Nehemiah 13:11

“Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Nehemiah 13:11

Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So I reprimanded the officials and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken? Then I gathered them together and restored them to their posts."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then I made protests to the chiefs, and said, Why has the house of God been given up? And I got them together and put them in their places.
- Basic English Bible

Then I contended with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together and set them in their place.
- Darby Bible

Then I contended with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? and I assembled them, and set them in their place.
- Webster's Bible

Then I contended with the rulers, and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken?" I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
- World English Bible

And I strive with the prefects, and say, `Wherefore hath the house of God been forsaken?' and I gather them, and set them on their station;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then contended I with the rulers, and said: 'Why is the house of God forsaken?' And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Nehemiah 13:11

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 13:11


13:11 Contended - I sharply reproved those priests to whom the management of those things was committed, for neglect of their duty, and breach of their late solemn promise. Why, &c. - You have not only injured men in with - holding their dues, but you have occasioned the neglect of God's house and service. Gathered - To Jerusalem from their several country possessions. Set - Restored them to the exercise of their office.


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