New International Version
We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.
King James Bible
We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
Darby Bible Translation
We have acted very perversely against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances that thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
World English Bible
We have dealt very corruptly against you, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances, which you commanded your servant Moses.
Young's Literal Translation
we have acted very corruptly against Thee, and have not kept the commands, and the statutes, and the judgments, that Thou didst command Moses Thy servant.
Nehemiah 1:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have not kept thy commandments - The moral precepts by which our lives should be regulated.
Statutes - What refers to the rites and ceremonies of thy religion.
Judgments - The precepts of justice relative to our conduct to each other.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Church and Social Evils
'It came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.'--NEH. i. 4. Ninety years had passed since the returning exiles had arrived at Jerusalem. They had encountered many difficulties which had marred their progress and cooled their enthusiasm. The Temple, indeed, was rebuilt, but Jerusalem lay in ruins, and its walls remained as they had been left, by Nebuchadnezzar's siege, some century and a half before. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Man of Opportunity
Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.
we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.
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