Ezra 10:4
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New International Version
Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it."

New Living Translation
Get up, for it is your duty to tell us how to proceed in setting things straight. We are behind you, so be strong and take action."

English Standard Version
Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.”

New American Standard Bible
"Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."

King James Bible
Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get up, for this matter is your responsibility, and we support you. Be strong and take action!"

International Standard Version
So get up—it's your responsibility! We're with you. Be strong, and get to work."

NET Bible
Get up, for this matter concerns you. We are with you, so be strong and act decisively!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Get up! It's your duty to take action. We are with you, so be strong and take action."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Arise; for this matter belongs unto thee; we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

King James 2000 Bible
Arise; for this matter belongs unto you: we also will be with you: be of good courage, and do it.

American King James Version
Arise; for this matter belongs to you: we also will be with you: be of good courage, and do it.

American Standard Version
Arise; for the matter belongeth unto thee, and we are with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise, it is thy part to give orders, and we will be with thee: take courage, and do it.

Darby Bible Translation
Arise, for this matter is incumbent on thee, and we will be with thee: be of good courage, and do [it].

English Revised Version
Arise; for the matter belongeth unto thee, and we are with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Arise; for this matter belongeth to thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.

World English Bible
Arise; for the matter belongs to you, and we are with you. Be courageous, and do it."

Young's Literal Translation
rise, for on thee is the matter, and we are with thee; be strong, and do.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-5 Shechaniah owned the national guilt. The case is sad, but it is not desperate; the disease threatening, but not incurable. Now that the people begin to lament, a spirit of repentance seems to be poured out; now there is hope that God will forgive, and have mercy. The sin that rightly troubles us, shall not ruin us. In melancholy times we must observe what makes for us, as well as against us. And there may be good hopes through grace, even where there is the sense of great guilt before God. The case is plain; what has been done amiss, must be undone again as far as possible; nothing less than this is true repentance. Sin must be put away, with a resolution never to have any thing more to do with it. What has been unjustly got, must be restored. Arise, be of good courage. Weeping, in this case, is good, but reforming is better. As to being unequally yoked with unbelievers, such marriages, it is certain, are sinful, and ought not to be made; but now they are not null, as they were before the gospel did away the separation between Jews and Gentiles.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - This matter belongeth unto thee. Ezra's commission was to "let judgment be executed on those who would not do the law of God" (Ezra 7:26), and so to constrain them to obedience. It was therefore his place to inquire into the serious matter brought before him, and set it right. We will be with thee. We, the "very great congregation" which had gathered around Ezra, and of whom Shechaniah was the spokesman, undertake to be with thee, and support thee, in the steps which thou takest in this matter. Only be of good courage, and act.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Arise,.... From the ground, where he lay prostrate:

for this matter belongeth unto thee; as a priest and scribe of the law, well versed in it, and therefore could direct what was to be done according to it; and as a ruler under the king of Persia, and a commissioner of his, to inquire whether the law of God was observed by the Jews, Ezra 7:14 and so had authority to put the law in execution:

we also will be with thee; to help and assist in the reformation of this evil:

be of good courage, and do it; do not despair of going through it, though there may be some opposition to it; begin, and doubt not of succeeding.



Ezra 10:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Shecaniah Encourages Reform
3"So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law. 4"Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act." 5Then Ezra rose and made the leading priests, the Levites and all Israel, take oath that they would do according to this proposal; so they took the oath.
Cross References
1 Chronicles 28:10
Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work."

Ezra 10:5
So Ezra rose up and put the leading priests and Levites and all Israel under oath to do what had been suggested. And they took the oath.
Treasury of Scripture

Arise; for this matter belongs to you: we also will be with you: be of good courage, and do it.

Arise

Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said to Joshua, Get you up; why lie you thus on your face?

1 Chronicles 22:16,19 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no …

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there …

for this matter (By the decree of Artaxerxes, Ezra was authorised to do every thing that the law of God required.)

Ezra 7:23-28 Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently …

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his …

we also will

Joshua 1:16-18 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that you command us we will …

1 Chronicles 28:10,21 Take heed now; for the LORD has chosen you to build an house for …

be of good

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

Hebrews 12:12,13 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees…

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