48 and when they return to You with their whole mind and heart
in the land of their enemies who took them captive,(A)
and when they pray to You in the direction of their land
that You gave their ancestors,
the city You have chosen,(B)
and the temple I have built for Your name,

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33 You are righteous concerning all that has come on us,
because You have acted faithfully,
while we have acted wickedly.(A)

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Both we and our fathers have sinned;
we have done wrong and have acted wickedly.(A)

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You welcome the one who joyfully does what is right;
they remember You in Your ways.
But we have sinned, and You were angry.
How can we be saved if we remain in our sins?[a]
All of us have become like something unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like a polluted[b] garment;(A)
all of us wither like a leaf,(B)
and our iniquities(C) carry us away like the wind.
No one calls on Your name,
striving to take hold of You.
For You have hidden Your face from us(D)
and made us melt because of[c][d] our iniquity.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 64:5 Lit angry; in them continually and we will be saved; Hb obscure
  2. Isaiah 64:6 Lit menstrual
  3. Isaiah 64:7 LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read and delivered us into the hand of
  4. Isaiah 64:7 Lit melt by the hand

Though our guilt testifies against us,
Yahweh, act for Your name’s sake.
Indeed, our rebellions(A) are many;
we have sinned against You.

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