Ezra 9:15
Parallel Verses
New International Version
LORD, the God of Israel, you are righteous! We are left this day as a remnant. Here we are before you in our guilt, though because of it not one of us can stand in your presence."

New Living Translation
O LORD, God of Israel, you are just. We come before you in our guilt as nothing but an escaped remnant, though in such a condition none of us can stand in your presence."

English Standard Version
O LORD, the God of Israel, you are just, for we are left a remnant that has escaped, as it is today. Behold, we are before you in our guilt, for none can stand before you because of this.”

New American Standard Bible
"O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as it is this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."

King James Bible
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we survive as a remnant today. Here we are before You with our guilt, though no one can stand in Your presence because of this.

International Standard Version
LORD God of Israel, you are just: As a result, we remain here today delivered. Look at us! Because of our sin, we cannot stand in your presence as a result of everything that has happened."

NET Bible
O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous, for we are left as a remnant this day. Indeed, we stand before you in our guilt. However, because of this guilt no one can really stand before you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
LORD God of Israel, because you are fair, a few of us continue to remain as survivors. Look at us. All of us are guilty. None of us can stand in your presence because of this."

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we have an escape, as it is this day, behold us here, before thee in our guiltiness; for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before you in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before you because of this.

American King James Version
O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before you in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before you because of this.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, the God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our guiltiness; for none can stand before thee because of this.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord God of Israel, thou art just: for we remain yet to be saved as at this day. Behold we are before thee in our sin, for there can be no standing before thee in this matter.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we are a remnant that is escaped, as [it is] this day. Behold, we are before thee in our trespasses; for there is no standing before thee because of this.

English Revised Version
O LORD, the God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our guiltiness; for none can stand before thee because of this.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we having escaped, remain yet, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

World English Bible
Yahweh, the God of Israel, you are righteous; for we are left a remnant that has escaped, as it is this day. Behold, we are before you in our guiltiness; for none can stand before you because of this."

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, God of Israel, righteous art Thou, for we have been left an escape, as it is this day; lo, we are before Thee in our guilt, for there is none to stand before Thee concerning this.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:5-15 The sacrifice, especially the evening sacrifice, was a type of the blessed Lamb of God, who in the evening of the world, was to take away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Ezra's address is a penitent confession of sin, the sin of his people. But let this be the comfort of true penitents, that though their sins reach to the heavens, God's mercy is in the heavens. Ezra, speaking of sin, speaks as one much ashamed. Holy shame is as necessary in true repentance as holy sorrow. Ezra speaks as much amazed. The discoveries of guilt cause amazement; the more we think of sin, the worse it looks. Say, God be merciful to me sinner. Ezra speaks as one much afraid. There is not a surer or saddler presage of ruin, than turning to sin, after great judgments, and great deliverances. Every one in the church of God, has to wonder that he has not wearied out the Lord's patience, and brought destruction upon himself. What then must be the case of the ungodly? But though the true penitent has nothing to plead in his own behalf, the heavenly Advocate pleads most powerfully for him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - Thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped. Righteousness, in its widest sense, includes mercy; and so the meaning here may be, "Thou art good and gracious; of which thy having spared us is a proof;" or tsaddik may have its more usual sense of "just," and Ezra may mean to say, "Thou art just, and therefore hast brought us to the low estate in which we are to-day, and made us a mere remnant." We are before thee in our trespasses. We are here, in thy presence; here, before thy holy place (Acts 10:1); sinners, with all our sins upon us, confessing our guilt; for we cannot stand before thee - we cannot boldly stand up and face thee ("Who shall, stand in thy sight when Thou art angry? Psalm 76:7), because of this our heinous transgression, for which there is no excuse.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O Lord God of Israel, thou art righteous,.... And would appear to be so, should Israel be entirely cut off, and utterly consumed for their iniquities:

for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day; that they remained yet escaped out of captivity, and escaped the wrath and vengeance of God, was not owing to any deserts of theirs, but to the grace and mercy of God, who had not stirred up all his wrath, as their sins deserved:

behold, we are before thee in our trespasses; to do with us as seems good in thy sight; we have nothing to plead on our behalf, but cast ourselves at thy feet, if so be unmerited favour may be shown us:

for we cannot stand before thee because of this; this evil of contracting affinity with the nations; we cannot defend ourselves; we cannot plead ignorance of the divine commands; we have nothing to say for ourselves why judgment should not be passed upon us; we leave ourselves in thine hands, and at thy mercy.



Ezra 9:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ezra's Prayer of Confession
14shall we again break Your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who commit these abominations? Would You not be angry with us to the point of destruction, until there is no remnant nor any who escape? 15"O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for we have been left an escaped remnant, as it is this day; behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this."
Cross References
Ezra 9:6
and prayed: "I am too ashamed and disgraced, my God, to lift up my face to you, because our sins are higher than our heads and our guilt has reached to the heavens.

Nehemiah 9:33
In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully, while we acted wickedly.

Job 9:2
"Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God?

Psalm 76:7
It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?

Psalm 116:5
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Psalm 119:137
You are righteous, LORD, and your laws are right.

Psalm 130:3
If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?

Jeremiah 12:1
You are always righteous, LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?

Ezekiel 7:16
The fugitives who escape will flee to the mountains. Like doves of the valleys, they will all moan, each for their own sins.

Daniel 9:7
"Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame--the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you.

Zechariah 3:3
Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.
Treasury of Scripture

O LORD God of Israel, you are righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before you in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before you because of this.

thou art righteous

Nehemiah 9:33,34 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have …

Daniel 9:7-11,14 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, …

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to …

for we remain

Lamentations 3:22,23 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his …

in our trespasses

Isaiah 64:6,7 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Ezekiel 33:10 Therefore, O you son of man, speak to the house of Israel; Thus you …

Zechariah 3:3,4 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel…

John 8:21,24 Then said Jesus again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, …

1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.

we cannot

Job 9:2,3 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God…

Psalm 130:3 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Psalm 143:2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Jump to Previous
Escaped Guilt Guiltiness Israel Remnant Righteous Stand Trespasses
Jump to Next
Escaped Guilt Guiltiness Israel Remnant Righteous Stand Trespasses
Links
Ezra 9:15 NIV
Ezra 9:15 NLT
Ezra 9:15 ESV
Ezra 9:15 NASB
Ezra 9:15 KJV

Ezra 9:15 Bible Apps
Ezra 9:15 Bible Suite
Ezra 9:15 Biblia Paralela
Ezra 9:15 Chinese Bible
Ezra 9:15 French Bible
Ezra 9:15 German Bible

Alphabetical: a an are as because been before behold can day escaped for God guilt have Here in is Israel it left LORD no not O of one our presence remnant righteous stand this though us We you your

OT History: Ezra 9:15 Yahweh the God of Israel you (Ezr. Ez) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Ezra 9:14
Top of Page
Top of Page