let Your eyes be open and Your ears be attentive(A) to hear Your servant’s prayer that I now pray to You day and night(B) for Your servants, the Israelites. I confess the sins[a] we have committed against You. Both I and my father’s house have sinned.(C)

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  1. Nehemiah 1:6 Lit sins of the Israelites

let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear(A) the prayer(B) your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess(C) the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.

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20 We acknowledge our wickedness, Lord,
the guilt of our fathers;(A)
indeed, we have sinned against You.

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20 We acknowledge(A) our wickedness, Lord,
    and the guilt of our ancestors;(B)
    we have indeed sinned(C) against you.

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Lord, public shame(A) belongs to us, our kings, our leaders, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.(B)

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We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you.(A)

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