28 “But after they had rest,
(A)They again did evil before You.
Therefore You left them in the hand of their enemies,
So that they had dominion over them;
Yet when they returned and cried out to You,
You heard from heaven;
And (B)many times You delivered them according to Your mercies,
29 And [a]testified against them,
That You might bring them back to Your law.
Yet they acted [b]proudly,
And did not heed Your commandments,
But sinned against Your judgments,
(C)‘Which if a man does, he shall live by them.’
And they shrugged their shoulders,
[c]Stiffened their necks,
And would not hear.
30 Yet for many years You had patience with them,
And [d]testified (D)against them by Your Spirit (E)in Your prophets.
Yet they would not listen;
(F)Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.
31 Nevertheless in Your great mercy
(G)You did not utterly consume them nor forsake them;
For You are God, gracious and merciful.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:29 admonished them
  2. Nehemiah 9:29 presumptuously
  3. Nehemiah 9:29 Became stubborn
  4. Nehemiah 9:30 admonished or warned them