Nehemiah 2:3
New International Version
but I said to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?"

New Living Translation
but I replied, "Long live the king! How can I not be sad? For the city where my ancestors are buried is in ruins, and the gates have been destroyed by fire."

English Standard Version
I said to the king, “Let the king live forever! Why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ graves, lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”

New American Standard Bible
I said to the king, "Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?"

King James Bible
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and replied to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?"

International Standard Version
I replied to the king, "May the king live forever. Why shouldn't I be troubled, since the city where my ancestral sepulchers are located lies waste, with its gates burned by fire?"

NET Bible
I replied to the king, "O king, live forever! Why would I not appear dejected when the city with the graves of my ancestors lies desolate and its gates destroyed by fire?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"May the king live forever!" I said to the king. "Why shouldn't I look sad when the city, the place where my ancestors are buried, is in ruins and its gates are burned down?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said unto the king, Let the king live for ever; why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the house of my fathers' sepulchres, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?

King James 2000 Bible
And said unto the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lies waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

American King James Version
And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lies waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

American Standard Version
And I said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers'sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said to the king: O king, live for ever: why should not my countenance be sorrowful, seeing the city of the place of the sepulchres of my fathers is desolate, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire?

Darby Bible Translation
And I said to the king, Let the king live for ever! Why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?

English Revised Version
And I said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

Webster's Bible Translation
And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lieth waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?

World English Bible
I said to the king, "Let the king live forever! Why shouldn't my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies waste, and its gates have been consumed with fire?"

Young's Literal Translation
and say to the king, 'Let the king to the age live! wherefore should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of the graves of my fathers, is a waste, and its gates have been consumed with fire?'

Nehemia 2:3 Afrikaans PWL
en het aan die koning gesê: “Mag die koning vir ewig lewe! Waarom sou my voorkoms nie bedroef wees nie terwyl die hoofstad van die koninkryk van my vaders in puin lê en sy poorte deur vuur verbrand is?”

Nehemia 2:3 Albanian
dhe i thashë mbretit: "Rroftë mbreti përjetë! Si mund të mos jetë fytyra ime e trishtuar kur qyteti ku janë varrosur etërit e mi është shkatërruar dhe portat e tij janë konsumuar nga zjarri?".

ﻧﺤﻤﻴﺎ 2:3 Arabic: Smith & Van Dyke
وقلت للملك. ليحيى الملك الى الابد. كيف لا يكمد وجهي والمدينة بيت مقابر آبائي خراب وابوابها قد اكلتها النار.

Dyr Nehymies 2:3 Bavarian
aft aber gsag i zo n Künig: "Lang löb dyr Künig! - +Nit werd i schlecht ausschaugn! Dö Stat, in derer wo mein Öltterngrab ist, ligt in Trümmer, und de Toerer dyrvon habnd s zammbrennt."

Неемия 2:3 Bulgarian
И рекох на царя: Да живее царят до века! как да не е посърнало лицето ми, когато градът, мястото на гробищата на бащите ми, е запустял, и портите му изгорени с огън.

現代標點和合本 (CUVMP Traditional)
我對王說:「願王萬歲!我列祖墳墓所在的那城荒涼,城門被火焚燒,我豈能面無愁容嗎?」

现代标点和合本 (CUVMP Simplified)
我对王说:“愿王万岁!我列祖坟墓所在的那城荒凉,城门被火焚烧,我岂能面无愁容吗?”

尼 希 米 記 2:3 Chinese Bible: Union (Traditional)
我 對 王 說 : 願 王 萬 歲 ! 我 列 祖 墳 墓 所 在 的 那 城 荒 涼 , 城 門 被 火 焚 燒 , 我 豈 能 面 無 愁 容 麼 ?

尼 希 米 記 2:3 Chinese Bible: Union (Simplified)
我 对 王 说 : 愿 王 万 岁 ! 我 列 祖 坟 墓 所 在 的 那 城 荒 凉 , 城 门 被 火 焚 烧 , 我 岂 能 面 无 愁 容 麽 ?

Nehemiah 2:3 Croatian Bible
i rekoh kralju: "Neka uvijek živi kralj! Kako mi lice ne bi bilo tužno kad je grad gdje su grobovi mojih otaca razoren, a vrata mu ognjem spaljena?"

Kinha Nehemiášova 2:3 Czech BKR
A řekl jsem králi: Král na věky buď živ. Kterak nemá býti smutný oblíčej můj, když město to, kdež jsou hrobové otců mých, zpuštěno jest, a brány jeho ohněm zkaženy?

Nehemias 2:3 Danish
og jeg sagde til Kongen: »Kongen leve evindelig! Hvor kan jeg andet end se modfalden ud, naar den By, hvor mine Fædres Grave er, ligger øde, og dens Porte er fortæret af Ilden?«

Nehemia 2:3 Dutch Staten Vertaling
En ik zeide tot de koning: De koning leve in eeuwigheid! Hoe zou mijn aangezicht niet treurig zijn, daar de stad, de plaats der begravenissen mijner vaderen, woest is, en haar poorten met vuur verteerd zijn?

