Nehemiah 5:17
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Furthermore, a hundred and fifty Jews and officials ate at my table, as well as those who came to us from the surrounding nations.

King James Bible
Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, beside those that came unto us from among the heathen that are about us.

Darby Bible Translation
And there were at my table a hundred and fifty of the Jews and the rulers, besides those that came to us from among the nations that were about us.

World English Bible
Moreover there were at my table, of the Jews and the rulers, one hundred fifty men, besides those who came to us from among the nations that were around us.

Young's Literal Translation
and of the Jews, and of the prefects, a hundred and fifty men, and those coming in unto us of the nations that are round about us, are at my table;

Nehemiah 5:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A hundred and fifty of the Jews - He kept open house, entertained all comers; besides having one hundred and fifty Jews who had their food constantly at his table, and at his expense. To be able to bear all these expenses, no doubt Nehemiah had saved money while he was cup-bearer to the Persian king in Susa.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Moreover (He kept open house, and entertained all comers; besides having

150 Jews, who had their food constantly at his table, and at his expense.)

at my table

2 Samuel 9:7,13 And David said to him, Fear not: for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father's sake...

1 Kings 18:19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty...

an hundred

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

1 Peter 4:9,10 Use hospitality one to another without grudging...

Library
An Ancient Nonconformist
'... So did not I, because of the fear of God.'--Neh. v. 15. I do not suppose that the ordinary Bible-reader knows very much about Nehemiah. He is one of the neglected great men of Scripture. He was no prophet, he had no glowing words, he had no lofty visions, he had no special commission, he did not live in the heroic age. There was a certain harshness and dryness; a tendency towards what, when it was more fully developed, became Pharisaism, in the man, which somewhat covers the essential nobleness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
[Sidenote: Influences in the exile that produced written ceremonial laws] The Babylonian exile gave a great opportunity and incentive to the further development of written law. While the temple stood, the ceremonial rites and customs received constant illustration, and were transmitted directly from father to son in the priestly families. Hence, there was little need of writing them down. But when most of the priests were carried captive to Babylonia, as in 597 B.C., and ten years later the temple
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 18:19
Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."

Nehemiah 5:16
Instead, I devoted myself to the work on this wall. All my men were assembled there for the work; we did not acquire any land.

Jump to Previous
Addition Ate Besides Fifty Furthermore Guests Heathen Hundred Jews Moreover Nations Officials Round Rulers Surrounding Table
Jump to Next
Addition Ate Besides Fifty Furthermore Guests Heathen Hundred Jews Moreover Nations Officials Round Rulers Surrounding Table
Links
Nehemiah 5:17 NIV
Nehemiah 5:17 NLT
Nehemiah 5:17 ESV
Nehemiah 5:17 NASB
Nehemiah 5:17 KJV

Nehemiah 5:17 Bible Apps
Nehemiah 5:17 Biblia Paralela
Nehemiah 5:17 Chinese Bible
Nehemiah 5:17 French Bible
Nehemiah 5:17 German Bible

Nehemiah 5:17 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Nehemiah 5:16
Top of Page
Top of Page