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2:17 Specific instructions are also given to the priests who are to weep and offer prayers of intercession.
Between the vestibule and the altar. This site in the temple was the usual place for priestly intercession (1 Kin. 8:22; Ezek. 8:16).
your heritage. The priestly lament appeals to the Lord’s sense of ownership and pride in His covenant people (Deut. 9:26, 29; Ps. 44:11–14; 74:2; 79:10; 115:2; Mic. 7:10).