Daniel 9:3

“And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I set my face vnto the Lord God to seeke by prayer, and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 9:3

  • Emory l Smith II for verse 3
    I love this verse, it is pure inspiration for us believers. To know that if when we seek after Him, He hears us.
  • TONEY NYASULU for verse 3
    He was a great man of faith.He had believed in God at all costs.He had laid a foundation of faith that the world today is revived of. I admire his stand inGod.
  • One giving all of oneself to God and leaving all worldly things behind. Denying self and turning self all to God.
  • J P Nash for verse 3
    without God's guidance we drift off in unsure directions. In Prayer we receive satisfaction to know that we have asked the Savior and in asking HIM we are sure that HIS will, will be done. If in doubt God can do then don't pray. Some prayers do take (in our estimation) a long time, but it is on time. Patience (waiting) can be hard.

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