and I said, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have [a]risen above our heads and our (A)guilt has grown even to the heavens. (B)Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt, and on account of our iniquities we, our kings and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity and to plunder and to [b](C)open shame, as it is this day.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 9:6 Lit multiplied over the head
  2. Ezra 9:7 Lit shame of faces

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