16 But you are our Father,(A)
    though Abraham does not know us
    or Israel acknowledge(B) us;
you, Lord, are our Father,
    our Redeemer(C) from of old is your name.
17 Why, Lord, do you make us wander(D) from your ways
    and harden our hearts(E) so we do not revere(F) you?
Return(G) for the sake of your servants,
    the tribes that are your inheritance.(H)
18 For a little while(I) your people possessed your holy place,
    but now our enemies have trampled(J) down your sanctuary.(K)
19 We are yours from of old;
    but you have not ruled over them,
    they have not been called[a] by your name.(L)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:19 Or We are like those you have never ruled, / like those never called