SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:15 SEÑOR, Dios de Israel, tú eres justo; puesto que nos ha quedado escapadura, como este día, henos aquí delante de ti en nuestros delitos; porque no es posible estar delante de ti a causa de esto.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ezra 9:15 Verse 15. Thou art righteous] Thou art merciful; this is one of the many meanings of the word qdx tsedek; and to this meaning St. Paul refers, when he says, God declares his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, Rom. iii. 25. See the note there.
We remain yet escaped] Because of this righteousness or mercy.
In our trespasses] We have no righteousness; we are clothed and covered with our trespasses.
We cannot stand before thee because of this.] The parallel place, as noted in the margin, is Psa. cxxx. 3: If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? Every man must stand before the judgment-seat of Christ: but who shall stand there with joy? No man against whom the Lord marks iniquities. There is a reference here to the temple service: the priests and Levites stood and ministered before the Lord, but they were not permitted to do so unless pure from all legal pollution; so no man shall stand before the judgment-seat of Christ who is not washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb. Reader, how dost thou expect to stand there?
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 15. O Lord God of Israel, thou art righteous , etc.] And would appear to be so, should Israel be entirely cut off, and utterly consumed for their iniquities: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day ; that they remained yet escaped out of captivity, and escaped the wrath and vengeance of God, was not owing to any deserts of theirs, but to the grace and mercy of God, who had not stirred up all his wrath, as their sins deserved: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses ; to do with us as seems good in thy sight; we have nothing to plead on our behalf, but cast ourselves at thy feet, if so be unmerited favour may be shown us: for we cannot stand before thee because of this ; this evil of contracting affinity with the nations; we cannot defend ourselves; we cannot plead ignorance of the divine commands; we have nothing to say for ourselves why judgment should not be passed upon us; we leave ourselves in thine hands, and at thy mercy.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 5-15 - The sacrifice, especially the evening sacrifice, was a type of the blessed Lamb of God, who in the evening of the world, was to take awa sin by the sacrifice of himself. Ezra's address is a peniten confession of sin, the sin of his people. But let this be the comfor of true penitents, that though their sins reach to the heavens, God' mercy is in the heavens. Ezra, speaking of sin, speaks as one muc ashamed. Holy shame is as necessary in true repentance as holy sorrow Ezra speaks as much amazed. The discoveries of guilt cause amazement the more we think of sin, the worse it looks. Say, God be merciful to me sinner. Ezra speaks as one much afraid. There is not a surer of saddler presage of ruin, than turning to sin, after great judgments and great deliverances. Every one in the church of God, has to wonde that he has not wearied out the Lord's patience, and brough destruction upon himself. What then must be the case of the ungodly But though the true penitent has nothing to plead in his own behalf the heavenly Advocate pleads most powerfully for him __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew יהוה 3068 אלהי 430 ישׂראל 3478 צדיק 6662 אתה 859 כי 3588 נשׁארנו 7604 פליטה 6413 כהיום 3117 הזה 2088 הננו 2005 לפניך 6440 באשׁמתינו 819 כי 3588 אין 369 לעמוד 5975 לפניך 6440 על 5921 זאת׃ 2063