Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet,(A) and he will pray for you(B) and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”(C)

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19 I feared the anger and wrath of the Lord, for he was angry enough with you to destroy you.(A) But again the Lord listened to me.(B)

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23 So he said he would destroy(A) them—
    had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the breach(B) before him
    to keep his wrath from destroying them.

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Although our sins testify(A) against us,
    do something, Lord, for the sake of your name.(B)
For we have often rebelled;(C)
    we have sinned(D) against you.
You who are the hope(E) of Israel,
    its Savior(F) in times of distress,(G)
why are you like a stranger in the land,
    like a traveler who stays only a night?
Why are you like a man taken by surprise,
    like a warrior powerless to save?(H)
You are among(I) us, Lord,
    and we bear your name;(J)
    do not forsake(K) us!

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