and I said, “My God, I am ashamed and humiliated to lift up my face to You, my God, for our wrongful deeds have [a]risen above our heads, and our (A)guilt has grown even to the heavens. (B)Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt, and because of our wrongful deeds we, our kings, and our priests have been handed over to the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plunder, and to [b](C)open shame, as it is this day.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 9:6 Lit increased over the head
  2. Ezra 9:7 Lit shame of faces