1:2 Hanani, who was one of my relatives, 1 along with some of the men from Judah, came to me, 2 and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped and had survived the exile, and about Jerusalem. 3
1:6 may your ear be attentive and your eyes be open to hear the prayer of your servant that I am praying to you today throughout both day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed 4 against you – both I myself and my family 5 have sinned.
1 tn Heb “brothers.”
2 tn The Hebrew text does not include the words “to me”; these words were supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.
4 tn Heb “have sinned.” For stylistic reasons – to avoid redundancy in English – this was translated as “committed.”
5 tn Heb “the house of my father.”