17Therefore let us wait for salvation of him, and call upon him to help us, and he will hear our voice, if it please him. 18For there arose none in our age, neither is there any now in these days neither tribe, nor family, nor people, nor city among us, which worship gods made with hands, as hath been aforetime. 19For the which cause our fathers were given to the sword, and for a spoil, and had a great fall before our enemies. 20But we know none other god, therefore we trust that he will not despise us, nor any of our nation.21For if we be taken so, all Judea shall lie waste, and our sanctuary shall be spoiled; and he will require the profanation thereof at our mouth. 22And the slaughter of our brethren, and the captivity of the country, and the desolation of our inheritance, will he turn upon our heads among the Gentiles, wheresoever we shall be in bondage; and we shall be an offence and a reproach to all them that possess us. 23For our servitude shall not be directed to favour: but the Lord our God shall turn it to dishonour.