1 On the twenty-fourth day of this month the Israelites, in sackcloth and with dust on their heads, assembled for a fast.
1Sam 4:12 Josh 7:6 Neh 8:2 Ezra 8:23 2Chr 7:10 2Chr 20:3 2Sam 1:2
2 Then those of Israelite stock who had severed relations with all foreigners stood up and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors.
Ezra 10:11 Neh 13:3 Neh 13:30 Dan 9:3-10 Dan 9:20 Hos 5:7 Ezra 9:2
3 Standing, each man in his place, they read from the Book of the Law of Yahweh their God for one quarter of the day; for another quarter they confessed their sins and worshipped Yahweh their God.
Neh 8:7-8 Neh 8:3-4
4 On the Levites' platform stood Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani and Chenani, calling to Yahweh their God in ringing tones.
Neh 8:7 2Chr 20:19 Acts 7:60 John 11:43 Lam 3:8 Neh 9:5 Neh 10:9-13
5 The Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah said, 'Stand up and bless Yahweh your God! 'Blessed are you, Yahweh our God from everlasting to everlasting, and blessed be your glorious name, surpassing all blessing and praise!
1Chr 29:13 1Pet 1:3 Ezra 3:11 Matt 11:25 Ps 72:18-19 Ps 103:1-2 Ps 117:1-2
6 'You, Yahweh, are the one, only Yahweh, you have created the heavens, the heaven of heavens and all their array, the earth and all it bears, the seas and all they hold. To all of them you give life, and the array of heaven worships you.
Gen 1:1 2Kgs 19:15 Deut 10:14 Gen 2:1 Deut 6:4 Isa 37:16 Ps 36:6
7 'You are Yahweh God, who chose Abram, brought him out of Ur in Chaldaea and changed his name to Abraham.
Gen 11:31 Gen 17:5 Acts 7:2-4 Deut 10:15 Gen 12:1-2 Gen 15:7 Isa 41:8-9
8 Finding his heart was faithful to you, you made a covenant with him, to give the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites and the Girgashites to him and his descendants. And you have made good your promises, for you are upright.
Gen 15:6 Gen 15:18-21 Heb 6:18 Gen 12:7 Gen 17:7-8 Josh 21:43-45 Josh 23:14
9 'You saw the distress of our ancestors in Egypt, you heard their cry by the Sea of Reeds.
Acts 7:34 Exod 2:25 Exod 3:7-9 Exod 3:16 Exod 14:10-14
10 You displayed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his servants and all the people of his land; for you knew how arrogantly they treated them. You won a reputation which you keep to this day.
Dan 9:15 Jer 32:20 Deut 4:34 Exod 5:2 Exod 14:1-31 Exod 18:11 Isa 63:12
11 You opened up the sea in front of them: they walked on dry ground right through the sea. Into the depths you hurled their pursuers like a stone into the raging waters.
Ps 78:13 Exod 14:21-22 Exod 14:27-28 Heb 11:29 Isa 63:11-13 Ps 66:6 Ps 106:9-11
12 With a pillar of cloud you led them by day, with a pillar of fire by night: to light the way ahead of them by which they were to go.
Exod 13:21-22 Neh 9:19 Exod 14:19-20 Ps 78:14 Ps 105:39 Ps 107:7 Ps 143:8
13 You came down on Mount Sinai and spoke with them from heaven; you gave them right rules, reliable laws, good statutes and commandments;
Exod 20:1 Exod 19:11 Deut 5:22-26 Ps 119:127-128 Ps 119:160 Deut 4:8 Deut 4:10-13
14 you revealed your holy Sabbath to them; you laid down commandments, statutes and law for them through your servant Moses.
Exod 20:8-11 Gen 2:3 Ezek 20:12 Ezek 20:20 Deut 4:5 Deut 4:45 Deut 5:31
15 For their hunger you gave them bread from heaven, for their thirst you brought them water out of a rock, and you told them to go in and take possession of the country which you had sworn to give them.
Deut 1:8 Exod 17:6 1Cor 10:3-4 Exod 16:4 Exod 16:14-15 Ps 105:40-41 Ezek 20:15
16 'But they and our ancestors acted arrogantly, grew obstinate and flouted your commands.
Deut 31:27 Neh 9:10 Neh 9:29 Ps 81:11-14 2Chr 30:8 2Chr 36:13 2Kgs 17:14
17 They refused to obey, forgetful of the wonders which you had worked for them; they grew obstinate and made up their minds to return to their slavery in Egypt. But because you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, patient and rich in faithful love, you did not abandon them!
Ps 78:11 Ps 86:5 Ps 86:15 Ps 78:42-43 Joel 2:13 Num 14:3-4 1Kgs 6:13
18 'Even when they cast themselves a calf out of molten metal and said, "This is your God who brought you up from Egypt!" and committed monstrous impieties,
Exod 32:4-8 Ps 106:19-23 Deut 9:12-16 Exod 32:31-32 Ezek 20:7-44
19 you, in your great compassion, did not abandon them in the desert: the pillar of cloud did not leave them, leading them on their path by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, lighting the way ahead of them by which they were to go.
Neh 9:12 Neh 9:27 Ps 106:45 1Cor 10:1-2 1Sam 12:22 Dan 9:9 Dan 9:18
20 You gave them your good spirit to instruct them, you did not withhold your manna from their mouths, you gave them water for their thirst.
