I said, "I beseech You, O LORDGod of heaven, 1the great and awesomeGod, 2who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
63let Your earnow be attentive and Your eyesopen to hear the prayer of Your servantwhich I am prayingbefore You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, 4confessing the sins of the sons of Israelwhich we have sinned against You; 5I and my father'shouse have sinned.
"6We have actedverycorruptly against You and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances7which You commanded Your servantMoses.
8"Remember the wordwhich You commanded Your servantMoses, saying, '8If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples ;
99but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the mostremotepart of the heavens, I 10will gather them from there and will bring them 11to the placewhere I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.'
"12They are Your servants and Your peoplewhom You redeemed by Your greatpower and by Your stronghand.
11"OLord, I beseech You, 13may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to arevere Your name, and make Your servantsuccessfultoday and grant him compassionbeforethisman." Now I was the 14cupbearer to the king.