Song of Three Youths 5–9

5 You have executed true judgments in all you have brought upon us

and upon Jerusalem, the holy city of our ancestors;

by a true judgment you have brought all this upon us because of our sins.

6 For we have sinned and broken your law in turning away from you;

in all matters we have sinned grievously.

7 We have not obeyed your commandments,

we have not kept them or done what you have commanded us for our own good.

8 So all that you have brought upon us,

and all that you have done to us,

you have done by a true judgment.

9 You have handed us over to our enemies, lawless and hateful rebels,

and to an unjust king, the most wicked in all the world.

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