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!

10 This is what the Lord says about this people:

“They greatly love to wander;
    they do not restrain their feet.(L)
So the Lord does not accept(M) them;
    he will now remember(N) their wickedness
    and punish them for their sins.”(O)

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19 Have you rejected Judah completely?(A)
    Do you despise Zion?
Why have you afflicted us
    so that we cannot be healed?(B)
We hoped for peace
    but no good has come,
for a time of healing
    but there is only terror.(C)
20 We acknowledge(D) our wickedness, Lord,
    and the guilt of our ancestors;(E)
    we have indeed sinned(F) against you.
21 For the sake of your name(G) do not despise us;
    do not dishonor your glorious throne.(H)
Remember your covenant(I) with us
    and do not break it.
22 Do any of the worthless idols(J) of the nations bring rain?(K)
    Do the skies themselves send down showers?
No, it is you, Lord our God.
    Therefore our hope is in you,
    for you are the one who does all this.(L)

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