Westminster Leningrad Codex
וָאֹמַ֣ר לַמֶּ֔לֶךְ הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ לְעֹולָ֣ם יִחְיֶ֑ה מַדּ֜וּעַ לֹא־יֵרְע֣וּ פָנַ֗י אֲשֶׁ֨ר הָעִ֜יר בֵּית־קִבְרֹ֤ות אֲבֹתַי֙ חֲרֵבָ֔ה וּשְׁעָרֶ֖יהָ אֻכְּל֥וּ בָאֵֽשׁ׃ ס

WLC (Consonants Only)
ואמר למלך המלך לעולם יחיה מדוע לא־ירעו פני אשר העיר בית־קברות אבתי חרבה ושעריה אכלו באש׃ ס

Aleppo Codex
ג ואמר למלך המלך לעולם יחיה מדוע לא ירעו פני אשר העיר בית קברות אבתי חרבה ושעריה אכלו באש  {ס}

Nehemiás 2:3 Hungarian: Karoli
Akkor mondék a királynak: Örökké éljen a király! Miért nem volna szomorú az én orczám, hiszen a város, az én atyáim sírjainak helye, pusztán hever és kapui megemésztettek tûzben?!

Neĥemja 2:3 Esperanto
kaj mi diris al la regxo:La regxo vivu eterne; kiel mi povas ne aspekti malbone, kiam la urbo, kiu estas la tomboloko de miaj patroj, estas dezertigita, kaj gxiaj pordegoj estas forbruligitaj per fajro?

NEHEMIA 2:3 Finnish: Bible (1776)
Niin minä sanoin kuninkaalle: eläköön kuningas ijankaikkisesti! Eikö kasvoni mahda olla murheelliset, kuin se kaupunki, jossa isäni hautaushuone on, kylmillä on, ja sen portit ovat tulella kulutetut?

Néhémie 2:3 French: Darby
Et je dis au roi: Que le roi vive à toujours! Pourquoi mon visage ne serait-il pas triste, quand la ville, le lieu des sepulcres de mes peres, est devastee, et que ses portes sont consumees par le feu.

Néhémie 2:3 French: Louis Segond (1910)
et je répondis au roi: Que le roi vive éternellement! Comment n'aurais-je pas mauvais visage, lorsque la ville où sont les sépulcres de mes pères est détruite et que ses portes sont consumées par le feu?

Néhémie 2:3 French: Martin (1744)
Et je répondis au Roi : Que le Roi vive éternellement! Comment mon visage ne serait-il pas mauvais, puisque la ville qui est le lieu des sépulcres de mes pères, demeure désolée, et que ses portes ont été consumées par le feu?

Nehemia 2:3 German: Modernized
und sprach zum Könige: Der König lebe ewiglich! Sollte ich nicht übel sehen? Die Stadt, da das Haus des Begräbnisses meiner Väter ist, liegt wüste und ihre Tore sind mit Feuer verzehret.

Nehemia 2:3 German: Luther (1912)
und sprach zu dem König: Der König lebe ewiglich! Sollte ich nicht übel sehen? Die Stadt da das Begräbnis meiner Väter ist, liegt wüst, und ihre Tore sind mit Feuer verzehrt.

Nehemia 2:3 German: Textbibel (1899)
Und ich sprach zum Könige: Der König möge immerdar leben! Warum sollte ich nicht schlecht aussehen, wenn die Stadt, die Begräbnisstätte meiner Väter, wüste liegt, und ihre Thore vom Feuer verzehrt sind?

Neemia 2:3 Italian: Riveduta Bible (1927)
e dissi al re: "Viva il re in eterno! Come potrebbe il mio aspetto non esser triste quando la città dove sono i sepolcri de’ miei padri è distrutta e le sue porte son consumate dal fuoco?"

Neemia 2:3 Italian: Giovanni Diodati Bible (1649)
e dissi al re: Possa il re vivere in perpetuo; come non sarebbe la mia faccia mesta, rimanendo la città, che è il luogo delle sepolture de’ miei padri, distrutta, e le sue porte consumate dal fuoco?

NEHEMIA 2:3 Indonesian - Terjemahan Lama (TL)
Maka sembahku kepada baginda: Daulat tuanku sampai selama-lamanya! Bagaimana gerangan tiada suram muka patik, sedang negeri, tempat pekuburan nenek moyang patik, sudah rusak dan segala pintu gerbangnyapun sudah habis dimakan api?

느헤미아 2:3 Korean
왕께 대답하되 `왕은 만세수를 하옵소서 ! 나의 열조의 묘실 있는 성읍이 이제까지 황무하고 성문이 소화되었사오니 내가 어찌 얼굴에 수색이 없사오리이까 ?'

Nehemiae 2:3 Latin: Vulgata Clementina
et dixi regi : Rex in æternum vive : quare non mœreat vultus meus, quia civitas domus sepulchrorum patris mei deserta est, et portæ ejus combustæ sunt igni ?

