Nehemiah 13:3
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New International Version
When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of foreign descent.

King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

World English Bible
It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They separated from Israel all the mixed multitude - They excluded all strange women, and all persons, young and old, who had been born of these illegal connections.

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when they.

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Psalm 119:9,11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word...

Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

that they.

Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins...

Nehemiah 10:28 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims...

Ezra 10:11 Now therefore make confession to the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land...

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

the mixed.

Exodus 12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

Numbers 11:4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said...

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Sabbath Observance
'In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. 16. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. 17. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
The Median wars--The last native dynasties of Egypt--The Eastern world on the eve of the Macedonian conquest. [Drawn by Boudier, from one of the sarcophagi of Sidon, now in the Museum of St. Irene. The vignette, which is by Faucher-Gudin, represents the sitting cyno-cephalus of Nectanebo I., now in the Egyptian Museum at the Vatican.] Darius appears to have formed this project of conquest immediately after his first victories, when his initial attempts to institute satrapies had taught him not
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9

Cross References
Exodus 12:38
Many other people went up with them, and also large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.

Ezra 9:2
They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness."

Nehemiah 9:2
Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors.

Nehemiah 10:28
"The rest of the people--priests, Levites, gatekeepers, musicians, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand--

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