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17 “And now, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy. Shine[a] your face upon your desolate sanctuary for your sake, O Lord.[b] 18 Incline your ear, my God, and listen; open your eyes and look at our desolation and the city that is called by your name, for we are not presenting our pleas for mercy before you[c] because of our righteousness, but rather because of your great compassion. 19 Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, pay heed and act! You must not delay for your sake,[d] my God; because your city and your people are called by your name.”[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 9:17 Or “let shine” or “cause to shine”
  2. Daniel 9:17 Literally “for the sake of the Lord”
  3. Daniel 9:18 Literally “to the face of you”
  4. Daniel 9:19 Literally “for the sake of you”
  5. Daniel 9:19 Literally “your name is called over your city and over your people”

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