The holy city is in disgrace (Dan 9:15-9:16)

“Now!

O Lord!

Our God!

You brought

Your people

Out of the land

Of Egypt

With a mighty hand.

You have made

Your name

Renowned

Even to this day.

We have sinned.

We have done wickedly.

O Lord!

In view of your righteous acts,

Let your anger,

Let your wrath,

We pray,

Turn away

From your city Jerusalem,

Your holy mountain.

Because of our sins,

Because of the iniquities

Of our ancestors,

Jerusalem

With your people

Have become a disgrace

Among all our neighbors.”

Daniel continued with this prayer to God, reminding him how he had brought them out of Egypt with a mighty hand. His name was renowned. However, they had sinned and done wicked things. Thus, God, the Lord, had a righteous anger and wrath. Daniel wanted God to turn away from the holy mountain, the city of Jerusalem, because it had become a disgrace to all its neighbors. Their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors have brought disgrace to Jerusalem and its people.

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The destruction of Moab is near (Jer 48:16-48:17)

“The calamity

Of Moab

Is near at hand.

His doom

Approaches swiftly.

Mourn over him!

All you!

His neighbors!

All you!

Who know his name!

Say!

‘How the mighty scepter

Is broken,

The glorious staff!’”

The destruction of Moab was fast approaching.   Soon it would be there. Jeremiah wanted all its neighbors and those who knew the name of Moab to mourn over Moab. They were to say that the mighty scepter of Moab, his glorious staff, had been broken.