that you would come down,
that the mountains might quake at your presence,
and the fire causes the waters to boil;
to make your name known to your adversaries,
that the nations may tremble at your presence!
that we didn’t look for,
you came down,
the mountains quaked at your presence.
nor perceived by the ear,
nor has the eye seen a God besides you,
who works for him who waits for him.
and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment:
and we all fade as a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
who stirs up himself to take hold of you,
for you have hidden your face from us
and have consumed us by means of our iniquities.
we are the clay and you are our potter,
and we all are the work of your hand.
nor remember iniquity forever;
see, look, we beg you, we are all your people.
Zion has become a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
where our fathers praised you
is burned with fire,
and all our pleasant places are laid waste.
Will you hold your peace and afflict us very severely?