“Lord, you are righteous,(A) but this day we are covered with shame(B)—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered(C) us because of our unfaithfulness(D) to you.(E) We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you.(F) The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving,(G) even though we have rebelled against him;(H) 10 we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets.(I) 11 All Israel has transgressed(J) your law(K) and turned away, refusing to obey you.

“Therefore the curses(L) and sworn judgments(M) written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned(N) against you.

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