Nehemiah 13:27

“Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shall wee then hearken vnto you, to doe all this great euill, to transgresse against our God, in marrying strange wiues?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Are we then without protest to let you do all this great evil, sinning against our God by taking strange women for your wives?
- Basic English Bible

And should we hearken to you to do all this great evil, to act unfaithfully to our God by marrying foreign wives?
- Darby Bible

Shall we then hearken to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying foreign wives?
- Webster's Bible

Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"
- World English Bible

And to you do we hearken to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God, to settle strange women?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to break faith with our God in marrying foreign women?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Nehemiah 13

  • Irene123
    V. 7 - Eliashib was an evil priest and he allowed sinners to use God's house of worship (Tobiah). Sin can so easily creep into the truth and 'muddy' it for those who aren't sold out for God, i.e. Lot's wife. If we are sold out for Him - NOTHING can separate us from the love of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 24 mentioned that the children were not able to speak Hebrew or the language of the Jews. They were in danger of losing their identity because if they were not able to understand Hebrew, they would not be able to understand the Sacred books and instruction given at that time which was available in Hebrew at that time.
  • Verse 15-21
    If we allow ourselves to be preoccupied with material things, our spirituality can be gradually lost. We want to make sure that we put spiritual things first in our lives.
  • Lieketseng for verse 12
    duties of christians brethren,follow the word
  • Fagbemide oludare emmanuel for verse 31
    REMEMBER ME O MY GOD FOR GOOD
  • Createams
    Nehemiah 13:1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;
    Deut. 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever: Judg. 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
    Ezra. 1:2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. And what we read in this book has more to do with rebuilding the walls. In the days of Moses, King David, Solomon and other we read that the presents of the Lord was so strong that the priests could not enter by reason of it, but this never happens in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah. The worst thing that happened here was their intent to separate themself from the heathens even putting away their wives and their children. But how could they put away their mothers for a thousand years? I think if we understand unto tenth generation and then to enter forever. Gal. 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. (Selah)

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