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They shut the doors to the vestibule[a] of the Temple,[b] extinguished its lamps, and have not burned incense or offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel in the Holy Place. That’s why the Lord was angry with Judah and Jerusalem and made them an object of terror, horror, and derision, as you’ve seen with your own eyes. Now look! Our ancestors have been killed with swords and our sons, daughters, and wives are being held captive because of all of this.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 29:7 Or the outer courtyard
  2. 2 Chronicles 29:7 The Heb. lacks of the temple

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