Num 11:17 Isa 63:11-14 Exod 16:15 Exod 17:6 Neh 9:30 2Pet 1:21 Eph 5:9
21 For forty years you cared for them in the desert, so that they went short of nothing, their clothes did not wear out, nor were their feet swollen.
Deut 2:7 Deut 8:4 Acts 13:18 Amos 5:25 Deut 8:2 Deut 29:5 Exod 16:35
22 'You gave them kingdoms and peoples, allotting them these as frontier lands; they occupied the country of Sihon king of Heshbon, and the country of Og king of Bashan.
Num 21:21-35 Deut 2:26-36 Deut 3:1-17 Deut 32:26 Josh 10:11 Josh 11:23 Ps 78:65
23 You gave them as many children as there are stars in the sky, and brought them into the country which you had promised their ancestors that they would enter and possess.
Gen 15:5 Gen 22:17 1Chr 27:23 Gen 12:7 Gen 13:15-17 Gen 15:18 Gen 17:8
24 The children entered and took possession of the country and before them you subdued the country's inhabitants, the Canaanites, whom you put at their mercy, with their kings and the peoples of the country, for them to treat as they pleased;
Josh 11:23 Josh 18:1 Josh 21:43 Ps 44:2-3 1Chr 22:18 2Tim 2:26 Josh 21:45
25 they captured fortified towns and a fertile countryside, they took possession of houses stocked with all kinds of goods, of storage-wells ready-hewn, of vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in profusion; so they ate, were full, grew fat and revelled in your great goodness.
Deut 32:15 Deut 3:5 Neh 9:35 1Kgs 8:66 Deut 6:10-12 Deut 32:13 Ezek 20:6
26 'But they grew disobedient, rebelled against you and thrust your law behind their backs; they slaughtered your prophets who had reproved them to bring them back to you, and committed monstrous impieties.
1Kgs 14:9 Judg 2:11-12 Neh 9:18 1Kgs 18:4 1Kgs 19:10 2Chr 24:20-21 2Chr 36:16
27 So you put them at the mercy of their enemies who oppressed them. But when they were being oppressed and called to you, you heard them from heaven and because of your great compassion you gave them deliverers who rescued them from their oppressors' clutches.
1Sam 12:10-11 2Chr 36:17 2Kgs 13:5 2Kgs 14:27 Dan 9:10-14 Deut 4:29-31 Deut 31:16-18
28 But once at peace again, again they did what was wrong before you; so you put them at the mercy of their enemies who then became their rulers. When they called to you again, you heard them from heaven and, because of your compassion, rescued them many times.
Judg 3:11-12 Judg 3:30 Judg 4:1 Judg 5:31-1 1Kgs 8:33-34 1Kgs 8:39 Isa 63:15
29 You warned them, to bring them back to your law, but they became arrogant, did not obey your commandments and sinned against your rules, in whose observance is life; they turned a stubborn shoulder, were obstinate, and disobeyed.
Neh 9:16 Lev 18:5 Neh 9:10 Neh 9:26 Jer 43:2 Zech 7:11-12 2Chr 24:19
30 You were patient with them for many years and warned them by your spirit through your prophets, but they would not listen; so you put them at the mercy of the people of the country.
Acts 7:51 Isa 42:24 1Pet 1:11 2Chr 36:15-16 2Kgs 17:13-18 2Pet 1:21 Isa 5:5-6
31 But, because of your great compassion, you did not destroy them completely nor abandon them, for you are a gracious, compassionate God.
Jer 4:27 Neh 9:17 Jer 5:10 Jer 5:18 Ps 103:8-9 2Chr 30:9 2Kgs 13:23
32 Now, our God -- the great God, the Mighty and Awe-inspiring One, maintaining the covenant and your faithful love- count as no small thing this misery which has befallen us, our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, and all your people from the times of the Assyrian kings to the present day.
Neh 1:5 Deut 7:9 Deut 7:21 2Kgs 15:19 2Kgs 15:29 2Kgs 17:3 2Chr 36:1-23
33 You have been upright in all that has happened to us, for you acted faithfully, while we did wrong.
Gen 18:25 Jer 12:1 Ps 106:6 Dan 9:5-14 Job 33:27 Job 34:23 Lam 1:18
34 Our kings, our princes, our priests and our ancestors did not keep your law or pay attention to your commandments and obligations which you imposed upon them.
2Kgs 17:13 2Kgs 17:15 Deut 31:21 Jer 29:19 Neh 9:30
35 Even in their own kingdom, despite your great goodness which you bestowed on them, despite the wide and fertile country which you had lavished on them, they did not serve you or renounce their evil deeds.
Deut 28:47 Deut 8:7-10 Deut 31:21 Deut 32:12-15 Jer 5:19 Neh 9:25 Rom 3:4-5
36 See, we are slaves today, slaves in the country which you gave to our ancestors for them to eat the good things it produces.
Deut 28:48 Ezra 9:9 2Chr 12:8
37 Its abundant produce goes to the kings whom, for our sins, you have set over us, who rule over our persons and over our cattle as they please. We are in great distress.'
Deut 28:33 Deut 28:51 Deut 28:39 Deut 28:48 Ezra 4:13 Ezra 6:8 Ezra 7:24