Nehemiah 13:30
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New American Standard Bible
Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,

King James Bible
Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

Darby Bible Translation
And I purified them from all foreigners, and appointed the charges of the priests and the Levites, every one in his service;

World English Bible
Thus I cleansed them from all foreigners, and appointed duties for the priests and for the Levites, everyone in his work;

Young's Literal Translation
And I have cleansed them from every stranger, and appoint charges to priests and to Levites, each in his work,

Nehemiah 13:30 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The wards - Rather, "the offices or observances." Nehemiah's arrangement is probably that described in Nehemiah 11:10-22.

Nehemiah 13:30 Parallel Commentaries

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Two Famous Versions of the Scriptures
[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
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

"In the Spirit and Power of Elias"
Through the long centuries that have passed since Elijah's time, the record of his lifework has brought inspiration and courage to those who have been called to stand for the right in the midst of apostasy. And for us, "upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Corinthians 10:11), it has special significance. History is being repeated. The world today has its Ahabs and its Jezebels. The present age is one of idolatry, as verily as was that in which Elijah lived. No outward shrine may be visible;
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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