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,

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

New King James Version
Now the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice.

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

NASB 1995
Once or twice the traders and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.

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

Amplified Bible
So once or twice the merchants and sellers of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Merchants and Buyers of selling lodged outside of Jerusalem a day or two.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And they lodge—the merchants and sellers of all ware—at the outside of Jerusalem, once or twice,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 load 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 load 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.









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jerusalem,
לִירוּשָׁלִָ֖ם (lî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel


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