in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to 5the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.
To you, 16O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us open shame, as at this day, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, 17those who are near and 18those who are far away, in 19all the lands to which you have driven them, because of 20the treachery that they have committed against you.
1125All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside, 26refusing to obey your voice. 27And the curse and oath 28that are written in the Law of 29Moses the servant of God have been poured out upon us, because 30we have sinned against him.
He has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us and against 31our rulers who ruled us,a by 32bringing upon us a great calamity. 33For under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what has been done against Jerusalem.
"O Lord, 42according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, 43your holy hill, 44because for our sins, and for 45the iniquities of our fathers, 46Jerusalem and your people have become 47a byword among all who are around us.
1850O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see 51our desolations, and 52the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.