Nehemiah’s Prayer

When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for a number of days, fasting and praying(A) before the God of heaven.(B)

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Then Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself while he sat among the ashes.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 2:8 This custom demonstrated mourning.

to provide for those who mourn in Zion;
to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
festive oil instead of mourning,(A)
and splendid clothes instead of despair.[a]
And they will be called righteous trees,
planted by the Lord
to glorify Him.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:3 Lit a dim spirit

Unrepentant Towns

13 “Woe(A) to you,(B) Chorazin!(C) Woe to you, Bethsaida!(D) For if the miracles(E) that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon,(F) they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes!(G)

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