|New International Version (© 2011)|
They captured fortified cities and fertile land; they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished; they reveled in your great goodness.
King James Bible
And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
American Standard Version
And they took fortified cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all good things, cisterns hewn out, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit-trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
Young's Literal Translation
And they capture fenced cities, and fat ground, and possess houses full of all good, digged-wells, vineyards, and olive-yards, and fruit-trees in abundance, and they eat, and are satisfied, and become fat, and delight themselves in Thy great goodness.
Nehemiah 9:25 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Became fat, and delighted themselves - They became effeminate, fell under the power of luxury, got totally corrupted in their manners, sinned against all the mercies of God, and then were destroyed by his judgments. We have an old nervous saying, "War begets poverty, poverty begets peace, peace begets affluence, affluence begets luxury and corruption of manners; and hence civil broils, foreign wars, and desolations." A sensible Roman historian has said the same: "Imperium facile iis artibus retinetur, quibus initio partum est: verum ubi pro Labore, Desidia; pro continentia et aequitate, Libido atque Superbia invasere: fortuna simul cum moribus Immutatur."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Numbers 13:27,28 And they told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey...
Deuteronomy 3:5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
Deuteronomy 6:10-12 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac...
Deuteronomy 9:1-3 Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than yourself...
a fat land
Nehemiah 9:35 For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them...
Deuteronomy 8:7-10 For the LORD your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water...
Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields...
Ezekiel 20:6 In the day that I lifted up my hand to them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them...
wells. or, cisterns. fruit trees. Heb. trees of food. did eat
Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...
Psalm 65:11 You crown the year with your goodness; and your paths drop fatness.
Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...
Jeremiah 5:27,28 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich...
Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
and became fat (They became effeminate, fell under the power of luxury, got totally corrupted in their manners, sinned against all the mercies of God, and then were destroyed by His judgments.)
1 Kings 8:66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king...
Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, said the LORD.
Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king...
Romans 2:4 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering...
Nehemiah 9:25 Parallel CommentariesAbundance Ate Cisterns Cities Delighted Digged Dug Eat Fat Filled Fortified Fruit Full Good Goodness Goods Great Groves Hewn Houses Olive Oliveyards Olive-Yards Possessed Strong Themselves Trees Vineyards WellsAbundance Ate Cisterns Cities Delighted Digged Dug Eat Fat Filled Fortified Fruit Full Good Goodness Goods Great Groves Hewn Houses Olive Oliveyards Olive-Yards Possessed Strong Themselves Trees Vineyards WellsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Numbers 13:27 They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.
Deuteronomy 3:5 All these cities were fortified with high walls and with gates and bars, and there were also a great many unwalled villages.
Deuteronomy 6:11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant--then when you eat and are satisfied,
Deuteronomy 32:15 Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; filled with food, they became heavy and sleek. They abandoned the God who made them and rejected the Rock their Savior.
1 Kings 8:66 On the following day he sent the people away. They blessed the king and then went home, joyful and glad in heart for all the good things the LORD had done for his servant David and his people Israel.
Nehemiah 9:35 Even while they were in their kingdom, enjoying your great goodness to them in the spacious and fertile land you gave them, they did not serve you or turn from their evil ways.
Proverbs 30:9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.