on all Israel, those who are near and those who are far off, in all the countries where you have sent them because of the sin which they have done against you.
The nations will see and be shamed because of all their strength; they will put their hands on their mouths, their ears will be stopped.
Let all flesh be quiet and make no sound before the Lord: for he is awake and has come from his holy resting-place.
But Simon, when he saw it, went down at the knees of Jesus and said, Go away from me, O Lord, for I am a sinner.
I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes:
The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner.