4 When I heard these words, 1I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before 2the God of heaven.
5 I said, "I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, 3the great and awesome God, 4who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
6 5let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, 6confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; 7I and my father's house have sinned.
7 "8We have acted very corruptly against You and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances 9which You commanded Your servant Moses.