8:46 “The time will come when your people 1 will sin against you (for there is no one who is sinless!) and you will be angry with them and deliver them over to their enemies, who will take them as prisoners to their own land, 2 whether far away or close by. 8:47 When your people 3 come to their senses 4 in the land where they are held prisoner, they will repent and beg for your mercy in the land of their imprisonment, admitting, ‘We have sinned and gone astray; 5 we have done evil.’ 8:48 When they return to you with all their heart and being 6 in the land where they are held prisoner, 7 and direct their prayers to you toward the land you gave to their ancestors, your chosen city, and the temple I built for your honor, 8 8:49 then listen from your heavenly dwelling place to their prayers for help 9 and vindicate them. 10
1 tn Heb “they”; the referent (your people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “the land of the enemy.”
3 tn Heb “they”; the referent (your people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Or “stop and reflect”; Heb “bring back to their heart.”
5 tn Or “done wrong.”
6 tn Or “soul.”
7 tn Heb “in the land of their enemies.”
9 tn Heb “their prayer and their request for help.”
10 tn Heb “and accomplish their justice.”