Daniel 9:16 Index
"O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us."
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"...according to all thy righteousness..."

  • In Hebrew the noun is in the plural, suggesting, doubtless, the many deeds of righteousness that God had done on behalf of His people. Daniel does not present his plea on the ground of any goodness of his people; he cites the Lord's gracious dealings with Israel in times past as a basis for his petition. (4BC 849)

"...thy holy mountain..."

  • Israel should have been a light to all the world (2 Samuel 22:44, 50; I Kings 8:43; 2 Kings 23:27), but because of stubborn rebellion, Jerusalem and Israel were now a byword and a reproach among the nations of earth. (4BC 849-850)