Nehemiah 13:3
New International Version
When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of foreign descent.

New Living Translation
When this passage of the Law was read, all those of foreign descent were immediately excluded from the assembly.

English Standard Version
As soon as the people heard the law, they separated from Israel all those of foreign descent.

Berean Study Bible
As soon as the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all of foreign descent.

King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

New King James Version
So it was, when they had heard the Law, that they separated all the mixed multitude from Israel.

New American Standard Bible
So when they heard the Law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.

NASB 1995
So when they heard the law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.

NASB 1977
So it came about, that when they heard the law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.

Amplified Bible
When the Jews heard the law, they separated from Israel all who were of foreign descent.

Christian Standard Bible
When they heard the law, they separated all those of mixed descent from Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they heard the law, they separated all those of mixed descent from Israel.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then when they heard the words of the Torah, they set apart all the mixed multitude from Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they were separated, even every alien in Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Following the reading of the Law of Moses, the people of Israel started sending away anyone who had any foreign ancestors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated every stranger from Israel.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

Good News Translation
When the people of Israel heard this law read, they excluded all foreigners from the community.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After the people heard this Teaching, they separated the non-Israelites from the Israelites.

International Standard Version
When they heard the Law, they separated all those of foreign descent from Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the alien mixture.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, at their hearing the Law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.

NET Bible
When they heard the law, they removed from Israel all who were of mixed ancestry.

New Heart English Bible
It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

World English Bible
It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Foreigners Excluded
2because they had not met the Israelites with food and water, but had hired Balaam to call down a curse against them (although our God had turned the curse into a blessing). 3As soon as the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all of foreign descent.

Cross References
Exodus 12:38
And a mixed multitude also went up with them, along with great droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.

Ezra 9:2
Indeed, the Israelites have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed has been mixed with the people of the land. And the leaders and officials have taken the lead in this unfaithfulness!"

Nehemiah 9:2
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all the foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Nehemiah 10:28
"The rest of the people--the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, temple servants, and all who had separated themselves from the people of the land to obey the Law of God--along with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand,


Treasury of Scripture

Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

when they.

Psalm 19:7-11
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple…

Psalm 119:9,11
BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word…

Proverbs 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

that they.

Nehemiah 9:2
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Nehemiah 10:28
And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;

Ezra 10:11
Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.

the mixed.

Exodus 12:38
And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

Numbers 11:4
And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?









Verse 3. - They separated from Israel all the mixed multitude. Some lengthy process, like that pursued by Ezra (Ezra 10:10-19), is probably glanced at in these words, and again in the opening words of ver. 30 - "Thus cleansed I them from all strangers." The rebukes of Nehemiah (vers. 25-27) did not suffice to produce a voluntary putting away of the foreign wives. Judicial proceedings had to be taken, and the "mixed multitude" separated off by authority.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As soon as
וַיְהִ֖י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

[the people] heard
כְּשָׁמְעָ֣ם (kə·šā·mə·‘ām)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

this law,
הַתּוֹרָ֑ה (hat·tō·w·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

they excluded
וַיַּבְדִּ֥ילוּ (way·yaḇ·dî·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 914: To be divided, separate

from Israel
מִיִּשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (mî·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

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

of foreign descent.
עֵ֖רֶב (‘ê·reḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6154: Arabia -- mixture, mixed company


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