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Daniel 9:7-11


9:7 “You are righteous, 1  O Lord, but we are humiliated this day 2  – the people 3  of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far away in all the countries in which you have scattered them, because they have behaved unfaithfully toward you. 9:8 O LORD, we have been humiliated 4  – our kings, our leaders, and our ancestors – because we have sinned against you. 9:9 Yet the Lord our God is compassionate and forgiving, 5  even though we have rebelled against him. 9:10 We have not obeyed 6  the LORD our God by living according to 7  his laws 8  that he set before us through his servants the prophets.

9:11 “All Israel has broken 9  your law and turned away by not obeying you. 10  Therefore you have poured out on us the judgment solemnly threatened 11  in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against you. 12 

Daniel 9:14

9:14 The LORD was mindful of the calamity, and he brought it on us. For the LORD our God is just 13  in all he has done, 14  and we have not obeyed him. 15 

1 tn Heb “to you (belongs) righteousness.”

2 tn Heb “and to us (belongs) shame of face like this day.”

3 tn Heb “men.”

4 tn Heb “to us (belongs) shame of face.”

5 tn Heb “to the Lord our God (belong) compassion and forgiveness.”

6 tn Heb “paid attention to the voice of,” which is an idiomatic expression for obedience (cf. NASB “nor have we obeyed the voice of”).

7 tn Heb “to walk in.”

8 tc The LXX and Vulgate have the singular.

9 tn Or “transgressed.” The Hebrew verb has the primary sense of crossing a boundary, in this case, God’s law.

10 tn Heb “by not paying attention to your voice.”

11 tn Heb “the curse and the oath which is written.” The term “curse” refers here to the judgments threatened in the Mosaic law (see Deut 28) for rebellion. The expression “the curse and the oath” is probably a hendiadys (cf. Num 5:21; Neh 10:29) referring to the fact that the covenant with its threatened judgments was ratified by solemn oath and made legally binding upon the covenant community.

12 tn Heb “him.”

13 tn Or “righteous.”

14 tn Heb “in all his deeds which he has done.”

15 tn Heb “we have not listened to his voice.”

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