Arise; for this matter belongs to you: we also will be with you: be of good courage, and do it.
Treasury of Scripture
Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said to Joshua, Get you up; why lie you thus on your face?
1 Chronicles 22:16,19 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with you...
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...
for this matter (By the decree of Artaxerxes, Ezra was authorised to do every thing that the law of God required.)
Ezra 7:23-28 Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven...
Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...
we also will
Joshua 1:16-18 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us, we will go...
1 Chronicles 28:10,21 Take heed now; for the LORD has chosen you to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it...
be of good
Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:
Hebrews 12:12,13 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees...
ContextShecaniah Encourages Reform
1Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled to him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore. 2And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said to Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing. 3Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law. 4Arise; for this matter belongs to you: we also will be with you: be of good courage, and do it. 5Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they swore.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Arise; for the matter belongeth unto thee, and we are with thee: be of good courage, and do it.
Arise, it is thy part to give orders, and we will be with thee: take courage, and do it.
Darby Bible Translation
Arise, for this matter is incumbent on thee, and we will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.
King James Bible
Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.
Young's Literal Translation
rise, for on thee is the matter, and we are with thee; be strong, and do.'