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34 Our kings, our officials, our priests, and our ancestors[a] did not keep your law[b] and did not listen to your commandments and statutes that you declared to them. 35 And in their kingdom and in the greatness you gave to them, and in the wide and fertile land that you gave before them, they did not serve you and did not turn from their evil deeds. 36 Behold, we are slaves to this day, and the land that you have given to our ancestors[c] to eat its fruits and enjoy its goodness—behold, we are slaves in it!

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  1. Nehemiah 9:34 Or “fathers”
  2. Nehemiah 9:34 Hebrew torah
  3. Nehemiah 9:36 Or “fathers”

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