Nehemiah 13:3

“Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now it came to passe when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So when they heard the law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So after hearing the law, they took out of Israel all the mixed people.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
- Darby Bible

Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
- Webster's Bible

It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the alien mixture.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 13:3


13:3 Multitude - All the heathenish people with whom they had contracted alliance.


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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