Daniel 9:9
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New International Version
The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;

New Living Translation
But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him.

English Standard Version
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him

New American Standard Bible
"To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him;

King James Bible
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Compassion and forgiveness belong to the Lord our God, though we have rebelled against Him

International Standard Version
But to the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we've rebelled against him

NET Bible
Yet the Lord our God is compassionate and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But you, Lord our God, are compassionate and forgiving, although we have rebelled against you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of the Lord our God is the ability to have mercy and to forgive, even though we have rebelled against him

King James 2000 Bible
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

American King James Version
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

American Standard Version
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness; for we have rebelled against him;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to thee, the Lord our God, mercy and forgiveness, for we have departed from thee:

Darby Bible Translation
With the Lord our God are mercies and pardons, for we have rebelled against him;

English Revised Version
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses; for we have rebelled against him;

Webster's Bible Translation
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

World English Bible
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness; for we have rebelled against him;

Young's Literal Translation
To the Lord our God are the mercies and the forgivenesses, for we have rebelled against Him,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:4-19 In every prayer we must make confession, not only of the sins we have been guilty of, but of our faith in God, and dependence upon him, our sorrow for sin, and our resolutions against it. It must be our confession, the language of our convictions. Here is Daniel's humble, serious, devout address to God; in which he gives glory to him as a God to be feared, and as a God to be trusted. We should, in prayer, look both at God's greatness and his goodness, his majesty and mercy. Here is a penitent confession of sin, the cause of the troubles the people for so many years groaned under. All who would find mercy must thus confess their sins. Here is a self-abasing acknowledgment of the righteousness of God; and it is evermore the way of true penitents thus to justify God. Afflictions are sent to bring men to turn from their sins, and to understand God's truth. Here is a believing appeal to the mercy of God. It is a comfort that God has been always ready to pardon sin. It is encouraging to recollect that mercies belong to God, as it is convincing and humbling to recollect that righteousness belongs to him. There are abundant mercies in God, not only forgiveness, but forgivenesses. Here are pleaded the reproach God's people was under, and the ruins God's sanctuary was in. Sin is a reproach to any people, especially to God's people. The desolations of the sanctuary are grief to all the saints. Here is an earnest request to God to restore the poor captive Jews to their former enjoyments. O Lord, hearken and do. Not hearken and speak only, but hearken and do; do that for us which none else can do; and defer not. Here are several pleas and arguments to enforce the petitions. Do it for the Lord Christ's sake; Christ is the Lord of all. And for his sake God causes his face to shine upon sinners when they repent, and turn to him. In all our prayers this must be our plea, we must make mention of his righteousness, even of his only. The humble, fervent, believing earnestness of this prayer should ever be followed by us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 9, 10. - To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. The Septuagint renders the last clause, "The Law which thou gavest before Moses, and us by thy servants the prophets." There is a change here which has the appearance of marking an interpolation. The prayer ceases, and an explanatory narrative begins. In content it resembles the parallel passage in Bar. 1, but is much briefer, and therefore more likely to be the older. "Forgivenesses" occurs only here and Nehemiah 9:17 in a prayer that otherwise seems borrowed from that before us.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses,.... Mercy is his nature, and what he delights in; it is abundant, and he is plenteous in it the fountain of mercy is with him, and numerous are the streams which flow from it, called "the multitude of his tender mercies"; all temporal favours spring from hence, and so do all spiritual blessings, the sure mercies of David; and particularly the forgiveness of sin, which is the Lord's prerogative, and is according to the tender mercies of our God, and the riches of his grace; and is of all sins, and of all sorts of sinners; he doth abundantly pardon all that apply to him for it, and forgives all trespasses; see Psalm 130:4,

though we have rebelled against him: there is mercy with the Lord, and forgiveness with him, even for rebellious ones; which is an exaggeration and illustration of his pardoning grace and mercy: or, "for we have sinned against him" (g); so that it is a plain case that he is merciful and has forgiven our iniquities, since he has spared us, and not destroyed us, and now is about to put an end to our captivity, according to his promise; and if he had not mercy on us, and did not forgive our sins, we must perish in them, and there would be no hope of salvation for us.

(g) "quia rebellavimus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Polanus, Cocceius, Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. mercies—The plural intensifies the force; mercy manifold and exhibited in countless ways. As it is humbling to recollect "righteousness belongeth unto God," so it is comforting, that "mercies belong to the Lord OUR God."

though we have rebelled—rather, "since," &c. [Vulgate], (Ps 25:11). Our punishment is not inconsistent with His "mercies," since we have rebelled against Him.

Daniel 9:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Daniel's Prayer for his People
8"Open shame belongs to us, O Lord, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. 9"To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him; 10nor have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in His teachings which He set before us through His servants the prophets.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:30
Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.

Nehemiah 9:17
They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,

Psalm 106:43
Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.

Psalm 130:4
But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

Jeremiah 14:7
Although our sins testify against us, do something, LORD, for the sake of your name. For we have often rebelled; we have sinned against you.

Daniel 9:5
we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.

Daniel 9:6
We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.

Daniel 9:8
We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, LORD, because we have sinned against you.
Treasury of Scripture

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

To the Lord. From God's goodness flow His mercies; and from His mercies, forgiveness.

Daniel 9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, …

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

Numbers 14:18,19 The LORD is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity …

Nehemiah 9:17,31 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you …

Psalm 62:12 Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according …

Psalm 86:5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 130:4,7 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared…

Psalm 145:8,9 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and …

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Isaiah 63:7 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises …

Lamentations 3:22,23 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his …

Jonah 4:2 And he prayed to the LORD, and said, I pray you, O LORD, was not …

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Ephesians 1:6-8 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us…

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Daniel 9:5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, …

Nehemiah 9:18,19,26-28 Yes, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is your …

Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their …

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your …

Ezekiel 20:8,9,13 But they rebelled against me, and would not listen to me: they did …

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