Nehemiah 9:35
New International Version
Even while they were in their kingdom, enjoying your great goodness to them in the spacious and fertile land you gave them, they did not serve you or turn from their evil ways.

New Living Translation
Even while they had their own kingdom, they did not serve you, though you showered your goodness on them. You gave them a large, fertile land, but they refused to turn from their wickedness.

English Standard Version
Even in their own kingdom, and amid your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and rich land that you set before them, they did not serve you or turn from their wicked works.

Berean Study Bible
For even while they were in their kingdom, with the abundant goodness that You had given them, and in the spacious and fertile land that You had set before them, they would not serve You or turn from their wicked ways.

King James Bible
For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

New King James Version
For they have not served You in their kingdom, Or in the many good things that You gave them, Or in the large and rich land which You set before them; Nor did they turn from their wicked works.

New American Standard Bible
“But they, in their own kingdom, With Your great goodness which You gave them, With the broad and rich land which You placed before them, Did not serve You or turn from their evil deeds.

NASB 1995
"But they, in their own kingdom, With Your great goodness which You gave them, With the broad and rich land which You set before them, Did not serve You or turn from their evil deeds.

NASB 1977
“But they, in their own kingdom, With Thy great goodness which Thou didst give them, With the broad and rich land which Thou didst set before them, Did not serve Thee or turn from their evil deeds.

Amplified Bible
“But they, in their kingdom, With Your great goodness which You gave them, With the broad and rich land which You set before them, Did not serve You or turn from their wicked deeds.

Christian Standard Bible
When they were in their kingdom, with your abundant goodness that you gave them, and in the spacious and fertile land you set before them, they would not serve you or turn from their wicked ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they were in their kingdom, with Your abundant goodness that You gave them, and in the spacious and fertile land You set before them, they would not serve You or turn from their wicked ways.

American Standard Version
For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they renounced your kingdom and your great goodness that you have given to them in the good and heavenly land that you have given them, and they have not served you, neither did they turn from their evil works.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they did not serve thee in thy kingdom, and in thy great goodness which thou gavest to them, and in the large and fat land which thou didst furnish before them, and they turned not from their evil devices.

Contemporary English Version
You blessed them with a kingdom and with an abundance of rich, fertile land, but they refused to worship you or turn from their evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have not served thee in their kingdoms, and in thy manifold goodness, which thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land, which thou deliveredst before them, nor did they return from their most wicked devices.

English Revised Version
For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

Good News Translation
With your blessing, kings ruled your people when they lived in the broad, fertile land you gave them; but they failed to turn from sin and serve you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they lived in their own kingdom and enjoyed the many good things that you gave them in a vast, fertile land which was set in front of them, they didn't serve you or turn away from their wicked lives.

International Standard Version
But they in their kingdom— in the midst of your great goodness that you gave them and in the large and fertile land that you provided them— did not serve you or turn away from their evil deeds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they have not served Thee in their kingdom, and in Thy great goodness that Thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which Thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

Literal Standard Version
And they, in their kingdom, "" And in Your abundant goodness, "" That You have given to them, "" And in the land, the large and the fat, "" That You have set before them, "" Have not served You, "" Nor turned back from their evil doings.

NET Bible
Even when they were in their kingdom and benefiting from your incredible goodness that you had lavished on them in the spacious and fertile land you had set before them, they did not serve you, nor did they turn from their evil practices.

New Heart English Bible
For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and rich land which you gave before them, neither did they turn from their wicked works.

World English Bible
For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and rich land which you gave before them, neither did they turn from their wicked works.

Young's Literal Translation
and they, in their kingdom, and in Thine abundant goodness, that Thou hast given to them, and in the land, the large and the fat, that Thou hast set before them, have not served Thee, nor turned back from their evil doings.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People Confess Their Sins
34Our kings and leaders and priests and fathers did not obey Your law or listen to Your commandments and warnings that You gave them. 35For even while they were in their kingdom, with the abundant goodness that You had given them, and in the spacious and fertile land that You had set before them, they would not serve You or turn from their wicked ways. 36So here we are today as slaves in the land You gave our fathers to enjoy its fruit and goodness—here we are as slaves!…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:47
Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart in all your abundance,

Nehemiah 9:25
They captured fortified cities and fertile land and took houses full of all goods, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled; they grew fat and delighted in Your great goodness.

Nehemiah 9:34
Our kings and leaders and priests and fathers did not obey Your law or listen to Your commandments and warnings that You gave them.

Isaiah 63:7
I will make known the LORD's loving devotion and His praiseworthy acts, because of all that the LORD has done for us--the many good things for the house of Israel according to His great compassion and loving devotion.


Treasury of Scripture

For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and fat land which you gave before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.

For they.

Deuteronomy 28:47
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Jeremiah 5:19
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.

Romans 3:4,5
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged…

in their kingdom.

thy great.

Nehemiah 9:25
And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

fat land.

Deuteronomy 8:7-10
For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; …

Deuteronomy 31:21
And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.

Deuteronomy 32:12-15
So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him…









Verse 35. - They have not served thee in their kingdom. There is no need of altering the reading here. "In their kingdom" means, "while they had a kingdom of their own, and were not subjects, as now, to a foreign power." Thy great goodness. See above, ver. 25. The large and fat land. Compare Exodus 3:8. Although the limits of Palestine are narrow, yet the land which God flare to his people, extending as it did from the Euphrates to the river of Egypt (Genesis 15:18), might well he termed a "large" or "broad" land.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For even while
וְהֵ֣ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

they were in their kingdom,
בְּמַלְכוּתָם֩ (bə·mal·ḵū·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4438: Royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom

with the abundant
הָרָ֜ב (hā·rāḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

goodness
וּבְטוּבְךָ֨ (ū·ḇə·ṭū·ḇə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2898: Good, goodness, beauty, gladness, welfare

You had given
נָתַ֣תָּ (nā·ṯa·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

them,
לָהֶ֗ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

and in the spacious
הָרְחָבָ֧ה (hā·rə·ḥā·ḇāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7342: Wide, broad

and fertile
וְהַשְּׁמֵנָ֛ה (wə·haš·šə·mê·nāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 8082: Greasy, gross, rich

land
וּבְאֶ֨רֶץ (ū·ḇə·’e·reṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

You set
נָתַ֥תָּ (nā·ṯa·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

before them,
לִפְנֵיהֶ֖ם (lip̄·nê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

they would not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

serve You
עֲבָד֑וּךָ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏū·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

or turn
שָׁ֔בוּ (šā·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from their wicked
הָרָעִֽים׃ (hā·rā·‘îm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

ways.
מִמַּֽעַלְלֵיהֶ֖ם (mim·ma·‘al·lê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4611: A deed, practice


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