1:2 Hanani, who was one of my relatives, 1 along with some of the men from Judah, came to me, 2 and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped and had survived the exile, and about Jerusalem. 3
1:3 They said to me, “The remnant that remains from the exile there in the province are experiencing considerable 4 adversity and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem lies breached, and its gates have been burned down!” 5
1 tn Heb “brothers.”
2 tn The Hebrew text does not include the words “to me”; these words were supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.
4 tn Heb “great.”
6 tn Heb “sat down.” Context suggests that this was a rather sudden action, resulting from the emotional shock of the unpleasant news, so “abruptly” has been supplied in the present translation.