Nehemijo knyga 2:3 Lithuanian
ir tariau karaliui: “Tegyvuoja karalius amžinai! Kaip man neliūdėti, kai miestas, kuriame yra mano tėvų kapai, apleistas ir jo vartai ugnies sunaikinti?”

Nehemiah 2:3 Maori
Ano ra ko ahau ki te kingi, Kia ora tonu te kingi: he aha toku mata i kore ai e pouri, i te mea kua ururuatia te pa, te whare o nga tanumanga o oku matua, a kua pau ona keti i te ahi?

Nehemias 2:3 Norwegian: Det Norsk Bibelselskap (1930)
Og jeg sa til kongen: Kongen leve evindelig! Skulde jeg ikke se bedrøvet ut når byen hvor mine fedres graver er, ligger øde, og dens porter er fortært av ild?

Nehemías 2:3 Spanish: La Biblia de las Américas
y dije al rey: Viva para siempre el rey. ¿Cómo no ha de estar triste mi rostro cuando la ciudad, lugar de los sepulcros de mis padres, está desolada y sus puertas han sido consumidas por el fuego?

Nehemías 2:3 Spanish: La Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos
y le dije al rey: "Viva para siempre el rey. ¿Cómo no ha de estar triste mi rostro cuando la ciudad, lugar de los sepulcros de mis padres, está desolada y sus puertas han sido consumidas por el fuego?"

Nehemías 2:3 Spanish: Reina Valera Gómez
Y dije al rey: Viva el rey para siempre. ¿Cómo no ha de estar triste mi rostro, cuando la ciudad, casa de los sepulcros de mis padres, está desierta, y sus puertas consumidas por el fuego?

Nehemías 2:3 Spanish: Reina Valera 1909
Y dije al rey: El rey viva para siempre. ¿Cómo no estará triste mi rostro, cuando la ciudad, casa de los sepulcros de mis padres, está desierta, y sus puertas consumidas del fuego?

Nehemías 2:3 Spanish: Sagradas Escrituras 1569
Y dije al rey: El rey viva para siempre. ¿Cómo no estará triste mi rostro, cuando la ciudad, casa de los sepulcros de mis padres, está desierta, y sus puertas consumidas del fuego?

Neemias 2:3 Bíblia King James Atualizada Português
e justifiquei ao rei: “Que o rei viva para sempre! Como meu rosto não estaria triste, se a cidade em que está o sepulcro dos meus pais está completamente destruída e as suas portas consumidas pelo fogo?”

Neemias 2:3 Portugese Bible
e disse ao rei: Viva o rei para sempre! Como não há de estar triste o meu rosto, estando na cidade, o lugar dos sepulcros de meus pais, assolada, e tendo sido consumidas as suas portas pelo fogo?    

Neemia 2:3 Romanian: Cornilescu
şi am răspuns împăratului: ,,Trăiască împăratul în veac! Cum să n'am faţa tristă, cînd cetatea în care sînt mormintele părinţilor mei este nimicită şi porţile ei sînt arse de foc?``

Неемия 2:3 Russian: Synodal Translation (1876)
и сказал царю: да живет царь во веки! Как не быть печальным лицу моему, когда город, дом гробов отцов моих, в запустении, и ворота его сожжены огнем!

Неемия 2:3 Russian koi8r
и сказал царю: да живет царь во веки! Как не быть печальным лицу моему, когда город, дом гробов отцов моих, в запустении, и ворота его сожжены огнем!

Nehemja 2:3 Swedish (1917)
Och jag sade till konungen: »Må konungen leva evinnerligen! Skulle jag icke se sorgsen ut, då den stad där mina fäders gravar äro ligger öde och dess portar äro förtärda av eld?»

Nehemiah 2:3 Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)
At sinabi ko sa hari, Mabuhay ang hari magpakailan man: bakit ang aking mukha ay hindi malulungkot, kung ang bayan, ang dako ng mga libingan sa aking mga magulang ay giniba, at ang mga pintuang-bayan niyaon ay nasupukan ng apoy?

เนหะมีย์ 2:3 Thai: from KJV
ข้าพเจ้าทูลกษัตริย์ว่า "ขอกษัตริย์ทรงพระเจริญเป็นนิตย์เถิด ไฉนสีหน้าของข้าพระองค์จะไม่เศร้าหมองเล่าในเมื่อเมืองสถานที่ฝังศพของบรรพบุรุษของข้าพระองค์ร้างเปล่าอยู่ และประตูเมืองก็ถูกไฟทำลายเสีย"

Nehemya 2:3 Turkish
Krala, ‹‹Tanrı sana uzun ömürler versin›› dedim, ‹‹Atalarımın gömüldüğü kent yıkıldı, kapıları yakıldı. Nasıl üzülmem?››

Neâ-heâ-mi 2:3 Vietnamese (1934)
bèn nói với vua rằng: Nguyện vua vạn tuế! Lẽ nào mặt tôi không buồn, khi cái thành, là nơi có mồ mả của tổ phụ tôi, bị phá hoang, và các cửa thành bị lửa thiêu đốt?

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