34 For our kings, our leaders, our priests, and our fathers have not kept Your Law
Or paid attention to Your commandments and Your [a]admonitions with which You have [b]admonished them.
35 But (A)they, in their own kingdom,
(B)With Your great goodness which You gave them,
With the broad and rich land which You placed before them,
Did not serve You or turn from their evil deeds.
36 Behold, (C)we are slaves today,
And as for the land which You gave to our fathers to eat its fruit and its bounty,
Behold, we are slaves on it.

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  1. Nehemiah 9:34 Lit testimonies
  2. Nehemiah 9:34 Or testified to