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28 “But after they had gained relief,
    they returned to doing evil before you.
Therefore you abandoned them to the control of their enemies,
    who continued to oppress them.
But when they came back and cried out to you,
    you listened from heaven
        and delivered them in your compassion on many occasions.
29 You admonished them to return to your Law,
    but they acted arrogantly,
        and would not listen[a] to your commands.
They sinned against your regulations,
    which if anyone obeys,
        he will live by them.
They turned away,
    being stubborn and stiff-necked,
        and they did not listen.[b]
30 You were patient with them for many years,
    warning them by your Spirit
        through[c] your prophets.
But they would not listen,
    so you turned them over
        to the control of people in other[d] lands.

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  1. Nehemiah 9:29 Or obey
  2. Nehemiah 9:29 Or obey
  3. Nehemiah 9:30 Lit. through the hand of
  4. Nehemiah 9:30 Lit. the