Israel Acknowledges Its Sin
If you should open the heaven, [2
will take hold 4
mountains], and they shall melt away;
as beeswax from fire shall melt away. And [2
shall incinerate 1
fire] the adversaries, and [3
for distinction 2
will be 1
your name] among the adversaries. From in front of you nations shall be disturbed.
Whenever you should do the honorable things
trembling shall take hold
From the eon we heard not, nor our eyes beheld a God besides you, and your works which you shall do to the ones waiting for mercy.
For he shall meet with the ones doing justice, and your ways shall be remembered. Behold, you have been provoked to anger, and we sinned; on account of this we were wandered.
sitting apart 1
our righteousness]. And we flowed away as leaves on account of our lawless deeds; thus the
wind shall bear us away
And there is no one calling upon your name, nor
one remembering to take hold of you. For you turned your face from us, and you delivered us up because of our sins.
And now, O LORD
our father 1
]; and we are
of your hands 2are
You should not be provoked to anger with us very much, and [2
should not 4
for 5a long
be remembered 1
our sins]. And now, look upon us
, O LORD
, for [3
your people 2
city of your holiness became desolate. Zion [2
became]. Jerusalem for a curse.
The house our holy place, and the glory which [2
our fathers], became scorched, and all our honorable things
are cast down.
And over all these things
you endured, O LORD
, and kept silent, and humbled us very much.