Nehemiah 13:30
New International Version
So I purified the priests and the Levites of everything foreign, and assigned them duties, each to his own task.

New Living Translation
So I purged out everything foreign and assigned tasks to the priests and Levites, making certain that each knew his work.

English Standard Version
Thus I cleansed them from everything foreign, and I established the duties of the priests and Levites, each in his work;

Berean Study Bible
Thus I purified the priests and Levites from everything foreign, and I assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.

King James Bible
Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

New King James Version
Thus I cleansed them of everything pagan. I also assigned duties to the priests and the Levites, each to his service,

New American Standard Bible
So I purified them from everything foreign, and assigned duties to the priests and the Levites, each in his work,

NASB 1995
Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,

NASB 1977
Thus I purified them from everything foreign and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,

Amplified Bible
Thus I cleansed and purified them from everything foreign (pagan), and I defined the duties of the priests and Levites, each one in his task;

Christian Standard Bible
So I purified them from everything foreign and assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I purified them from everything foreign and assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.

American Standard Version
Thus cleansed I them from all foreigners, and appointed charges for the priests and for the Levites, every one in his work;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I purified them from all the Gentiles, and I set them at their positions with the Priests and with the Levites, each man in his work.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So I purged them from all foreign connection, and established courses for the priests and the Levites, every man according to his work.

Contemporary English Version
Then I made sure that the people were free from every foreign influence, and I assigned duties for the priests and Levites.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I separated from them all strangers, and I appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites, every man in his ministry :

English Revised Version
Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed wards for the priests and for the Levites, every one in his work;

Good News Translation
I purified the people from everything foreign; I prepared regulations for the priests and the Levites so that all of them would know their duties;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I cleansed them from everything that was foreign. I assigned duties to the priests and Levites. Each one had his own assignment.

International Standard Version
I purified them from everything foreign, arranged duties for the priests and the descendants of Levi, each to his task,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus cleansed I them from everything foreign, and appointed wards for the priests and for the Levites, every one in his work;

Literal Standard Version
And I have cleansed them from every stranger, and appoint charges to priests and to Levites, each in his work,

NET Bible
So I purified them of everything foreign, and I assigned specific duties to the priests and the Levites.

New Heart English Bible
Thus I cleansed them from all foreigners, and appointed duties for the priests and for the Levites, everyone in his work;

World English Bible
Thus I cleansed them from all foreigners, and appointed duties for the priests and for the Levites, everyone in his work;

Young's Literal Translation
And I have cleansed them from every stranger, and appoint charges to priests and to Levites, each in his work,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Intermarriage Forbidden
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. 31I also arranged for contributions of wood at the appointed times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, with favor.…

Cross References
Nehemiah 10:30
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, and we will not take their daughters for our sons.

Nehemiah 12:30
After the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.


Treasury of Scripture

Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;

cleansed.

Nehemiah 10:30
And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

appointed.

Nehemiah 12:1-26
Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, …

1 Chronicles 23:1-26:32
So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel…









(30, 31) Conclusion.

(30) This is a brief recapitulation of the special Work of Nehemiah after his return.

Thus cleansed I them.--After the acts of discipline described above, there was doubtless some formal service of expiation.

Verse 30. - Thus cleansed I them. Rather, "And I cleansed them." The process of cleansing touched on in this verse, and also in ver. 3, is not described. It probably resembled the process adopted by Ezra (Ezra 10:5-17). And appointed the wards. i.e. "assigned their offices to the various priests and Levites" (see Nehemiah 11:11-24; Nehemiah 12:44; Nehemiah 13:13).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Thus I purified [the priests and Levites]
וְטִֽהַרְתִּ֖ים (wə·ṭi·har·tîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2891: To be clean or pure

from everything
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

foreign,
נֵכָ֑ר (nê·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5236: That which is foreign, foreignness

and I assigned
וָאַעֲמִ֧ידָה (wā·’a·‘ă·mî·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

specific
בִּמְלַאכְתּֽוֹ׃ (bim·laḵ·tōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

duties
מִשְׁמָר֛וֹת (miš·mā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

to each
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of the priests
לַכֹּהֲנִ֥ים (lak·kō·hă·nîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

and Levites.
וְלַלְוִיִּ֖ם (wə·lal·wî·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi


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