Daniel 9:3

“ And I set my face vnto the Lord God to seeke by prayer, and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.”

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Other Translations

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
- King James Version

So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek {Him by} prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And turning my face to the Lord God, I gave myself up to prayer, requesting his grace, going without food, in haircloth and dust.
- Basic English Bible

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes;
- Darby Bible

And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
- Webster's Bible

I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
- World English Bible

and I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek [by] prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Daniel 9

  • RODNEY BASCOMBE
    Very powerful scripture
  • Obbie Beal
    faithful Daniel (though a slave in a foreign country) holds a high office in government; he has not forgotten Jehovah /God; also this prayer of Daniel clearly teaches us in 2019 why GOD allowed HIS wrath on the promised-land. This prayer of Daniel is applicable to us because the whole world has repeated that day /then. So Being SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS is our only HOPE. The trial-date is set.
  • Merinda afanui sama
    I SEE DANIEL'S HUMILITY IN PRAYERS THAT WON GOD'S FAVOUR.IF WE NEED OUR PRAYERS TO BE ANSWERED SPEEDILY THEN WE MUST BE HUMBLE IN OUR PETITION TO GOD.
  • BSP
    Verses 1,2~Daniel was now an older man, but he was still a deep student of God's Word. We want to continue to read the Bible throughout all the days of our lives like Daniel did.
  • Harvey plunkett
    Jesus is record twice to have commended the reading and understanding of Daniel. Matt. 24 and in mrk. This commendation would seem to imply daniel was, even in that era, open for intelligent understand of times relative to events in their order for sequence: "signs for the times."
  • A disciple
    verse 27 - I think it is foolishness and irresponsible as a servant of the Lord to try to make up methods and formulas for deciphering things that are declared sealed by God. What things ARE revealed to us, are the things we should occupy ourselves in; for they are the things which we must give account for when the Master returns. As we grow in grace and are able to bear it, He will show us more.

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