Ezra 10:13
New International Version
But there are many people here and it is the rainy season; so we cannot stand outside. Besides, this matter cannot be taken care of in a day or two, because we have sinned greatly in this thing.

New Living Translation
Then they added, “This isn’t something that can be done in a day or two, for many of us are involved in this extremely sinful affair. And this is the rainy season, so we cannot stay out here much longer.

English Standard Version
But the people are many, and it is a time of heavy rain; we cannot stand in the open. Nor is this a task for one day or for two, for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

Berean Study Bible
But there are many people here, and it is the rainy season. We are not able to stay out in the open. Nor is this the work of one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

King James Bible
But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.

New King James Version
But there are many people; it is the season for heavy rain, and we are not able to stand outside. Nor is this the work of one or two days, for there are many of us who have transgressed in this matter.

New American Standard Bible
However, there are many people, it is the rainy season, and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor can the task be done in one or two days, because we have done a great wrong in this matter.

NASB 1995
“But there are many people; it is the rainy season and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor can the task be done in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

NASB 1977
“But there are many people, it is the rainy season, and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor can the task be done in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

Amplified Bible
But there are many people and it is the season of heavy rain; so we are unable to stand outside. Nor can the task be done in a day or two, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

Christian Standard Bible
But there are many people, and it is the rainy season. We don’t have the stamina to stay out in the open. This isn’t something that can be done in a day or two, for we have rebelled terribly in this matter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But there are many people, and it is the rainy season. We don’t have the stamina to stay out in the open. This isn’t something that can be done in a day or two, for we have rebelled terribly in this matter.

American Standard Version
But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without: neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But now the people are many and it is the time of rain and we have no power to stand in the street, and it is not the work of one day, or two, because our sins in this matter are many.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the people is numerous, and the season is stormy, and there is no power to stand without, and the work is more than enough for one day or for two; for we have greatly sinned in this matter.

Contemporary English Version
But there are so many of us, and we can't just stay out here in this downpour. A lot of us have sinned by marrying foreign women, and the matter can't be settled in only a day or two.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as the people are many, and it is time of rain, and me are not able to stand without, and it is not a work of one day or two, (for we have exceedingly sinned in this matter,)

English Revised Version
But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

Good News Translation
But they added, "The crowd is too big, and it's raining hard. We can't stand here in the open like this. This isn't something that can be done in one or two days, because so many of us are involved in this sin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the crowd is too large, and it's the rainy season. We can't take care of this outside. Besides, there are so many of us who are involved in this sin that it can't be taken care of in a day or two.

International Standard Version
However, many people are involved, and it's raining heavily. Furthermore, this is not just a matter of a day or two of work, because many of us have sinned in this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

Literal Standard Version
but the people [are] many, and [it is] the time of showers, and there is no power to stand outside, and the work [is] not for one day, nor for two, for we have multiplied to transgress in this thing.

NET Bible
However, the people are numerous and it is the rainy season. We are unable to stand here outside. Furthermore, this business cannot be resolved in a day or two, for we have sinned greatly in this matter.

New Heart English Bible
But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand outside; neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

World English Bible
But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand outside; neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.

Young's Literal Translation
but the people are many, and it is the time of showers, and there is no power to stand without, and the work is not for one day, nor for two, for we have multiplied to transgress in this thing.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People's Confession of Sin
12And the whole assembly responded in a loud voice: “Truly we must do as you say! 13But there are many people here, and it is the rainy season. We are not able to stay out in the open. Nor is this the work of one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter. 14Let our leaders represent the whole assembly. Then let everyone in our towns who has married a foreign woman come at an appointed time, together with the elders and judges of each town, until the fierce anger of our God in this matter is turned away from us.”…

Cross References
Ezra 10:12
And the whole assembly responded in a loud voice: "Truly we must do as you say!

Ezra 10:14
Let our leaders represent the whole assembly. Then let everyone in our towns who has married a foreign woman come at an appointed time, together with the elders and judges of each town, until the fierce anger of our God in this matter is turned away from us."


Treasury of Scripture

But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.

the people

Ezra 10:18-44
And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah…

Matthew 7:13,14
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: …









Verse 13. - We are many that have transgressed. The marginal rendering, "we have greatly offended in this thing," is nearer to the original. No doubt, however, the greatness of the offence consisted partly in the large number that had offended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
אֲבָ֞ל (’ă·ḇāl)
Adverb
Strong's 61: Verily, of a truth

there are many
רָב֙ (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

people here,
הָעָ֥ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and it is the rainy
גְּשָׁמִ֔ים (gə·šā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1653: Rain, shower

season.
וְהָעֵ֣ת (wə·hā·‘êṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

We are not
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

able
כֹּ֖חַ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

to stay
לַעֲמ֣וֹד (la·‘ă·mō·wḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

out in the open.
בַּח֑וּץ (ba·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

Nor [is this]
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

the work
וְהַמְּלָאכָ֗ה (wə·ham·mə·lā·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

of one
אֶחָד֙ (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

or
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

two
לִשְׁנַ֔יִם (liš·na·yim)
Preposition-l | Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

days,
לְי֤וֹם (lə·yō·wm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

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

we have transgressed
לִפְשֹׁ֖עַ (lip̄·šō·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6586: To break away, trespass, apostatize, quarrel

greatly
הִרְבִּ֥ינוּ (hir·bî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

in this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

matter.
בַּדָּבָ֥ר (bad·dā·ḇār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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