Bible: Ezra 9:3-5

9:3 When I heard this report, I tore my tunic and my robe and ripped out some of the hair from my head and beard. Then I sat down, quite devastated. 9:4 Everyone who held the words of the God of Israel in awe 1  gathered around me because of the unfaithful acts of the people of the exile. 2  Devastated, I continued to sit there until the evening offering.

9:5 At the time of the evening offering I got up from my self-abasement, 3  with my tunic and robe torn, and then dropped to my knees and spread my hands to the Lord my God.

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