Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper.
But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
For Yahweh will judge his people, and have compassion on his servants, when he sees that [their] power is gone, There is none [remaining], shut up or left at large.
Let your ear now be attentive, and your eyes open, that you may listen to the prayer of your servant, which I pray before you at this time, day and night, for the children of Israel your servants while I confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Yes, I and my father's house have sinned.
It happened in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been [before] sad in his presence.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.
I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, Neither has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.
Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can't see. Let their backs be continually bent.
You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.