New International Reader's Version
6 Please pay careful attention to my prayer. See how your people are suffering. Please listen to me. I’m praying to you day and night. I’m praying for the people of Israel. We Israelites have committed sins against you. All of us admit it. I and my family have also sinned against you. 7 We’ve done some very evil things. We haven’t obeyed the commands, rules and laws you gave your servant Moses.
8 “Remember what you told him. You said, ‘If you people are not faithful, I will scatter you among the nations.