Daniel 9:9 Index
"To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him;"
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"...mercies and forgivenesses..."

  • Literally, "the compassions and the forgivenesses." Despite Israel's backsliding and rebellion, Daniel remained confident that the Lord, because of His great mercy, was ever ready to forgive those who should come to Him with a contrite heart. In this confidence Daniel pleads with God for the people of Israel. He sets forth in bold relief the compassion of God, in contrast with the sinfulness of the people. (4BC 849)