64:1 Oh that thou wouldst rend the heavens, that thou wouldst
come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
64:2 [As when] the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the
waters to boil, to make thy name known to thy adversaries,
[that] the nations may tremble at thy presence!
64:3 When thou didst terrible things [which] we looked not for,
thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard,
nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God,
besides thee, [what] he hath prepared for him that waiteth for
64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth, and worketh righteousness,
[those that] remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth;
for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be
64:6 But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our
righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a
leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
64:7 And [there is] none that calleth upon thy name, that
stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy
face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
64:8 But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay,
and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.
64:9 Be not very wroth, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for
ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we [are] all thy people.
64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers
praised thee, is burned with fire: and all our pleasant things
are laid waste.
64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these [things], O LORD? wilt
thou hold thy peace, and grievously afflict us?