Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners.(A) They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors.(B)

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And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

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We have sinned,(A) even as our ancestors(B) did;
    we have done wrong and acted wickedly.(C)

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We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

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12 Go, proclaim this message toward the north:(A)

“‘Return,(B) faithless(C) Israel,’ declares the Lord,
    ‘I will frown on you no longer,
for I am faithful,’(D) declares the Lord,
    ‘I will not be angry(E) forever.
13 Only acknowledge(F) your guilt—
    you have rebelled against the Lord your God,
you have scattered your favors to foreign gods(G)
    under every spreading tree,(H)
    and have not obeyed(I) me,’”
declares the Lord.

14 “Return,(J) faithless people,” declares the Lord, “for I am your husband.(K) I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion. 15 Then I will give you shepherds(L) after my own heart,(M) who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.

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12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever.

13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord.

14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

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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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20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.

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15 Then I will return to my lair(A)
    until they have borne their guilt(B)
    and seek my face(C)
in their misery(D)
    they will earnestly seek me.(E)

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15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

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18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned(A) against heaven and against you.

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18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins(A) and purify us from all unrighteousness.(B)

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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