Wherefore the Lord our God hath made good his word, that he spoke to us, and to our judges that have judged Israel, and to our kings, and to our princes, and to all Israel and Juda:
And we are brought under, and are not uppermost: because we have sinned against the Lord our God, by not obeying his voice.
To the Lord our God belongeth justice: but to us, and to our fathers confusion of face, as at this day.
For the Lord hath pronounced against us all these evils that are come upon us:
And we have not entreated the face of the Lord our God, that we might return every one of us from our most wicked ways.
And the Lord hath watched over us for evil, and hath brought it upon us: for the Lord is just in all his works which he hath commanded us:
And now, O Lord God of Israel, who hast brought thy people out of the land of Egypt with a strong hand, and with signs, and with wonders, and with thy great power, and with a mighty arm, and hast made thee a name as at this day,
We have sinned, we have done wickedly, we have acted unjustly, O Lord our God, against all thy justices.
That all the earth may know that thou art the Lord our God, and that thy name is called upon Israel, and upon his posterity.
Open thy eyes, and behold: for the dead that are in hell, whose spirit is taken away from their bowels, shall not give glory and justice to the Lord:
For it is not for the justices of our fathers that we pour out our prayers, and beg mercy in thy sight, O Lord our God:
And I will take away from you the voice of mirth, and the voice of joy, and the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, and all the land shall be without any footstep of inhabitants.
And they hearkened not to thy voice, to serve the king of Babylon: and thou hast made good thy words, which thou spokest by the hands of thy servants the prophets, that the bones of our kings, and the bones of our fathers should be removed out of their place:
And behold they are cast out to the heat of the sun, and to the frost of the night: and they have died in grievous pains, by famine, and by the sword, and in banishment.
And thou hast made the temple, in which thy name was called upon, as it is at this day, for the iniquity of the house of Israel, and the house of Juda.
And thou hast dealt with us, O Lord our God, according to all thy goodness, and according to all that great mercy of thine:
And they shall praise me in the land of their captivity, and shall be mindful of my name.
And they shall turn away themselves from their stiff neck, and from their wicked deeds: for they shall remember the way of their fathers, that sinned against me.
And I will bring them back again into the land which I promised with an oath to their fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and they shall be masters thereof: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be diminished.
And I will make with them another covenant that shall be everlasting, to be their God, and they shall be my people: and I will no more remove my people, the children of Israel, out of the land that I have given them.