Nehemiah 13:27
New International Version
Must we hear now that you too are doing all this terrible wickedness and are being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women?"

New Living Translation
How could you even think of committing this sinful deed and acting unfaithfully toward God by marrying foreign women?"

English Standard Version
Shall we then listen to you and do all this great evil and act treacherously against our God by marrying foreign women?”

Berean Study Bible
Why should we now hear that you too are doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

New American Standard Bible
"Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"

King James Bible
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

Christian Standard Bible
Why then should we hear about you doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"

Contemporary English Version
So we will obey you and not rebel against our God by marrying foreign women.

Good News Translation
Are we then to follow your example and disobey our God by marrying foreign women?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why then should we hear about you doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"

International Standard Version
Should we listen to you and do all of this terrible evil by transgressing against our God to marry foreign wives?"

NET Bible
Should we then in your case hear that you do all this great evil, thereby being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign wives?"

New Heart English Bible
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Should we follow your example, commit such a serious crime against our God, and be unfaithful to him by marrying non-Israelite women?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to break faith with our God in marrying foreign women?'

New American Standard 1977
“Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange women?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying foreign wives?

American King James Version
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

American Standard Version
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So we will not hearken to you to do all this evil, to break covenant with our God, —to marry strange wives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And shall we also be disobedient and do all this great evil to transgress against our God, and marry strange women?

Darby Bible Translation
And should we hearken to you to do all this great evil, to act unfaithfully to our God by marrying foreign wives?

English Revised Version
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying strange women?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shall we then hearken to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying foreign wives?

World English Bible
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"

Young's Literal Translation
And to you do we hearken to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God, to settle strange women?'
Study Bible
Intermarriage Forbidden
26Did not King Solomon of Israel sin in matters like this? There was not a king like him among many nations. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, yet foreign women drew him into sin. 27Why should we now hear that you too are doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?” 28Even one of the sons of Jehoiada son of Eliashib the high priest had become a son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. Therefore I drove him away from me.…
Cross References
Ezra 10:2
Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, an Elamite, said to Ezra: "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the people of the land, yet in spite of this, there is hope for Israel.

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

Treasury of Scripture

Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

Shall we then.

1 Samuel 30:24
For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.

to transgress.

Ezra 10:2
And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.







Lexicon
Why should we now hear
הֲנִשְׁמַ֗ע (hă·niš·ma‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

that you too are doing
לַעֲשֹׂת֙ (la·‘ă·śōṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

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

this
הַזֹּ֔את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

terrible
הַגְּדוֹלָה֙ (hag·gə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

evil
הָרָעָ֤ה (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and acting unfaithfully
לִמְעֹ֖ל (lim·‘ōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4603: To cover up, to act covertly, treacherously

against our God
בֵּֽאלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (bê·lō·hê·nū)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

by marrying
לְהֹשִׁ֖יב (lə·hō·šîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

foreign
נָכְרִיּֽוֹת׃ (nā·ḵə·rî·yō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5237: Foreign, alien

women?”
נָשִׁ֥ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female
Verse 27. - Shall we then hearken unto you? Shall we give way to you, and adopt the practice which you recommend, thus transgressing against God, and provoking him to destroy us? Surely not. Solomon's example is enough to deter us. 13:23-31 If either parent be ungodly, corrupt nature will incline the children to take after that one; which is a strong reason why Christians should not be unequally yoked. In the education of children, great care should be taken about the government of their tongues; that they learn not the language of Ashdod, no impious or impure talk, no corrupt communication. Nehemiah showed the evil of these marriages. Some, more obstinate than the rest, he smote, that is, ordered them to be beaten by the officers according to the law, De 25:2,3. Here are Nehemiah's prayers on this occasion He prays, Remember them, O my God. Lord, convince and convert them; put them in mind of what they should be and do. The best services to the public have been forgotten by those for whom they were done, therefore Nehemiah refers himself to God, to recompense him. This may well be the summary of our petitions; we need no more to make us happy than this; Remember me, O my God, for good. We may humbly hope that the Lord will remember us and our services, although, after lives of unwearied activity and usefulness, we shall still see cause to abhor ourselves and repent in dust and ashes, and to cry out with Nehemiah, Spare me, O my God, according to the greatness of they mercy.
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