of Israel, that hast brought thy people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and high arm, and
with signs, and with wonders, and with great power, and hast gotten thyself a name, as appeareth this
 O Lord our God, we have sinned, we have done ungodly, we have dealt unrighteously in all
 Let thy wrath turn from us: for we are but a few left among the heathen, where thou
hast scattered us.
 Hear our prayers, O Lord, and our petitions, and deliver us for thine own sake,
and give us favour in the sight of them which have led us away:
 That all the earth may know that
thou art the Lord our God, because Israel and his posterity is called by thy name.
 O Lord, look down
from thine holy house, and consider us: bow down thine ear, O Lord, to hear us.
 Open thine eyes,
and behold; for the dead that are in the graves, whose souls are taken from their bodies, will give unto
the Lord neither praise nor righteousness:
 But the soul that is greatly vexed, which goeth stooping
and feeble, and the eyes that fail, and the hungry soul, will give thee praise and righteousness, O Lord.
Therefore we do not make our humble supplication before thee, O Lord our God, for the righteousness
of our fathers, and of our kings.
 For thou hast sent out thy wrath and indignation upon us, as thou
hast spoken by thy servants the prophets, saying,
 Thus saith the Lord, Bow down your shoulders to
serve the king of Babylon: so shall ye remain in the land that I gave unto your fathers.
 But if ye will
not hear the voice of the Lord, to serve the king of Babylon,
 I will cause to cease out of the cites of
Judah, and from without Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of joy, the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride: and the whole land shall be desolate of inhabitants.
 But we would not
hearken unto thy voice, to serve the king of Babylon: therefore hast thou made good the words that thou
spakest by thy servants the prophets, namely, that the bones of our kings, and the bones of our fathers,
should be taken out of their place.
 And, lo, they are cast out to the heat of the day, and to the frost
of the night, and they died in great miseries by famine, by sword, and by pestilence.
 And the house
which is called by thy name hast thou laid waste, as it is to be seen this day, for the wickedness of the
house of Israel and the house of Juda.
 O Lord our God, thou hast dealt with us after all thy goodness,
and according to all that great mercy of thine,
 As thou spakest by thy servant Moses in the day when
thou didst command him to write the law before the children of Israel, saying,
 If ye will not hear my
voice, surely this very great multitude shall be turned into a small number among the nations, where
I will scatter them.
 For I knew that they would not hear me, because it is a stiffnecked people: but
in the land of their captivities they shall remember themselves.
 And shall know that I am the Lord
their God: for I will give them an heart, and ears to hear:
 And they shall praise me in the land of their
captivity, and think upon my name,
 And return from their stiff neck, and from their wicked deeds: for
they shall remember the way of their fathers, which sinned before the Lord.
 And I will bring them
again into the land which I promised with an oath unto their fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and
they shall be lords of it: and I will increase them, and they shall not be diminished.
 And I will make an
everlasting covenant with them to be their God, and they shall be my people: and I will no more drive my
people of Israel out of the land that I have given them.
 O Lord Almighty, God of Israel, the soul in anguish the troubled spirit, crieth unto thee.
 Hear, O
Lord, and have mercy; ar thou art merciful: and have pity upon us, because we have sinned before thee.
For thou endurest for ever, and we perish utterly.
 O Lord Almighty, thou God of Israel, hear now the
prayers of the dead Israelites, and of their children, which have sinned before thee, and not hearkened
unto the voice of thee their God: for the which cause these plagues cleave unto us.
 Remember not
the iniquities of our forefathers: but think upon thy power and thy name now at this time.
 For thou art
the Lord our God, and thee, O Lord, will we praise.
 And for this cause thou hast put thy fear in our
hearts, to the intent that we should call upon thy name, and praise thee in our captivity: for we have called
to mind all the iniquity of our forefathers, that sinned before thee.
 Behold, we are yet this day in our
captivity, where thou hast scattered us, for a reproach and a curse, and to be subject to payments, according
to all the iniquities of our fathers, which departed from the Lord our God.
 Hear, Israel, the commandments
of life: give ear to understand wisdom.
 How happeneth it Israel, that thou art in thine enemies' land,
that thou art waxen old in a strange country, that thou art defiled with the dead,
 That thou art counted
with them that go down into the grave?
 Thou hast forsaken the fountain of wisdom.
 For if thou
hadst walked in the way of God, thou shouldest have dwelled in peace for ever.
 Learn where is wisdom,