Nehemiah 5:9
Good News Translation
Then I said, "What you are doing is wrong! You ought to obey God and do what's right. Then you would not give our enemies, the Gentiles, any reason to ridicule us.

Contemporary English Version
I continued, "What you have done is wrong! We must honor our God by the way we live, so the Gentiles can't find fault with us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said to them: The thing you do is not good: why walk you not in the fear of our God, that we be not exposed to the reproaches of the Gentiles our enemies?

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And I said to them: The thing you do is not good: why walk you not in the fear of our God, that we be not exposed to the reproaches of the Gentiles our enemies?

It is not

1 Samuel 2:24 Do not so, my sons: for it is no good report that I hear, that you make the people of the Lord to transgress.

Proverbs 16:29 An unjust man allureth his friend: and leadeth him into a way that is not good.

Proverbs 17:26 It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.

Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.

Proverbs 19:2 Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble.

Proverbs 24:23 These things also to the wise: It is not good to have respect to persons in judgment.

walk

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

Genesis 20:11 Abraham answered: I thought with myself, saying: Perhaps there is not the fear of God in this place: and they will kill me for the sake of my wife:

Genesis 42:18 And the third day he brought them out of prison, and said: Do as I have said, and you shall live: for I fear God.

Leviticus 25:36 Take not usury of him nor more than thou gavest. Fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee.

Acts 9:31 Now, the church had peace throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria: and was edified, walking in the fear of the Lord: and was filled with the consolation of the Holy Ghost.

reproach

Genesis 13:7,8 Whereupon also there arose a strife between the herdsmen of Abram and of Lot. And at that time the Chanaanite and the Pherezite dwelled in that country. . . .

2 Samuel 12:14 Nevertheless, because thou hast given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, for this thing, the child that is born to thee, shall surely die.

Ezekiel 36:20 And when they entered among the nations whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when it was said of them: This is the people of the Lord, and they are come forth out of his land.

Romans 2:24 (For the name of God through you is blasphemed among the Gentiles, as it is written.)

1 Timothy 5:14 I will, therefore, that the younger should marry, bear children, be mistresses of families, give no occasion to the adversary to speak evil.

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, sober, having a care of the house, gentle, obedient to their husbands: that the word of God be not blasphemed.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation good among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by the good works which they shall behold in you, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Context
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed
8And I said to them: We, as you know, have redeemed according to our ability our brethren the Jews, that were sold to the Gentiles: and will you then sell your brethren, for us to redeem them? And they held their peace, and found not what to answer. 9And I said to them: The thing you do is not good: why walk you not in the fear of our God, that we be not exposed to the reproaches of the Gentiles our enemies?10Both I and my brethren, and my servants, have lent money and corn to many: let us all agree not to call for it again; let us forgive the debt that is owing to us.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:4
Hear thou our God, for we are despised: turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them to be despised in a land of captivity.

Nehemiah 5:10
Both I and my brethren, and my servants, have lent money and corn to many: let us all agree not to call for it again; let us forgive the debt that is owing to us.

Nehemiah 5:15
But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

Psalm 90:11
Who knoweth the power of thy anger, and for thy fear

Additional Translations
So I continued, “What you are doing is not right. Shouldn’t you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our foreign enemies?Also I said, It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

And I said, The thing which ye do is not good; ye will not so walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the Gentiles our enemies.

And I said, The thing that ye do is not good. Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, so as not to be the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Also I said, That is not good which ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Also I said, "The thing that you do is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

And I say, 'Not good is the thing that ye are doing; in the fear of our God do ye not walk, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?
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