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

  • Gene
    I wish we had leaders today in our government that would take a stand like Nehemiah. What a man of God he was
  • 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

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