Nehemiah 9:16

“But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkned not to thy commandements:”

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Other Translations

But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,
- King James Version

"But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They became stubborn and would not listen to Your commandments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to thy commandments,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But they and our fathers, in their pride, made their necks stiff, and gave no attention to your orders,
- Basic English Bible

But they, our fathers, dealt proudly, and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to thy commandments,
- Darby Bible

But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,
- Webster's Bible

But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, didn't listen to your commandments,
- World English Bible

`And they and our fathers have acted proudly, and harden their neck, and have not hearkened unto Thy commands,
- Youngs Literal Bible

But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to Thy commandments,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Nehemiah 9

  • Isaac freeman
    awsome i love it
  • Ludie smith
    This chapter spells out the certain history of God's people. Knowing the previous books of history of God's people, I can see it in short review in this 9th chapter.
  • BSP
    Verse 33~The Israelites acknowledged that the reason they were suffering was because they had done wrong and not because of any fault on the part of Jehovah God.
  • Brianna vs. 17-20
    Our God is such a merciful God. With the Israelites, despite their numerous sins against Jehovah God and his representatives this highlights how God still cared for them and kept his promise to Abraham. Our situation today is similar. We live in a wicked world, yet God hasn't abandoned us. He is giving us time to repent before he has to execute justice.
  • BSP
    Verse 8~Jehovah honored his promise to Abraham and this is why he is described as righteous in his choosing the nation of Israel and giving them the Promised Land. Jehovah expects us to honor our promises.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Nehemiah did a complete history of the Israelites in this chapter. He was quite balanced in his narration to the congregation of the Jews after the wall was completed and now time for rejoicing. He underlined the kindness of God. "for thy great mercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God." Our God is gracious and mighty.

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