kjv@Nehemiah:9:10@ And shewedst signs and wonders upon [Pharaoh], and [On] all his servants, and [On] all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. [So] didst thou get thee a name, as it is this [Day].
kjv@Nehemiah:9:11@ And thou didst divide the [Sea] before them, [So] that they went through the midst of the [Sea][On] the dry land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the deeps, as a [Stone] into the mighty waters.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:15@ And gavest them [Bread] from [Heaven] for their hunger, and broughtest forth [Water] for them out of the [Rock] for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:17@ And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a [Captain] to return to their bondage: but thou art a [God] ready to [Pardon], gracious and merciful, slow to [Anger], and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:23@ Their children also multipliedst thou as the [Stars] of [Heaven], and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:24@ [So] the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the [Canaanites], and gavest them into their hands, with their [Kings], and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:25@ And they took strong cities, and a [Fat] land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and [Fruit] trees in abundance: [So] they did eat, and were filled, and became [Fat], and delighted themselves in thy great [Goodness].
kjv@Nehemiah:9:26@ Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy [Law] behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:27@ Therefore thou deliveredst them into the [Hand] of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from [Heaven]; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the [Hand] of their enemies.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:28@ But after they had [Rest], they did [Evil] again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the [Hand] of their enemies, [So] that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from [Heaven]; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
kjv@Nehemiah:9:29@ And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy [Commandments], but sinned against thy [Judgments], (which if a [Man] do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their [Neck], and would not hear.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:30@ Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them [By] thy [Spirit] in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the [Hand] of the people of the lands.
kjv@Nehemiah:9:31@ Nevertheless for thy great mercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful [God].
kjv@Nehemiah:9:36@ Behold, we are servants this [Day], and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the [Fruit] thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
kjv@Nehemiah:9:37@ And it yieldeth much increase unto the [Kings] whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our [Cattle], at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
We have privatized our religion a great deal. The sins detailed here are considered the sins of the fathers, a frequency of falling short on a national scale. Today our confessions are strictly personal if any. Sin is reduced down to things we do that harm others and if we don't harm it isn't a sin. We leave ourselves to judge whether our deeds hurt someone and even then it is only relative to the hurt that they have caused us. Not only were these stated sins national, so too were God's mercies.
What are the sins of our fathers now days? No doubt they are very much the same and just as prevalent. They effect us as a nation in ways God cannot overlook. Much like Judah, there are certainly those that do right, a remnant at all times, but they are vastly out numbered and the coarse of the nation is stripped from their hands. We would do well to consider each of their sins.
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