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Ezra 9:3

    Ezra 9:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonished.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And hearing this, with signs of grief and pulling out the hair of my head and my chin, I took my seat on the earth deeply troubled.

    Webster's Revision

    And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded.

    World English Bible

    When I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.

    Definitions for Ezra 9:3

    Astonied - To be taken by surprise.
    Mantle - Garment; covering.
    Rent - Divided; broke or tore apart.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 9:3

    I rent my garment and my mantle - The outer and inner garment, in sign of great grief. This significant act is frequently mentioned in the sacred writings, and was common among all ancient nations.

    Plucked off the hair - Shaving the head and beard were signs of excessive grief; much more so the plucking off the hair, which must produce exquisite pain. All this testified his abhorrence, not merely of the act of having taken strange wives, but their having also joined them in their idolatrous abominations.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 9:3

    Plucking out the hair with the hands, so common among the Classical nations, is, comparatively speaking, rarely mentioned as practiced by Asiatics.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezra 9:3

    9:3 I rent - Both mine inner and my upper garment.
    Book: Ezra