Nehemiah 12:30
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New International Version
When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.

King James Bible
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

Darby Bible Translation
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates and the wall.

World English Bible
The priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priests and the Levites are cleansed, and they cleanse the people, and the gates, and the wall.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The priests and the Levites purified themselves - This consisted in washings, abstinence from wine, and other matters, which, on all other occasions, were lawful. And as to the purifying of the gates and the walls, nothing was requisite but to remove all filth from the former, and all rubbish that might have been laid against the latter.

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themselves.

Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean...

Exodus 19:10,15 And the LORD said to Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes...

Numbers 19:2-20 This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, Speak to the children of Israel...

2 Chronicles 29:5,34 And said to them, Hear me, you Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your fathers...

Ezra 6:21 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity...

Job 1:5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning...

Hebrews 5:1,3 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God...

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The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of his People
LAST Sabbath day in the morning I spoke of the birth of our Saviour as being full of joy to the people of God, and, indeed, to all nations. We then looked at the joy from a distance; we will now in contemplation draw nearer to it, and perhaps as we consider it, and remark the multiplied reasons for its existence, some of those reasons may operate upon our own hearts, and we may go out of this house of prayer ourselves partakers of the exceeding great joy. We shall count it to have been a successful
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

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Nehemiah 12:29
from Beth Gilgal, and from the area of Geba and Azmaveth, for the musicians had built villages for themselves around Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 13:22
Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and go and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and show mercy to me according to your great love.

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

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