39 Why should the living complain
    when punished for their sins?(A)

40 Let us examine our ways and test them,(B)
    and let us return to the Lord.(C)
41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands
    to God in heaven,(D) and say:
42 “We have sinned and rebelled(E)
    and you have not forgiven.(F)

43 “You have covered yourself with anger and pursued(G) us;
    you have slain without pity.(H)
44 You have covered yourself with a cloud(I)
    so that no prayer(J) can get through.(K)
45 You have made us scum(L) and refuse
    among the nations.

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