From the days of our ancestors(A) until now, our guilt has been great. Because of our sins, we and our kings and our priests have been subjected to the sword(B) and captivity,(C) to pillage and humiliation(D) at the hand of foreign kings, as it is today.

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We have sinned,(A) even as our ancestors(B) did;
    we have done wrong and acted wickedly.(C)

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25 Let us lie down in our shame,(A)
    and let our disgrace cover us.
We have sinned(B) against the Lord our God,
    both we and our ancestors;(C)
from our youth(D) till this day
    we have not obeyed(E) the Lord our God.”

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