O Lord, unto us appertaineth open shame, to our [a]Kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

Yet compassion and forgiveness is in the Lord our God, albeit we have rebelled against him.

10 For we have not obeyed the [b]voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he hath laid before us by the ministry of his servants the Prophets.

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  1. Daniel 9:8 He doth not excuse the kings because of their authority, but prayeth chiefly for them as the chief occasions of these great plagues.
  2. Daniel 9:10 He showeth that they rebel against God, which serve him not according to his commandment and word.