saying:

“O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities (A)have risen higher than our heads, and our (B)guilt has (C)mounted up to the heavens.

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for (A)her sins are heaped high as heaven,
    and (B)God has remembered her iniquities.

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For my (A)iniquities have gone over my head;
    like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

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But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded, and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Behold, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, (A)was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand, but you have killed them in a rage (B)that has reached up to heaven.

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21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. (A)I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 15:21 Some manuscripts add treat me as one of your hired servants

therefore I despise myself,
    and repent[a] in (A)dust and ashes.”

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  1. Job 42:6 Or and am comforted

24 “But from our youth the shameful thing has devoured all for which our fathers labored, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. 25 (A)Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us. For (B)we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day, and we have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.”

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15 O Lord, the God of Israel, you are just, for we are left a (A)remnant that has escaped, as it is today. Behold, we are before you in our (B)guilt, (C)for none can stand before you because of this.”

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21 (A)But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things (B)of which you are now ashamed? (C)For the end of those things is death.

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To you, (A)O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us open shame, as at this day, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, (B)those who are near and (C)those who are far away, in (D)all the lands to which you have driven them, because of (E)the treachery that they have committed against you. To us, O Lord, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because (F)we have sinned against you.

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63 that you may remember and be confounded, and (A)never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord God.”

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19 For after (A)I had turned away, I relented,
    and after I was instructed, (B)I struck my thigh;
(C)I was ashamed, and I was confounded,
    because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’

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12 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination?
    No, (A)they were not at all ashamed;
    they did not know how to blush.
(B)Therefore they shall fall among the fallen;
    when I punish them, they shall be overthrown,
says the Lord.

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15 (A)Were they ashamed when they committed abomination?
    No, they were not at all ashamed;
    they did not know how to blush.
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
    (B)at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown,”
says the Lord.

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(A)Therefore the showers have been withheld,
    and the spring rain has not come;
yet you have (B)the forehead of a whore;
    you refuse to be ashamed.

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12 For our transgressions are multiplied before you,
    and our sins testify against us;
for our transgressions are with us,
    and we know our iniquities:

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18 “Come now, (A)let us reason[a] together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as (B)white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
    they shall become like wool.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:18 Or dispute

“Behold, I am (A)of small account; what shall I answer you?
    (B)I lay my hand on my mouth.

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13 And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for (A)our great guilt, seeing that you, our (B)God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserved and have given us such a (C)remnant as this,

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13 Now the men of Sodom (A)were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.

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