Nehemiah 12:30
New International Version
When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.

New Living Translation
The priests and Levites first purified themselves; then they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

English Standard Version
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and they purified the people and the gates and the wall.

Berean Study Bible
After the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

New American Standard Bible
The priests and the Levites purified themselves; they also purified the people, the gates and the wall.

King James Bible
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

Christian Standard Bible
After the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the city gates, and the wall.

Contemporary English Version
The priests and Levites held special ceremonies to make themselves holy, and then they did the same for the rest of the people and for the gates and walls of the city.

Good News Translation
The priests and the Levites performed ritual purification for themselves, the people, the gates, and the city wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

International Standard Version
The priests and the descendants of Levi purified themselves, and also purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

NET Bible
When the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

New Heart English Bible
The priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priests and the Levites cleansed themselves. Then they cleansed the people, the gates, and the wall.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

New American Standard 1977
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; they also purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves and purified the people and the gates and the wall.

King James 2000 Bible
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

American King James Version
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

American Standard Version
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and they purified the people, and the porters, and the wall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the priests and the Levites purified, and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

Darby Bible Translation
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates and the wall.

English Revised Version
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

World English Bible
The priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priests and the Levites are cleansed, and they cleanse the people, and the gates, and the wall.
Study Bible
The Dedication of the Wall
29from Beth-gilgal, and from the fields of Geba and Azmaveth, for they had built villages for themselves all around Jerusalem. 30After the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the gates, and the wall. 31Then I brought the leaders of Judah up on the wall, and I appointed two great thanksgiving choirs. One was to proceed along the top of the wall to the right, toward the Dung Gate.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 12:29
from Beth-gilgal, and from the fields of Geba and Azmaveth, for they had built villages for themselves all around Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 13:22
Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this as well, O my God, and show me mercy according to Your abundant loving devotion.

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 the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

themselves.

Genesis 35:2
Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

Exodus 19:10,15
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, …

Numbers 19:2-20
This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke: …







Lexicon
After the priests
הַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

and Levites
וְהַלְוִיִּ֑ם (wə·hal·wî·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

had purified themselves,
וַיִּֽטַּהֲר֔וּ (way·yiṭ·ṭa·hă·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2891: To be clean or pure

they purified
וַֽיְטַהֲרוּ֙ (way·ṭa·hă·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2891: To be clean or pure

the people,
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

the gates,
הַשְּׁעָרִ֖ים (haš·šə·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

and the wall.
הַחוֹמָֽה׃ (ha·ḥō·w·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2346: A wall of protection
(30) Purified themselves.--Before consecration to God there must be purification from defilement. It is made emphatic that both priests and Levites purified themselves, that is, by offerings and ablutions (comp. 2Chronicles 29:15; Ezra 6:20): the gates and the wall by being sprinkled.

12:27-43 All our cities, all our houses, must have holiness to the Lord written upon them. The believer should undertake nothing which he does not dedicate to the Lord. We are concerned to cleanse our hands, and purify our hearts, when any work for God is to pass through them. Those that would be employed to sanctify others, must sanctify themselves, and set themselves apart for God. To those who are sanctified, all their creature-comforts and enjoyments are made holy. The people greatly rejoiced. All that share in public mercies, ought to join in public thanksgivings.
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