New International Version
"But see, we are slaves today, slaves in the land you gave our ancestors so they could eat its fruit and the other good things it produces.
King James Bible
Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, we are servants this day, and the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are bondmen in it.
World English Bible
"Behold, we are servants this day, and as for the land that you gave to our fathers to eat its fruit and its good, behold, we are servants in it.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, we -- to-day -- are servants, and the land that Thou hast given to our fathers, to eat its fruit and its good -- lo, we are servants on it,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, we are servants - They had no king of their own: and were under the government of the kings of Persia, to whom they paid a regular tribute.
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therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
Though we are slaves, our God has not forsaken us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness in the sight of the kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins, and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem.
Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are weary and find no rest.
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