Nehemiah 9:16
New International Version
"But they, our ancestors, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and they did not obey your commands.

New Living Translation
“But our ancestors were proud and stubborn, and they paid no attention to your commands.

English Standard Version
“But they and our fathers acted presumptuously and stiffened their neck and did not obey your commandments.

Berean Study Bible
But they and our fathers became arrogant and stiff-necked and did not obey Your commandments.

King James Bible
But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

New King James Version
“But they and our fathers acted proudly, Hardened their necks, And did not heed Your commandments.

New American Standard Bible
“But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They became stubborn and would not listen to Your commandments.

NASB 1995
"But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They became stubborn and would not listen to Your commandments.

NASB 1977
“But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They became stubborn and would not listen to Thy commandments.

Amplified Bible
“But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They stiffened their necks and would not heed Your commandments.

Christian Standard Bible
But our ancestors acted arrogantly; they became stiff-necked and did not listen to your commands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But our ancestors acted arrogantly; they became stiff-necked and did not listen to Your commands.

American Standard Version
But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they and their fathers did evil and they hardened their necks, and they did not listen to your commandments.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they and our fathers behaved proudly, and hardened their neck, and did not hearken to thy commandments,

Contemporary English Version
Our stubborn ancestors refused to obey--they forgot about the miracles you had worked for them, and they were determined to return to Egypt and become slaves again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks and hearkened not to thy commandments.

English Revised Version
But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

Good News Translation
But our ancestors grew proud and stubborn and refused to obey your commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they-our own ancestors-acted arrogantly. They became stubborn and wouldn't obey your commands.

International Standard Version
"But they—our ancestors—became arrogant and stubborn, refusing to listen to your commands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their neck, and hearkened not to Thy commandments,

Literal Standard Version
And they and our fathers have acted proudly, "" And harden their neck, "" And have not listened to Your commands,

NET Bible
"But they--our ancestors--behaved presumptuously; they rebelled and did not obey your commandments.

New Heart English Bible
"But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, did not listen to your commandments,

World English Bible
"But they and our fathers dealt proudly and hardened their neck, didn't listen to your commandments,

Young's Literal Translation
'And they and our fathers have acted proudly, and harden their neck, and have not hearkened unto Thy commands,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People Confess Their Sins
15In their hunger You gave them bread from heaven; in their thirst You brought them water from the rock. You told them to go in and possess the land which You had sworn to give them. 16But they and our fathers became arrogant and stiff-necked and did not obey Your commandments. 17They refused to listen and failed to remember the wonders You performed among them. They stiffened their necks and appointed a leader to return them to their bondage in Egypt. But You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in loving devotion, and You did not forsake them.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:26
But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you are already rebelling against the LORD while I am still alive, how much more will you rebel after my death!

Nehemiah 9:10
You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, all his officials, and all the people of his land, for You knew they had acted with arrogance against our fathers. You made a name for Yourself that endures to this day.

Nehemiah 9:29
You admonished them to turn back to Your law, but they were arrogant and disobeyed Your commandments. They sinned against Your ordinances, by which a man will live if he practices them. They stubbornly shrugged their shoulders; they stiffened their necks and would not obey.

Jeremiah 7:26
Yet they would not listen to Me or incline their ear, but they stiffened their necks and did more evil than their fathers.

Ezekiel 5:6
But she has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations, and against My statutes worse than the countries around her. For her people have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes.'


Treasury of Scripture

But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and listened not to your commandments,

dealt.

Nehemiah 9:10,29
And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day…

Exodus 32:9
And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

Deuteronomy 9:6,13,23,24,27
Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people…

hardened

Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

2 Kings 17:14
Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

2 Chronicles 30:8
Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

hearkened

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Deuteronomy 5:29
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Psalm 81:8,11-14
Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; …









(16) Dealt proudly.--Like the Egyptians themselves (Nehemiah 9:10). It is remarkable that the same word is used as in the Hebrew of Exodus 18:11 and Deuteronomy 1:43.

Verse 16. - They and our fathers. Rather, "they, our fathers." The vau is used exegetically. Dealt proudly. i.e. "acted insolently." Compare Deuteronomy 1:43, where the same verb is translated "were presumptuous" (marg.). Hardened their necks. So in 2 Kings 17:14.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But they
וְהֵ֥ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

and our fathers
וַאֲבֹתֵ֖ינוּ (wa·’ă·ḇō·ṯê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 1: Father

became arrogant
הֵזִ֑ידוּ (hê·zî·ḏū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2102: To boil up, seethe, act proudly or presumptuously or rebelliously

and stiff-necked
וַיַּקְשׁוּ֙ (way·yaq·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7185: To be hard, severe or fierce

and did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

obey
שָׁמְע֖וּ (šā·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

Your commandments.
מִצְוֺתֶֽיךָ׃ (miṣ·wō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment


Jump to Previous
Acted Arrogant Arrogantly Attention Commandments Commands Dealt Fathers Forefathers Harden Hardened Hearkened Neck Necks Obey Orders Presumptuously Pride Proudly Stiff Stiffened Stiff-Necked Stubborn
Jump to Next
Acted Arrogant Arrogantly Attention Commandments Commands Dealt Fathers Forefathers Harden Hardened Hearkened Neck Necks Obey Orders Presumptuously Pride Proudly Stiff Stiffened Stiff-Necked Stubborn
Links
Nehemiah 9:16 NIV
Nehemiah 9:16 NLT
Nehemiah 9:16 ESV
Nehemiah 9:16 NASB
Nehemiah 9:16 KJV

Nehemiah 9:16 BibleApps.com
Nehemiah 9:16 Biblia Paralela
Nehemiah 9:16 Chinese Bible
Nehemiah 9:16 French Bible
Nehemiah 9:16 Clyx Quotations

OT History: Nehemiah 9:16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly (Neh Ne)
Nehemiah 9:15
Top of Page
Top of Page