"When your people go to war against their enemies,1 wherever you send them, and when they pray2 to you toward this city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name,
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then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.
"When they sin against you--for there is no one who does not sin3--and you become angry with them and give them over to the enemy, who takes them captive4 to a land far away or near;
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and if they have a change of heart5 in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captivity and say, 'We have sinned, we have done wrong and acted wickedly';
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and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their captivity where they were taken, and pray toward the land you gave their fathers, toward the city you have chosen and toward the temple I have built for your Name;
then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their pleas, and uphold their cause. And forgive6 your people, who have sinned against you.
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"Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive7 to the prayers offered in this place.
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"Now arise,8 O LORD God, and come to your resting place,9 you and the ark of your might. May your priests,10 O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, may your saints rejoice in your goodness.11
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O LORD God, do not reject your anointed one.12 Remember the great love13 promised to David your servant."
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