When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant(A) that the Lord had made with you, I stayed on the mountain forty days(B) and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water.(C)

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18 Then once again I fell(A) prostrate before the Lord for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water,(B) because of all the sin you had committed,(C) doing what was evil in the Lord’s sight and so arousing his anger.

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Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he was there, he ate no food and drank no water,(A) because he continued to mourn over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

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