But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing, - would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast saying - O God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner!
And, all the multitudes who had been drawn together unto this spectacle, having looked upon the things that came to pass, smiting their breasts, began to return.
and said, O my God, I turn pale and am ashamed, to lift up, O my God, my face unto thee, - for, our iniquities, have multiplied above the head, and our guilt hath magnified itself unto the heavens.
I have, heard, Ephraim bemoaning himself, Thou hast chastised me and I have been chastised, Like a bullock, not broken in, Suffer me to return that I may return, For thou, art Yahweh my God.
To the end thou mayest remember and turn pale, and there be to thee no more, an opening of mouth, because of thy reproach,- In that I have accepted a propitiatory covering for thee as to all that thou hast done, Declareth My Lord. Yahweh.
And, when they heard this, they were pricked to the heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles - What are we to do, brethren?
But God commendeth his own love unto us in that - we as yet being sinners, Christ in our behalf died.
Faithful, the saying! and, of all acceptance, worthy, - that, Christ Jesus, came into the world, sinners, to save: of whom, the chief, am, I; -
But, in his distress, he appeased the face of Yahweh his God, - and humbled himself greatly, before the God of his fathers;
both his prayer and how God was entreated of him - and all his sin and his treacherous act, and the sites whereon he built high places, and set up the Sacred Stems and the images, before he humbled himself, there they are, written in the story of the seers.
But he did not humble himself before Yahweh as Manasseh his father humbled himself, - for, he, Amon, made guilt abound.
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.
For the sake of thy Name, O Yahweh, Therefore wilt thou pardon mine iniquity, for great it is.
For there have closed in upon me, misfortunes beyond number, Mine iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see, They have become more than the hairs of my head, And, my courage, hath forsaken me!
Be favorable unto me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness, And, in the multitude of thy compassions, blot out my transgressions;
But, thou, O My Lord, art, A God of compassion and favour, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness a faithfulness.
We have sinned - with our fathers, We have acted perversely, we have committed lawlessness;
[WAW] And let thy lovingkindness reach me, O Yahweh, thy salvation, according to thy word.
If, iniquities, thou shouldest mark, O Yah, O My Lord, who could stand?
Wait, O Israel, for Yahweh, - for, with Yahweh, is lovingkindness, and there aboundeth with him - redemption.
Come, I pray you, and let us settle the disputer Saith Yahweh, - Though your sins be found like scarlet, As snow, shall they be made white, Though they appear red like crimson, As wool, shall they become.
Then said I - Woe to me! - for I am undone, Because a man of unclean lips, am, I, And in the midst of a people of unclean lips, do I dwell, - For the King. Yahweh of hosts, have mine eyes seen!
Yet didst thou meet Him who was rejoicing and working righteousness, Even them who in thy ways, remembered thee, - Lo! thou, hast been vexed, And truly we had sinned, Among them, was the prospect of an age to come , That we might be saved.
We have sinned and committed iniquity, and been guilty of lawlessness and been rebellious, - even departing from thy commandments, and from thy regulations;
To thee, O Lord, belongeth righteousness, but, to us, the shame of faces, as at this day, - to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, the near and the far off, throughout all the lands whither thou hast driven them, in their treachery, wherewith they had been treacherous against thee.
Incline, O my God, thine ear, and hearken, open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city on which hath been called thy name; for, not on the ground of our own righteousnesses, are we causing our supplications to fall down before thee, but on the ground of thine abounding compassions.
But go ye, and learn what this meaneth, - Mercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice; For I came, not to call the righteous, but sinners.
And Simon, beholding, fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying - Depart from me! Because, a sinful man, am I, O Lord!
And, Jesus, was journeying with them. But, he, by this time, being not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying unto him - Lord! do not trouble thyself, for I am of no consideration, that, under my roof, thou shouldst enter.
I will arise, and go unto my father, and will say unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee:
And, as he was entering into a certain village, there met him ten leprous men, who stood still, afar off;
But the other, answering, rebuked him, and said - Neither fearest, thou, God, in that thou art, in the same judgment?
Law, however, gained admission, in order that the fault might abound, but, where the sin abounded, the favour greatly superabounded:
For lo! this very thing - the being caused to grieve, according to God: - what manner of diligence it wrought out in you, - nay! defence, - nay! sore displeasure, - nay! fear, - nay! earnest desire, - nay! jealousy, - nay! avenging. In every way, ye shewed yourselves to be, chaste, in the matter.
Let us, then, be approaching with freedom of speech, unto the throne of favour, that we may receive mercy, and, favour, may find, for seasonable succour.
Because, propitious, will I be as to their unrighteousnesses, and, of their sins, in nowise will I be mindful, any more.
If we say - Sin, have we none! we are deceiving, ourselves, and, the truth, is not in us.