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They said to me, “The remnant that remains from the exile there in the province are experiencing considerable[a] adversity and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem lies breached, and its gates have been burned down!”[b]

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  1. Nehemiah 1:3 tn Heb “great.”
  2. Nehemiah 1:3 tn Heb “have been burned with fire” (so also in Neh 2:17). The expression “burned with fire” is redundant in contemporary English; the translation uses “burned down” for stylistic reasons.