Nehemiah 13:20
New International Version
Once or twice the merchants and sellers of all kinds of goods spent the night outside Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
The merchants and tradesmen with a variety of wares camped outside Jerusalem once or twice.

English Standard Version
Then the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice.

Berean Study Bible
Once or twice, the merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods camped outside Jerusalem,

New American Standard Bible
Once or twice the traders and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.

King James Bible
So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

Christian Standard Bible
Once or twice the merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods camped outside Jerusalem,

Contemporary English Version
Once or twice some merchants spent the night outside Jerusalem with their goods.

Good News Translation
Once or twice merchants who sold all kinds of goods spent Friday night outside the city walls.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Once or twice the merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods camped outside Jerusalem,

International Standard Version
As a result, the merchants and sellers of all sorts of goods remained outside Jerusalem a couple of times.

NET Bible
The traders and sellers of all kinds of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem once or twice.

New Heart English Bible
So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside of Jerusalem once or twice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Once or twice merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods spent the night outside Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

New American Standard 1977
Once or twice the traders and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of merchandise lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice.

King James 2000 Bible
So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside of Jerusalem once or twice.

American King James Version
So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

American Standard Version
So the merchants and sellers of all kind of wares lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So all the merchants lodged, and carried on traffic without Jerusalem once or twice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the merchants, and they that sold all kinds of wares, stayed without Jerusalem once or twice.

Darby Bible Translation
And the dealers and sellers of all kind of ware passed the night without Jerusalem once or twice.

English Revised Version
So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

Webster's Bible Translation
So the merchants and sellers of all kind of wares lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

World English Bible
So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside of Jerusalem once or twice.

Young's Literal Translation
And they lodge -- the merchants and sellers of all ware -- at the outside of Jerusalem, once or twice,
Study Bible
The Sabbath Restored
19When the evening shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem, just before the Sabbath, I ordered that the gates be shut and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my servants at the gates, so that no goods could enter on the Sabbath day. 20Once or twice, the merchants and those who sell all kinds of goods camped outside Jerusalem, 21but I warned them, “Why are you camping in front of the wall? If you do it again, I will lay hands on you.” From that time on, they did not return on the Sabbath.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 13:19
When the evening shadows began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem, just before the Sabbath, I ordered that the gates be shut and not opened until after the Sabbath. I posted some of my servants at the gates, so that no goods could enter on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:21
but I warned them, "Why are you camping in front of the wall? If you do it again, I will lay hands on you." From that time on, they did not return on the Sabbath.

Treasury of Scripture

So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.







Lexicon
Once
פַּ֥עַם (pa·‘am)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

or twice,
וּשְׁתָּֽיִם׃ (ū·šə·tā·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

the merchants
הָרֹכְלִ֜ים (hā·rō·ḵə·lîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7402: To travel for, trading

and those who sell
וּמֹכְרֵ֧י (ū·mō·ḵə·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4376: To sell

all kinds
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of goods
מִמְכָּ֛ר (mim·kār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4465: Merchandise, a selling

camped
וַיָּלִ֨ינוּ (way·yā·lî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

outside
מִח֥וּץ (mi·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

Jerusalem,
לִירוּשָׁלִָ֖ם (lî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel
(20) Once or twice.--For a time they lodged outside; the unseemliness of this, and the evidence it gave that they were only waiting to evade the law, made Nehemiah testify in word, and threaten forcible action. This effectually removed the evil.

Verse 20. - The merchants lodged without. The merchants could not leave their wares unguarded; and the wares not being admitted into the town, they were obliged to camp out. Thus a crowd was collected about the gates, and a disturbance and excitement caused, which was unsuitable for the sabbath. To prevent this, Nehemiah threatened to arrest the merchants, whereupon the practice was given up (ver. 21). 13:15-22 The keeping holy the Lord's day forms an important object for their attention who would promote true godliness. Religion never prospers while sabbaths are trodden under foot. No wonder there was a general decay of religion, and corruption of manners among the Jews, when they forsook the sanctuary and profaned the sabbath. Those little consider what an evil they do, who profane the sabbath. We must answer for the sins others are led to commit by our example. Nehemiah charges it on them as an evil thing, for so it is, proceeding from contempt of God and our own souls. He shows that sabbath-breaking was one of the sins for which God had brought judgments upon them; and if they did not take warning, but returned to the same sins again, they had to expect further judgments. The courage, zeal, and prudence of Nehemiah in this matter, are recorded for us to do likewise; and we have reason to think, that the cure he wrought was lasting. He felt and confessed himself a sinner, who could demand nothing from God as justice, when he thus cried unto him for mercy.
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