Therefore justice is far from us,
    and righteousness does not overtake us;
(A)we hope for light, and behold, darkness,
    and for brightness, but we walk in gloom.
10 (B)We grope for the wall like the blind;
    we grope like those who have no eyes;
we stumble at noon as in the twilight,
    (C)among those in full vigor we are like dead men.
11 We all growl like bears;
    (D)we moan and moan like doves;
(E)we hope for justice, but there is none;
    for salvation, but it is far from us.
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:
13 transgressing, and denying the Lord,
    and turning back from following our God,
(F)speaking oppression and revolt,
    conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.

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