2 Chronicles 28:13
New International Version
“You must not bring those prisoners here,” they said, “or we will be guilty before the LORD. Do you intend to add to our sin and guilt? For our guilt is already great, and his fierce anger rests on Israel.”

New Living Translation
“You must not bring the prisoners here!” they declared. “We cannot afford to add to our sins and guilt. Our guilt is already great, and the LORD’s fierce anger is already turned against Israel.”

English Standard Version
and said to them, “You shall not bring the captives in here, for you propose to bring upon us guilt against the LORD in addition to our present sins and guilt. For our guilt is already great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.”

Berean Study Bible
“You must not bring the captives here,” they said, “for you are proposing to bring guilt upon us from the LORD and to add to our sins and our guilt. For our guilt is great, and fierce anger is upon Israel.”

King James Bible
And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the LORD already, ye intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

New King James Version
and said to them, “You shall not bring the captives here, for we already have offended the LORD. You intend to add to our sins and to our guilt; for our guilt is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.”

New American Standard Bible
and said to them, “You must not bring the captives in here, for you are proposing to bring guilt upon us before the LORD, adding to our sins and our guilt; for our guilt is great, and His burning anger is against Israel.”

NASB 1995
and said to them, “You must not bring the captives in here, for you are proposing to bring upon us guilt against the LORD adding to our sins and our guilt; for our guilt is great so that His burning anger is against Israel.”

NASB 1977
and said to them, “You must not bring the captives in here, for you are proposing to bring upon us guilt against the LORD adding to our sins and our guilt; for our guilt is great so that His burning anger is against Israel.”

Amplified Bible
and said to them, “You must not bring the captives in here; for we are guilty before the LORD already, and what you intend to do will add more to our sins and our guilt. For our guilt is so great that His burning anger is against Israel.”

Christian Standard Bible
They said to them, “You must not bring the captives here, for you plan to bring guilt on us from the LORD to add to our sins and our guilt. For we have much guilt, and burning anger is on Israel.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said to them, “You must not bring the captives here, for you plan to bring guilt on us from the LORD to add to our sins and our guilt. For we have much guilt, and burning anger is on Israel.”

American Standard Version
and said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for ye purpose that which will bring upon us a trespass against Jehovah, to add unto our sins and to our trespass; for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying to them: “This captivity shall not enter here, because we will not sin again before LORD JEHOVAH our God, and you say, ‘We will add to our debts and to our sins, because they are very many.’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and said to them, Ye shall not bring in hither the prisoners to us, for whereas sin against the Lord is upon us, ye mean to add to our sins, and to our trespass: for our sin is great, and the fierce anger of the Lord is upon Israel.

Contemporary English Version
and they said: If you bring these prisoners into Samaria, that will be one more thing we've done to sin against the LORD. And he is already angry enough with us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said to them: You shall not bring in the captives hither, lest we sin against the Lord. Why will you add to our sins, and heap up upon our former offences? for the sin is great, and the fierce anger of the Lord hangeth over Israel.

English Revised Version
and said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for ye purpose that which will bring upon us a trespass against the LORD, to add unto our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

Good News Translation
They said, "Don't bring those prisoners here! We have already sinned against the LORD and made him angry enough to punish us. Now you want to do something that will increase our guilt."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said to the army, "Don't bring the prisoners here. You'll make us responsible for this sin against the LORD. Do you intend to add to all our sins? The LORD is very angry with Israel because we have already sinned."

International Standard Version
and told them, "Don't bring those captives here! You'll bring even more guilt on us from the LORD, in addition to our own existing sin and guilt! He's already mad enough against Israel because of our guilt!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
and said unto them: 'Ye shall not bring in the captives hither; for ye purpose that which will bring upon us guilt against the LORD, to add unto our sins and to our guilt; for our guilt is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.'

Literal Standard Version
and say to them, “You do not bring in the captives here, for guilt against YHWH [is already] on us, you are saying to add to our sin and to our guilt. For abundant [is] the guilt we have, and the fierceness of anger on Israel.”

NET Bible
They said to them, "Don't bring those captives here! Are you planning on making us even more sinful and guilty before the LORD? Our guilt is already great and the LORD is very angry at Israel."

