Daniel 9:5-7

5 we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.
6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.
7 “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you.

Daniel 9:5-7 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter contains a prayer of Daniel, and the answer to it. The time, occasion, and manner of his prayer, or circumstances of it, are observed, Da 9:1-3, the parts of it, an address unto God, under various suitable epithets and characters, Da 9:4 confession of sin, of his own, of the inhabitants of the land, kings, princes, and people, which are largely dwelt upon and exaggerated, Da 9:5-15 and petitions for mercy, Da 9:16-19, then the answer follows; the time when it was ordered and given, and the person by whom it was sent, are expressed, Da 9:20-23 who delivered to him the vision of the seventy weeks to be considered by him; in which both the work of the Messiah, and the time of his coming, are clearly pointed out, Da 9:24-27.

Cross References 12

  • 1. S Jeremiah 8:14
  • 2. Psalms 106:6
  • 3. Isaiah 53:6
  • 4. ver 11; Lamentations 1:20; S Lamentations 3:42
  • 5. S 2 Kings 18:12
  • 6. S 2 Chronicles 36:16; S Jeremiah 44:5; James 5:10; Revelation 10:7
  • 7. S 2 Chronicles 29:6
  • 8. S Ezra 9:15; S Isaiah 42:6
  • 9. Ezra 9:7; Psalms 44:15
  • 10. Deuteronomy 4:27; Amos 9:9
  • 11. S Deuteronomy 7:3
  • 12. S Jeremiah 3:25; S Jeremiah 24:9; S Ezekiel 39:23-24
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