New American Standard Bible
As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but the language of his own people.
King James Bible
And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
Darby Bible Translation
And their children spoke half in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
World English Bible
and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
Young's Literal Translation
And of their sons, half are speaking Ashdoditish -- and are not knowing to speak Jewish -- and according to the language of people and people.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The speech of Ashdod - The Philistine language, which was akin to that of Egypt.
According to the language of each people - The children spoke a mixed dialect - half-Philistine, half-Hebrew.
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[Illustration: (drop cap B) Samaritan Book of the Law] By the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, on the coast of Egypt, lies Alexandria, a busy and prosperous city of to-day. You remember the great conqueror, Alexander, and how nation after nation had been forced to submit to him, until all the then-known world owned him for its emperor? He built this city, and called it after his own name. About a hundred years before the days of Antiochus (of whom we read in our last chapter) a company of Jews …
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In those days I also saw that the Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab.
So I contended with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.
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