But a prophet of the Lord named Oded was there, and he went out to meet the army when it returned to Samaria. He said to them, “Because the Lord, the God of your ancestors, was angry(A) with Judah, he gave them into your hand. But you have slaughtered them in a rage that reaches to heaven.(B)

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Therefore I despise myself(A)
    and repent(B) in dust and ashes.”(C)

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My guilt has overwhelmed(A) me
    like a burden too heavy to bear.(B)

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12 For our offenses(A) are many in your sight,
    and our sins testify(B) against us.
Our offenses are ever with us,
    and we acknowledge our iniquities:(C)

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25 Let us lie down in our shame,(A)
    and let our disgrace cover us.
We have sinned(B) against the Lord our God,
    both we and our ancestors;(C)
from our youth(D) till this day
    we have not obeyed(E) the Lord our God.”

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20 We acknowledge(A) our wickedness, Lord,
    and the guilt of our ancestors;(B)
    we have indeed sinned(C) against you.

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for her sins are piled up to heaven,(A)
    and God has remembered(B) her crimes.

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