אָשַׁמְנוּ בָּגַדְנוּ גָּזַלְנוּ דִּבַּרְנוּ דֹפִי
Ashamnu bagadnu gazalnu dibbarnu dofi
הֶעֱוִינוּ וְהִרְשַׁעְנוּ זַדְנוּ חָמַסְנוּ טָפַלְנוּ שֶׁקֶר
he'evinu vehirsha'nu zadnu chamasnu tafalnu sheker
יָעַצְנוּ רָע כִּזַּבְנוּ לַצְנוּ מָרַדְנוּ נִאַצְנוּ סָרַרְנוּ
ya'atznu ra' kizzavnu latznu maradnu ni'atznu sararnu
עָוִינוּ פָּשַׁעְנוּ צָרַרְנוּ קִשִּׁינוּ עׂרֶף
'avinu pasha'nu tzararnu kishinu 'ref
רָשַׁעְנוּ שִׁחַתְנוּ תִּעַבְנוּ תָּעִינוּ תִּעְתָּעְנוּ
rasha'nu shichatnu ti'avnu ta'inu ti'ta'enu
The Ashamnu confession lists trespasses of a moral nature only and consists of 24 or more words in alphabetical order, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet being repeated three times.
We have sinned, we have acted treacherously,
We have robbed, we have spoken slander.
We have acted perversely, we have acted wickedly,
We have acted presumptuously, we have been violent, we have framed lies.
We have given bad advice, we have deceived, we have scorned,
We have rebelled, we have provoked, we have transgressed,
We have persecuted, we have been obstinate.
We have acted wickedly, we have corrupted,
We have acted abominably, we have strayed, we have led others astray.
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