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Daniel 9:18


Listen attentively, 1  my God, and hear! Open your eyes and look on our desolated ruins 2  and the city called by your name. 3  For it is not because of our own righteous deeds that we are praying to you, 4  but because your compassion is abundant.


Ex 3:7; 1Ki 8:29; 2Ki 19:16; Ps 17:6,7; Ps 80:14-19; Isa 37:17; Isa 63:15-19; Isa 64:6; Isa 64:12; Jer 7:10; Jer 14:7; Jer 14:9; Jer 15:16; Jer 25:29; Jer 36:7; Jer 37:20; Eze 36:32; 1Co 1:2

NET © Notes

tn Heb “turn your ear.”

tn Heb “desolations.” The term refers here to the ruined condition of Judah’s towns.

tn Heb “over which your name is called.” Cf. v. 19. This expression implies that God is the owner of his city, Jerusalem. Note the use of the idiom in 2 Sam 12:28; Isa 4:1; Amos 9:12.

tn Heb “praying our supplications before you.”

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