Nehemiah 13:30
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New International Version
So I purified the priests and the Levites of everything foreign, and assigned them duties, each to his own task.

New Living Translation
So I purged out everything foreign and assigned tasks to the priests and Levites, making certain that each knew his work.

English Standard Version
Thus I cleansed them from everything foreign, and I established the duties of the priests and Levites, each in his work;

New American Standard Bible
Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,

King James Bible
Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I purified them from everything foreign and assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.

International Standard Version
I purified them from everything foreign, arranged duties for the priests and the descendants of Levi, each to his task,

NET Bible
So I purified them of everything foreign, and I assigned specific duties to the priests and the Levites.

New Heart English Bible
Thus I cleansed them from all foreigners, and appointed duties for the priests and for the Levites, everyone in his work;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I cleansed them from everything that was foreign. I assigned duties to the priests and Levites. Each one had his own assignment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus cleansed I them from everything foreign, and appointed wards for the priests and for the Levites, every one in his work;

New American Standard 1977
Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus I cleansed them from all strangers and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, each one in his work,

King James 2000 Bible
Thus cleansed I them from everything foreign, and assigned the duties of the priests and the Levites, each one to his service;

American King James Version
Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

American Standard Version
Thus cleansed I them from all foreigners, and appointed charges for the priests and for the Levites, every one in his work;

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I separated from them all strangers, and I appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites, every man in his ministry :

Darby Bible Translation
And I purified them from all foreigners, and appointed the charges of the priests and the Levites, every one in his service;

English Revised Version
Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed wards for the priests and for the Levites, every one in his work;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus I cleansed them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

World English Bible
Thus I cleansed them from all foreigners, and appointed duties for the priests and for the Levites, everyone in his work;

Young's Literal Translation
And I have cleansed them from every stranger, and appoint charges to priests and to Levites, each in his work,
Study Bible
Intermarriage Forbidden
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, 31and I arranged for the supply of wood at appointed times and for the first fruits. Remember me, O my God, for good.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 10:30
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Nehemiah 12:30
The priests and the Levites purified themselves; they also purified the people, the gates and the wall.
Treasury of Scripture

Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

cleansed.

Nehemiah 10:30 And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, …

appointed.

Nehemiah 12:1-26 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel …

1 Chronicles 23:1-26:32 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king …

(30, 31) Conclusion.

(30) This is a brief recapitulation of the special Work of Nehemiah after his return.

Thus cleansed I them.--After the acts of discipline described above, there was doubtless some formal service of expiation.

Verse 30. - Thus cleansed I them. Rather, "And I cleansed them." The process of cleansing touched on in this verse, and also in ver. 3, is not described. It probably resembled the process adopted by Ezra (Ezra 10:5-17). And appointed the wards. i.e. "assigned their offices to the various priests and Levites" (see Nehemiah 11:11-24; Nehemiah 12:44; Nehemiah 13:13). Thus cleansed I them from all strangers,.... Both people and priests from strange wives, obliging them to put them away, or flee their country:

and appointing the wards of the priests and the Levites, everyone in his business: to do the work of their office in their courses and turns. 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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