Nehemiah 10:30
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New International Version
"We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.

New Living Translation
"We promise not to let our daughters marry the pagan people of the land, and not to let our sons marry their daughters.

English Standard Version
We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Berean Study Bible
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, and we will not take their daughters for our sons.

New American Standard Bible
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

King James Bible
And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

Christian Standard Bible
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the surrounding peoples and will not take their daughters as wives for our sons.

Contemporary English Version
We won't let our sons and daughters marry foreigners.

Good News Translation
We will not intermarry with the foreigners living in our land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the surrounding peoples and will not take their daughters as wives for our sons.

International Standard Version
"We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons.

NET Bible
"We will not give our daughters in marriage to the neighboring peoples, and we will not take their daughters in marriage for our sons.

New Heart English Bible
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We will not allow our daughters to marry the inhabitants of the land or allow their daughters to marry our sons.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

New American Standard 1977
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land nor take their daughters for our sons.

King James 2000 Bible
And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

American King James Version
And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons:

American Standard Version
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons.

Darby Bible Translation
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

English Revised Version
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

Webster's Bible Translation
And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

World English Bible
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

Young's Literal Translation
and that we give not our daughters to the peoples of the land, and their daughters we take not to our sons;
Study Bible
The Vows of the Covenant
29hereby join with their noble brothers and commit themselves with a sworn oath to follow the Law of God given through His servant Moses and to carefully obey all the commandments, ordinances, and statutes of the LORD our Lord. 30We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, and we will not take their daughters for our sons. 31When the people of the land bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on a Sabbath day or holy day. Every seventh year we will let the fields lie fallow, and will cancel every debt.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:16
and when you take some of their daughters as brides for your sons, their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to do the same.

Deuteronomy 7:3
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

Nehemiah 13:23
In those days I also saw Jews who had married women from Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab.

Nehemiah 13:25
I rebuked them and called down curses on them. I beat some of these men and pulled out their hair. Then I made them take an oath before God and said: "You must not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters as wives for your sons or for yourselves!

Nehemiah 13:30
Thus I purified the priests and Levites from everything foreign, and I assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.

Treasury of Scripture

And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons:

Exodus 34:16 And you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters …

Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall …

Ezra 9:1-3,12-14 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, …

Ezra 10:10-12 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have transgressed, …







Verse 30. - That we would not give our daughters, etc. On the recurrence of the mixed marriages so soon after the reformation of Ezra, see the comment on Nehemiah 13:23. And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons,.... Intermarry with them as they had done, and were prone to do, and even did after this, Nehemiah 13:23. 10:1-31 Conversion is separating from the course and custom of this world, devoting ourselves to the conduct directed by the word of God. When we bind ourselves to do the commandments of God, it is to do all his commandments, and to look to him as the Lord, and our Lord.
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