Nehemiah 7:64
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New International Version
These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.

King James Bible
These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.

Darby Bible Translation
These sought their genealogical register, but it was not found; therefore were they, as polluted, removed from the priesthood.

World English Bible
These sought their register [among] those who were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they deemed polluted and put from the priesthood.

Young's Literal Translation
These have sought their register among those reckoning themselves by genealogy, and it hath not been found, and they are redeemed from the priesthood,

Nehemiah 7:64 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The children of Mehida - Many of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., have Mehira.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

These sought

Matthew 22:11-13 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment...

those that were

Nehemiah 7:5 And my God put into my heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy...

1 Chronicles 9:1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah...

but it was

Matthew 25:11,12 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us...

as polluted

Nehemiah 13:29 Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

Leviticus 4:3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he has sinned...

Library
"Take My Yoke Upon You, and Learn of Me," &C.
Matt. xi. 20.--"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me," &c. Self love is generally esteemed infamous and contemptible among men. It is of a bad report every where, and indeed as it is taken commonly, there is good reason for it, that it should be hissed out of all societies, if reproaching and speaking evil of it would do it. But to speak the truth, the name is not so fit to express the thing, for that which men call self love, may rather be called self hatred. Nothing is more pernicious to a man's
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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
Nehemiah 7:63
And from among the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai (a man who had married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by that name).

Nehemiah 7:65
The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

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