8:47 When your people 1 come to their senses 2 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; 3 we have done evil.’ 8:48 When they return to you with all their heart and being 4 in the land where they are held prisoner, 5 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, 6 8:49 then listen from your heavenly dwelling place to their prayers for help 7 and vindicate them. 8
1 tn Heb “they”; the referent (your people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Or “stop and reflect”; Heb “bring back to their heart.”
3 tn Or “done wrong.”
4 tn Or “soul.”
5 tn Heb “in the land of their enemies.”
7 tn Heb “their prayer and their request for help.”
8 tn Heb “and accomplish their justice.”