15 My eyes will now be open and My ears attentive to prayer from this place.(A)

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let Your eyes be open and Your ears be attentive(A) to hear Your servant’s prayer that I now pray to You day and night(B) for Your servants, the Israelites. I confess the sins[a] we have committed against You. Both I and my father’s house have sinned.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 1:6 Lit sins of the Israelites

11 Please, Lord, let Your ear be attentive(A) to the prayer of Your servant and to that of Your servants who delight to revere Your name. Give Your servant success today,(B) and have compassion on him in the presence of this man.[a](C)

At the time, I was the king’s cupbearer.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 1:11 = the king

Psalm 17

A Prayer for Protection

A Davidic prayer.

Lord, hear a just cause;(A)
pay attention to my cry;
listen to my prayer—
from lips free of deceit.(B)

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