Nehemiah 10:30
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New International Version
"We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.

New Living Translation
"We promise not to let our daughters marry the pagan people of the land, and not to let our sons marry their daughters.

English Standard Version
We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

New American Standard Bible
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

King James Bible
And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the surrounding peoples and will not take their daughters as wives for our sons.

International Standard Version
"We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons.

NET Bible
"We will not give our daughters in marriage to the neighboring peoples, and we will not take their daughters in marriage for our sons.

New Heart English Bible
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We will not allow our daughters to marry the inhabitants of the land or allow their daughters to marry our sons.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

New American Standard 1977
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land nor take their daughters for our sons.

King James 2000 Bible
And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

American King James Version
And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons:

American Standard Version
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons.

Darby Bible Translation
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

English Revised Version
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

Webster's Bible Translation
And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

World English Bible
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

Young's Literal Translation
and that we give not our daughters to the peoples of the land, and their daughters we take not to our sons;
Study Bible
The Vows of the Covenant
29are joining with their kinsmen, their nobles, and are taking on themselves a curse and an oath to walk in God's law, which was given through Moses, God's servant, and to keep and to observe all the commandments of GOD our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes; 30and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons. 31As for the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day; and we will forego the crops the seventh year and the exaction of every debt.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:16
and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3
"Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons.

Nehemiah 13:23
In those days I also saw that the Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab.

Nehemiah 13:25
So I contended with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Nehemiah 13:30
Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,
Treasury of Scripture

And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons:

Exodus 34:16 And you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters …

Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall …

Ezra 9:1-3,12-14 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, …

Ezra 10:10-12 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have transgressed, …

Verse 30. - That we would not give our daughters, etc. On the recurrence of the mixed marriages so soon after the reformation of Ezra, see the comment on Nehemiah 13:23. And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons,.... Intermarry with them as they had done, and were prone to do, and even did after this, Nehemiah 13:23. 10:1-31 Conversion is separating from the course and custom of this world, devoting ourselves to the conduct directed by the word of God. When we bind ourselves to do the commandments of God, it is to do all his commandments, and to look to him as the Lord, and our Lord.
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