I lay prostrate before the LORD those forty days and forty nights1 because the LORD had said he would destroy you.226
I prayed to the LORD and said, "O Sovereign LORD, do not destroy your people,3 your own inheritance4 that you redeemed5 by your great power and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.627
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Overlook the stubbornness7 of this people, their wickedness and their sin.
Otherwise, the country8 from which you brought us will say, 'Because the LORD was not able to take them into the land he had promised them, and because he hated them,9 he brought them out to put them to death in the desert.'1029
But they are your people,11 your inheritance12 that you brought out by your great power and your outstretched arm.13"