Nehemiah 13:29
New International Version
Remember them, my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

New Living Translation
Remember them, O my God, for they have defiled the priesthood and the solemn vows of the priests and Levites.

English Standard Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have desecrated the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

Berean Study Bible
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

New American Standard Bible
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

King James Bible
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Christian Standard Bible
Remember them, my God, for defiling the priesthood as well as the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

Contemporary English Version
I pray that God will punish them for breaking their priestly vows and disgracing the Levi tribe.

Good News Translation
Remember, God, how those people defiled both the office of priest and the covenant you made with the priests and the Levites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remember them, my God, for defiling the priesthood as well as the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

International Standard Version
Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the descendants of Levi.

NET Bible
Please remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, the covenant of the priesthood, and the Levites.

New Heart English Bible
Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priests, and of the Levites.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Nehemiah prayed,] "Remember them, my God, because they have contaminated the priestly office and the promise you made to the priests and Levites."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

New American Standard 1977
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remember them, O my God because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

King James 2000 Bible
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

American King James Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

American Standard Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remember them, O God, for their false connection with the priesthood, and the breaking the covenant of the priesthood, and for defiling the Levites.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember them, O Lord my God, that defile the priesthood, and the law of priests and Levites.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember them, my God, for they are polluters of the priesthood, and of the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites!

English Revised Version
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.

World English Bible
Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Young's Literal Translation
Be mindful of them, O my God, for the redeemed of the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
Study Bible
Intermarriage Forbidden
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. 29Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites. 30Thus I purified the priests and Levites from everything foreign, and I assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.…
Cross References
Numbers 25:13
It will be a covenant of permanent priesthood for him and his descendants, because he was zealous for his God and made atonement for the Israelites."

Nehemiah 6:14
O my God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat for what they have done, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who tried to intimidate me.

Malachi 2:4
Then you will know that I have sent you this commandment, that My covenant with Levi may continue," says the LORD of Hosts.

Malachi 2:8
"But you have departed from the way, and your instruction has caused many to stumble. You have violated the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Remember.

Nehemiah 6:14
My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.

Psalm 59:5-13
Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah…

2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

because they have defiled.

Leviticus 21:1-7
And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people: …

the covenant.

Numbers 16:9,10
Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them? …

Numbers 25:12,13
Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: …

1 Samuel 2:30
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.







Lexicon
Remember
זָכְרָ֥ה (zā·ḵə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

them,
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

O my God,
אֱלֹהָ֑י (’ĕ·lō·hāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

because
עַ֚ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they have defiled
גָּאֳלֵ֣י (gā·’o·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1352: Defiling, defilement

the priesthood
הַכְּהֻנָּ֔ה (hak·kə·hun·nāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3550: Priesthood

and the covenant
וּבְרִ֥ית (ū·ḇə·rîṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

of the priesthood
הַכְּהֻנָּ֖ה (hak·kə·hun·nāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3550: Priesthood

and of the Levites.
וְהַלְוִיִּֽם׃ (wə·hal·wî·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi
(29) Remember them.--This priestly violation of law is committed to God alone for punishment.

And of the Levites.--God chose the tribe of Levi for Himself, specially the house of Aaron, and every priest was to be "holy to the Lord" (Leviticus 21:6; Leviticus 21:8). This was "the covenant of the priesthood;" though there may be an undertone of reference to the great covenant in Nehemiah 10.

Verse 29. - They have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites. We look in vain for any distinct "covenant" which the priestly order broke by allying itself with the heathen, or indeed for any special law forbidding the priests to take heathen wives, which was not equally binding upon laymen. But Nehemiah feels that every sin is worse in a priest than in one who is not a priest; that a priest who contracts a pollution "pollutes the priesthood;" and that there is a tacit covenant by which priests and Levites bind themselves to holiness of life more absolutely and definitely than others. 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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