Nehemiah 9:2
New International Version
Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors.

New Living Translation
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors.

English Standard Version
And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Berean Study Bible
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all the foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

New American Standard Bible
The descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

King James Bible
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Christian Standard Bible
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Contemporary English Version
They refused to let foreigners join them, as they met to confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the guilt of their fathers.

International Standard Version
The remnant of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners. Then they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors.

NET Bible
Those truly of Israelite descent separated from all the foreigners, standing and confessing their sins and the iniquities of their ancestors.

New Heart English Bible
The descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who were descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood and confessed their sins as well as the wicked things their ancestors had done.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

New American Standard 1977
And the descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the seed of Israel had separated themselves from all strangers and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

King James 2000 Bible
And the descendants of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

American King James Version
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

American Standard Version
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the seed of the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger: and they stood, and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

English Revised Version
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

World English Bible
The seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Young's Literal Translation
and the seed of Israel are separated from all sons of a stranger, and stand and confess concerning their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers,
Study Bible
The People Confess Their Sins
1On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth, with dust on their heads. 2Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all the foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. 3While they stood in their places, they read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and they spent another quarter of the day in confession and worship of the LORD their God.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:47
and when they come to their senses in the land to which they were taken, and they repent and plead with You in the land of their captors, saying, 'We have sinned and done wrong; we have acted wickedly,'

Ezra 6:21
The Israelites who had returned from exile ate it, together with all who had separated themselves from the uncleanness of the Gentiles of the land, in order to seek the LORD, the God of Israel.

Ezra 9:1
After these things had been accomplished, the leaders approached me and said: "The people of Israel, including the priests and Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the surrounding peoples whose abominations are like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites.

Ezra 10:11
Now, therefore, make a confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers, and do His will. Separate yourselves from the people of the land and from your foreign wives."

Nehemiah 10:28
"The rest of the people--the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, and 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 were able to understand,

Nehemiah 13:3
As soon as the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all of foreign descent.

Psalm 106:6
We have sinned like our fathers; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.

Proverbs 28:13
He who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.

Jeremiah 3:13
Only acknowledge your guilt, that you have rebelled against the LORD your God. You have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every green tree and have not obeyed My voice,'" declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 14:20
We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD, the guilt of our fathers; indeed, we have sinned against You.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the seed

Nehemiah 13:3,30
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude…

Ezra 9:2
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

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.

strangers.

Psalm 144:7,11
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; …

Isaiah 2:6
Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.

Hosea 5:7
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

confessed

Nehemiah 1:6
Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned.

Leviticus 26:39,40
And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them…

Ezra 9:6,7,15
And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens…







Lexicon
Those of Israelite
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

descent
זֶ֣רַע (ze·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

separated themselves
וַיִּבָּֽדְלוּ֙ (way·yib·bā·ḏə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 914: To be divided, separate

from all
מִכֹּ֖ל (mik·kōl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the foreigners,
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and they stood
וַיַּעַמְד֗וּ (way·ya·‘am·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

and confessed
וַיִּתְוַדּוּ֙ (way·yiṯ·wad·dū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

their sins
חַטֹּ֣אתֵיהֶ֔ם (ḥaṭ·ṭō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

and the iniquities
וַעֲוֺנ֖וֹת (wa·‘ă·wō·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

of their fathers.
אֲבֹתֵיהֶֽם׃ (’ă·ḇō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father
(2) The seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers.--The change to "seed" has here a deep propriety. They carefully avoided the many aliens among them throughout this fast.

And stood and confessed.--It must be remembered that these verses give the programme of what is afterwards filled up: the very praise for which they "stood" was filled with confession.

Verse 2. - The seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers. Compare Nehemiah 10:28, by which it appears that the "strangers" are "the people of the lands," or neighbouring heathen, of whom there were at all times considerable numbers in Jerusalem (comp. Nehemiah 13:16). It was not fitting that these aliens should take part in a ceremony of which the main object was that the special people of God should renew their covenant with him. Stood and confessed. Attitude is perhaps scarcely intended here, since the Jews confessed their sins kneeling (Ezra 9:5), or prostrate (Ezra 10:1). Hence we hear in the next verse that they "stood up," or "rose up" (consurrexerunt, Vulg.). 9:1-3 The word will direct and quicken prayer, for by it the Spirit helps our infirmities in prayer. The careful study of God's word will more and more discover to us our own sinfulness, and the plenteousness of his salvation; thus it calls us to mourn for sin, and to rejoice in him. Every discovery of the truth of God, should render us more unwearied in attendance on his sacred word, and on his worship.
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