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47 if they change their heart in whatever land they are held captive, changing their lives and begging for your mercy,[a] saying, “We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly!” 48 and if they return to you with all their heart and all their being in the enemy territory where they’ve been taken captive, and pray to you, toward their land, which you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen, and toward the temple I have built for your name, 49 then listen to their prayer and request from your heavenly dwelling place. Do what is right for them,

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  1. 1 Kings 8:47 Heb adds in the land they are held captive.

47 and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead(A) with you in the land of their captors and say, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly’;(B) 48 and if they turn back(C) to you with all their heart(D) and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray(E) to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple(F) I have built for your Name;(G) 49 then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

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