If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.
Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is
no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is
no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!
We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and
the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
Do not abhor us
, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.
Are there any
among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art
not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things