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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

On that day they read in the booke 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 euer,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On that day they read aloud from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and there was found written in it that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God for ever,
- American Standard Version (1901)

On that day there was a reading from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and they saw that it said in the book that no Ammonite or Moabite might ever come into the meeting of God;
- Basic English Bible

On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and there was found written in it that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;
- Darby Bible

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:
- Webster's Bible

On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God forever,
- World English Bible

On that day there was read in the book of Moses, in the ears of the people, and it hath been found written in it that an Ammonite and Moabite doth not come into the assembly of God -- unto the age,
- Youngs Literal Bible

On that day they read in the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and therein was found written, that an Ammonite and a Moabite should not enter into the assembly of God for ever;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 13:1


13:1 That day - Not presently after the dedication of the wall and city, but upon a certain day, when Nehemiah was returned from the Persian court to Jerusalem, from which he had been absent for some considerable time, in which some errors and abuses had crept in. Not come - Not be incorporated into the common - wealth of Israel, nor be joined with any Israelite in marriage.


Discussion for Nehemiah 13:1

  • MOABITE AND AMMONITE WERE THE FRUITS OF SIN AS THEY WERE CONCEIVED AFTER THE DAUGHTERS OF LOT GOT THEIR FATHER DRUNK AND SLEPT WITH HIM.WHY WOULD THE FRUIT OF SIN BE FOUND INT THE CONGREGATION OF GOD WHERE HIS PRESENCE DWELLS. GOD DETESTS SIN AND IN HIS DWELLING YOU CANNOT FIND ANY.

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