Nehemiah 13:29
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New International Version
Remember them, my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

New Living Translation
Remember them, O my God, for they have defiled the priesthood and the solemn vows of the priests and Levites.

English Standard Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have desecrated the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

New American Standard Bible
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

King James Bible
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remember them, my God, for defiling the priesthood as well as the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

International Standard Version
Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the descendants of Levi.

NET Bible
Please remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, the covenant of the priesthood, and the Levites.

New Heart English Bible
Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Nehemiah prayed,] "Remember them, my God, because they have contaminated the priestly office and the promise you made to the priests and Levites."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

New American Standard 1977
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remember them, O my God because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

King James 2000 Bible
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

American King James Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

American Standard Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember them, O Lord my God, that defile the priesthood, and the law of priests and Levites.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember them, my God, for they are polluters of the priesthood, and of the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites!

English Revised Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

World English Bible
Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Young's Literal Translation
Be mindful of them, O my God, for the redeemed of the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
Study Bible
Intermarriage Forbidden
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. 29Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites. 30Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,…
Cross References
Numbers 25:13
and it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.'"

Nehemiah 6:14
Remember, O my God, Tobiah and Sanballat according to these works of theirs, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the rest of the prophets who were trying to frighten me.

Malachi 2:4
"Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant may continue with Levi," says the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 2:8
"But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Remember.

Nehemiah 6:14 My God, think you on Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their …

Psalm 59:5-13 You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit …

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according …

because they have defiled. Heb. for the defilings of.

Leviticus 21:1-7 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to the priests the sons of Aaron, …

the covenant.

Numbers 16:9,10 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated …

Numbers 25:12,13 Why say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace…

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and …

Malachi 2:4-8,10-12 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that …

(29) Remember them.--This priestly violation of law is committed to God alone for punishment.

And of the Levites.--God chose the tribe of Levi for Himself, specially the house of Aaron, and every priest was to be "holy to the Lord" (Leviticus 21:6; Leviticus 21:8). This was "the covenant of the priesthood;" though there may be an undertone of reference to the great covenant in Nehemiah 10.

Verse 29. - They have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites. We look in vain for any distinct "covenant" which the priestly order broke by allying itself with the heathen, or indeed for any special law forbidding the priests to take heathen wives, which was not equally binding upon laymen. But Nehemiah feels that every sin is worse in a priest than in one who is not a priest; that a priest who contracts a pollution "pollutes the priesthood;" and that there is a tacit covenant by which priests and Levites bind themselves to holiness of life more absolutely and definitely than others. Remember them, O my God,.... The priests, and punish them: because they have defiled the priesthood; by marrying strange wives, and rendering themselves unfit to officiate in it:

and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites; made with Levi, Aaron, and Phinehas, see Numbers 24:11, of the corruption of which, complaint is made, Malachi 2:4. 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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