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Daniel 9:3-4

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9:3 So I turned my attention 1  to the Lord God 2  to implore him by prayer and requests, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 3  9:4 I prayed to the LORD my God, confessing in this way:

“O Lord, 4  great and awesome God who is faithful to his covenant 5  with those who love him and keep his commandments,

1 tn Heb “face.”

2 tn The Hebrew phrase translated “Lord God” here is אֲדֹנָי הָאֱלֹהִים (’adonay haelohim).

3 sn When lamenting, ancient Israelites would fast, wear sackcloth, and put ashes on their heads to show their sorrow and contrition.

4 tn The Hebrew term translated “Lord” here and in vv. 7, 9, 15, 16, and 19 is אֲדֹנָי (’adonay).

5 tn Heb “who keeps the covenant and the loyal love.” The expression is a hendiadys.



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