Bible: Daniel 9:1-3

Daniel Prays for His People

9:1 In the first year of Darius 1  son of Ahasuerus, 2  who was of Median descent and who had been 3  appointed king over the Babylonian 4  empire 9:2 in the first year of his reign 5  I, Daniel, came to understand from the sacred books 6  that, according to the word of the LORD 7  disclosed to the prophet Jeremiah, the years for the fulfilling of the desolation of Jerusalem 8  were seventy in number. 9:3 So I turned my attention 9  to the Lord God 10  to implore him by prayer and requests, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 11 

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