Nehemiah 9:8
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New International Version
You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.

King James Bible
And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

Darby Bible Translation
and foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest the covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, -- to give it to his seed; and thou hast performed thy words, for thou art righteous.

World English Bible
and found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite, and the Girgashite, to give it to his seed, and have performed your words; for you are righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
and didst find his heart stedfast before Thee, so as to make with him the covenant, to give the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite, and the Girgashite, to give it to his seed. 'And Thou dost establish Thy words, for Thou art righteous,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who didst choose Abram - See the notes on Exodus 13:21 (note).

The name of Abraham - For the explanation of this name, See the notes on Genesis 17:5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

foundest

Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said to Abram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house...

Genesis 15:6,18 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness...

Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not your hand on the lad, neither do you any thing to him: for now I know that you fear God...

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said...

1 Timothy 1:12,13 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry...

Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

James 2:21-23 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son on the altar...

madest

Genesis 12:7 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar to the LORD...

Genesis 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed have I given this land...

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Genesis 22:16-18 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son...

Deuteronomy 7:8,9 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn to your fathers...

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land...

Psalm 105:8,9 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations...

Luke 1:72,73 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant...

the Canaanites

Genesis 15:18-21 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed have I given this land...

Exodus 3:8,17 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good land and a large...

Deuteronomy 7:1 When the LORD your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites...

Joshua 9:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys...

Joshua 11:3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite...

hast performed

Deuteronomy 26:3 And you shall go to the priest that shall be in those days, and say to him, I profess this day to the LORD your God...

Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said to Moses...

Joshua 21:43-45 And the LORD gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelled therein...

Joshua 23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls...

Psalm 105:43,44 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness...

righteous

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it?...

Psalm 92:14,15 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Library
The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength. Neh 9:10

John Newton—Olney Hymns

The "Fraternity" of Pharisees
To realise the state of religious society at the time of our Lord, the fact that the Pharisees were a regular "order," and that there were many such "fraternities," in great measure the outcome of the original Pharisees, must always be kept in view. For the New Testament simply transports us among contemporary scenes and actors, taking the then existent state of things, so to speak, for granted. But the fact referred to explains many seemingly strange circumstances, and casts fresh light upon all.
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
[Sidenote: Influences in the exile that produced written ceremonial laws] The Babylonian exile gave a great opportunity and incentive to the further development of written law. While the temple stood, the ceremonial rites and customs received constant illustration, and were transmitted directly from father to son in the priestly families. Hence, there was little need of writing them down. But when most of the priests were carried captive to Babylonia, as in 597 B.C., and ten years later the temple
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

The Holy War,
MADE BY SHADDAI UPON DIABOLUS, FOR THE REGAINING OF THE METROPOLIS OF THE WORLD; OR, THE LOSING AND TAKING AGAIN OF THE TOWN OF MANSOUL. THE AUTHOR OF 'THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.' 'I have used similitudes.'--Hosea 12:10. London: Printed for Dorman Newman, at the King's Arms in the Poultry; and Benjamin Alsop, at the Angel and Bible in the Poultry, 1682. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. Bunyan's account of the Holy War is indeed an extraordinary book, manifesting a degree of genius, research, and spiritual
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Genesis 15:6
Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Genesis 15:18
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates--

Genesis 15:19
the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites,

Joshua 21:43
So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there.

Psalm 116:5
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

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