1:1 And they walked about in the midst of the flames, singing hymns to God and blessing the Lord.
1:2 Then stood and offered this prayer; in the midst of the fire he opened his mouth and said:
1:3 "Blessed art thou, O Lord, God of our fathers, and worthy of praise; and thy name is glorified for ever.
1:4 For thou art just in all that thou hast done to us, and all thy works are true and thy ways right, and all thy judgments are truth.
1:5 Thou hast executed true judgments in all that thou hast brought upon us and upon Jerusalem, the holy city of our fathers, for in truth and justice thou hast brought all this upon us because of our sins.
1:6 For we have sinfully and lawlessly departed from thee, and have sinned in all things and have not obeyed thy commandments;
1:7 we have not observed them or done them, as thou hast commanded us that it might go well with us.