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And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
I fell down
So now, leave me alone so that my anger can burn against them and I can destroy them, and I will make from you a great nation."
So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread, and he did not drink water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
2 Samuel 12:16
Then David prayed to God for the child and fasted. He would even go and spend the night lying on the ground.
He threatened to destroy them, but Moses, his chosen one, interceded with him and turned back his destructive anger.
I lay flat on the ground before the Lord for forty days and nights, for he had said he would destroy you.