Ezra 9:8-9 NIV

8 "But now, for a brief moment, the LORD our God has been gracious1 in leaving us a remnant2 and giving us a firm place3 in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes4 and a little relief in our bondage.

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9 Though we are slaves,5 our God has not deserted us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness6 in the sight of the kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins,7 and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem.

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