New International Version
For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.
King James Bible
For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
Darby Bible Translation
For calamity from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his excellency I was powerless.
World English Bible
For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because his majesty, I can do nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
For a dread unto me is calamity from God, And because of His excellency I am not able.
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But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.
Would not his splendor terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?
Terrors overwhelm me; my dignity is driven away as by the wind, my safety vanishes like a cloud.
Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?
From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
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