16 “But(A) they and our fathers acted [a]proudly,
(B)Hardened[b] their necks,
And did not heed Your commandments.
17 They refused to obey,
And (C)they were not mindful of Your wonders
That You did among them.
But they hardened their necks,
And [c]in their rebellion
They appointed (D)a leader
To return to their bondage.
But You are God,
Ready to pardon,
(E)Gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger,
Abundant in kindness,
And did not forsake them.

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  1. Nehemiah 9:16 presumptuously
  2. Nehemiah 9:16 Stiffened their necks, became stubborn
  3. Nehemiah 9:17 So with MT, Vg.; LXX in Egypt

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