Prayer of Manasseh the King  
(Septuagint, Brenton)
of their righteous seed;
3.        that hast bound the sea with the word of thy commandment; that hast
closed the abyss and sealed it with thy fearful and glorious name;
4.        whom all things revere and tremble before the face of thy power,
5.        because the magnificence of thy glory is unendurable and irresistible the
wrath of thy threatening against sinners:
6.        the mercy of thy promise is both immeasurable and inscrutable;
7.        for thou art the Lord most high, compassionate, longsuffering, and most
merciful, repenting of the evils of men. Thou, Lord, according to the abundance of
sinned against thee, and in the multitude of thy kindnesses thou hast decreed for
sinners repentance unto salvation.
8.        Surely thou, O Lord, the God of the just, hast not appointed repentance for
the just, for Abraham and Isaac and Jacob who have not sinned against thee; but
thou hast appointed repentance for me a sinner:
9.        for I have sinned above the number of the sand of the sea. My
transgressions are multiplied, O Lord, they are multiplied, and I am not worthy to
look at or see the height of heaven, for the multitude of my iniquities,
10.        being bowed down by many iron bonds, so that I cannot uplift my head,
and there is no release for me, because I have provoked thy anger, and have done
evil before thee, not doing thy will, nor keeping thy commandments, but setting up
abominations and multiplying offences.
11.        And now I bend the knee of my heart, beseeching thy goodness:
12.        I have sinned, Lord, I have sinned, and I acknowledge my transgressions:
13.        but I pray and beseech thee, release me, Lord, release me, and destroy me
not with my transgressions; keep not evils for me in anger for ever, nor condemn
me to the lowest parts of the earth: because thou art God, the God of the
repenting; and in me thou wilt shew all thy benevolence, for that me unworthy thou
wilt save, according to thy great mercy:
14.        and I will praise thee continually all the days of my life: for all the hosts of
the heavens sings to thee, and thine is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.