Ezra 9:10
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English Standard Version
“And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken your commandments,

King James Bible
And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

American Standard Version
And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

English Revised Version
And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This information threw Ezra into deep grief and moral consternation. The tearing of the upper and under garments was a sign of heartfelt and grievous affliction (Joshua 8:6); see remarks on Leviticus 10:6. The plucking out of (a portion of) the hair was the expression of violent wrath or moral indignation, comp. Nehemiah 13:25, and is not to be identified with the cutting off of the hair in mourning Job 1:20). "And sat down stunned;" משׁומם, desolate, rigid, stunned, without motion. While he was sitting thus, there were gathered unto him all who feared the word of God concerning the transgression of those that had been carried away. חרד, trembling, being terrified, generally construed with על or אל (e.g., Isaiah 66:2, Isaiah 66:5), but here with ב (like verbs of embracing, believing), and meaning to believe with trembling in the word which God had spoken concerning this מעל, i.e., thinking with terror of the punishments which such faithless conduct towards a covenant God involved.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what shall we say

Genesis 44:16 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves?...

Joshua 7:8 O LORD, what shall I say, when Israel turns their backs before their enemies!

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

Daniel 9:4-16 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God...

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

Cross References
Ezra 9:9
For we are slaves. Yet our God has not forsaken us in our slavery, but has extended to us his steadfast love before the kings of Persia, to grant us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us protection in Judea and Jerusalem.

Ezra 9:11
which you commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, 'The land that you are entering, to take possession of it, is a land impure with the impurity of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations that have filled it from end to end with their uncleanness.

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