Nehemiah 13:27
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New International Version
Must we hear now that you too are doing all this terrible wickedness and are being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women?"

New Living Translation
How could you even think of committing this sinful deed and acting unfaithfully toward God by marrying foreign women?"

English Standard Version
Shall we then listen to you and do all this great evil and act treacherously against our God by marrying foreign women?”

New American Standard Bible
"Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"

King James Bible
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why then should we hear about you doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"

International Standard Version
Should we listen to you and do all of this terrible evil by transgressing against our God to marry foreign wives?"

NET Bible
Should we then in your case hear that you do all this great evil, thereby being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign wives?"

New Heart English Bible
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Should we follow your example, commit such a serious crime against our God, and be unfaithful to him by marrying non-Israelite women?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to break faith with our God in marrying foreign women?'

New American Standard 1977
“Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange women?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying foreign wives?

American King James Version
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

American Standard Version
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And shall we also be disobedient and do all this great evil to transgress against our God, and marry strange women?

Darby Bible Translation
And should we hearken to you to do all this great evil, to act unfaithfully to our God by marrying foreign wives?

English Revised Version
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying strange women?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall we then hearken to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying foreign wives?

World English Bible
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"

Young's Literal Translation
And to you do we hearken to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God, to settle strange women?'
Study Bible
Intermarriage Forbidden
26"Did not Solomon king of Israel sin regarding these things? Yet among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless the foreign women caused even him to sin. 27"Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?" 28Even one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was a son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite, so I drove him away from me.…
Cross References
Ezra 10:2
Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.

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

Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

Shall we then.

1 Samuel 30:24 For who will listen to you in this matter? but as his part is that …

to transgress.

Ezra 10:2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered …

Verse 27. - Shall we then hearken unto you? Shall we give way to you, and adopt the practice which you recommend, thus transgressing against God, and provoking him to destroy us? Surely not. Solomon's example is enough to deter us. Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil,.... To suffer it to be done, and connive at it, and not punish for it:

to transgress against our God; his law, his mind, and will:

in marrying strange wives? forbidden by him, Deuteronomy 7:1. 13:23-31 If either parent be ungodly, corrupt nature will incline the children to take after that one; which is a strong reason why Christians should not be unequally yoked. In the education of children, great care should be taken about the government of their tongues; that they learn not the language of Ashdod, no impious or impure talk, no corrupt communication. Nehemiah showed the evil of these marriages. Some, more obstinate than the rest, he smote, that is, ordered them to be beaten by the officers according to the law, De 25:2,3. Here are Nehemiah's prayers on this occasion He prays, Remember them, O my God. Lord, convince and convert them; put them in mind of what they should be and do. The best services to the public have been forgotten by those for whom they were done, therefore Nehemiah refers himself to God, to recompense him. This may well be the summary of our petitions; we need no more to make us happy than this; Remember me, O my God, for good. We may humbly hope that the Lord will remember us and our services, although, after lives of unwearied activity and usefulness, we shall still see cause to abhor ourselves and repent in dust and ashes, and to cry out with Nehemiah, Spare me, O my God, according to the greatness of they mercy.
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