New Heart English Bible
and said to them, "You shall not bring in the captives here: for you purpose that which will bring on us a trespass against the LORD, to add to our sins and to our trespass; for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel."

World English Bible
and said to them, "You shall not bring in the captives here: for you purpose that which will bring on us a trespass against Yahweh, to add to our sins and to our trespass; for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel."

Young's Literal Translation
and say to them, 'Ye do not bring in the captives hither, for, to guilt against Jehovah on us, ye are saying to add unto our sin and unto our guilt? for abundant is the guilt we have, and the fierceness of anger on Israel.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah Defeated by Aram
12Then some of the leaders of the Ephraimites—Azariah son of Jehohanan, Berechiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai—stood in opposition to those arriving from the war. 13“You must not bring the captives here,” they said, “for you are proposing to bring guilt upon us from the LORD and to add to our sins and our guilt. For our guilt is great, and fierce anger is upon Israel.” 14So the armed men left the captives and the plunder before the leaders and all the assembly.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 28:12
Then some of the leaders of the Ephraimites--Azariah son of Jehohanan, Berechiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai--stood in opposition to those arriving from the war.

2 Chronicles 28:14
So the armed men left the captives and the plunder before the leaders and all the assembly.


Treasury of Scripture

And said to them, You shall not bring in the captives here: for whereas we have offended against the LORD already, you intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

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Numbers 32:14
And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.

Joshua 22:17,18
Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of the LORD, …

Matthew 23:32,35
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers…









(13) Ye shall not bring in.--Into the city.

Whereas we . . . already.--This is at least a possible rendering. Literally, at or in the trespass of (against) Jehovah (lying) upon us, ye are proposing to add to our sins, &c. Others translate, "so that a trespass against Jehovah come upon us." (Comp. Leviticus 4:3.) But the elders admit an already existing trespass, when they add, "for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel." What they deprecate is an aggravation of that trespass.

Our trespass is great.--Literally, a great trespass is ours. (Syriac omits this clause and next verse. Instead of 2Chronicles 28:15 it has: "And they caused the whole captivity to return to Jerusalem." It then continues with 2Chronicles 28:23-25, transposing 2Chronicles 28:16-21.)

Verse 13. - Hither. The returning army was, no doubt, on the outskirts of Samaria, though the exact site of this interesting scene is not written. For whereas we have offended against the Lord; Hebrew; לְאַשְׁמַת יְהוָהו עָלֵינוּ. Translate, For to the just cause of offence on the part of Jehovah with us, ye propose to add to our sins, and to the offence existing already with us; for great is that offence, etc. The genius of the word here rendered" offence," seems, from careful comparison of the eighteen times of its occurrence, to point to "guilt, sin," or "trespass," as the causes awakening offence in any one against these who do them. The repentant temper of these "heads of the children of Ephraim" was admirable, and indicated their distance from many, many others of their people and day, and Of Judah, who were either callous or reckless.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“You must not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

bring
תָבִ֤יאוּ (ṯā·ḇî·’ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the captives
הַשִּׁבְיָה֙ (haš·šiḇ·yāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7633: Captivity, captives

here,”
הֵ֔נָּה (hên·nāh)
Adverb
Strong's 2008: Hither, thither

they said,
וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“for
כִּי֩ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you
אַתֶּ֣ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are proposing
אֹמְרִ֔ים (’ō·mə·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to bring guilt
לְאַשְׁמַ֨ת (lə·’aš·maṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 819: Guiltiness, a fault, the presentation of a, sin-offering

upon us
עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

from the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and to add
לְהֹסִ֥יף (lə·hō·sîp̄)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

our sins
חַטֹּאתֵ֖ינוּ (ḥaṭ·ṭō·ṯê·nū)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

and our guilt.
אַשְׁמָתֵ֑ינוּ (’aš·mā·ṯê·nū)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 819: Guiltiness, a fault, the presentation of a, sin-offering

For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

our
לָ֔נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

guilt
אַשְׁמָה֙ (’aš·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 819: Guiltiness, a fault, the presentation of a, sin-offering

is great,
רַבָּ֤ה (rab·bāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

and fierce anger
וַחֲר֥וֹן (wa·ḥă·rō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2740: A burning of anger

is upon
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Israel.”
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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