Nehemiah 9:2
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New International Version
Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors.

King James Bible
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

World English Bible
The seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

Young's Literal Translation
and the seed of Israel are separated from all sons of a stranger, and stand and confess concerning their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers,

Nehemiah 9:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The seed of Israel separated themselves - A reformation of this kind was begun by Ezra, Ezra 10:3; but it appears that either more were found out who had taken strange wives, or else those who had separated from them had taken them again.

And stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers. - They acknowledged that they had been sinners against God throughout all their generations; that their fathers had sinned and were punished; and that they, with this example before their eyes, had copied their fathers' offenses.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the seed

Nehemiah 13:3,30 Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude...

Ezra 9:2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons...

Ezra 10:11 Now therefore make confession to the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land...

strangers. Heb. strange children

Psalm 144:7,11 Send your hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children...

Isaiah 2:6 Therefore you have forsaken your people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east...

Hosea 5:7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children...

confessed

Nehemiah 1:6 Let your ear now be attentive, and your eyes open, that you may hear the prayer of your servant, which I pray before you now...

Leviticus 26:39,40 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands...

Ezra 9:6,7,15 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head...

Psalm 106:6,7 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly...

Daniel 9:3-10,20 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes...

1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

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The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength. Neh 9:10

John Newton—Olney Hymns

The "Fraternity" of Pharisees
To realise the state of religious society at the time of our Lord, the fact that the Pharisees were a regular "order," and that there were many such "fraternities," in great measure the outcome of the original Pharisees, must always be kept in view. For the New Testament simply transports us among contemporary scenes and actors, taking the then existent state of things, so to speak, for granted. But the fact referred to explains many seemingly strange circumstances, and casts fresh light upon all.
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

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

The Holy War,
MADE BY SHADDAI UPON DIABOLUS, FOR THE REGAINING OF THE METROPOLIS OF THE WORLD; OR, THE LOSING AND TAKING AGAIN OF THE TOWN OF MANSOUL. THE AUTHOR OF 'THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.' 'I have used similitudes.'--Hosea 12:10. London: Printed for Dorman Newman, at the King's Arms in the Poultry; and Benjamin Alsop, at the Angel and Bible in the Poultry, 1682. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. Bunyan's account of the Holy War is indeed an extraordinary book, manifesting a degree of genius, research, and spiritual
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 8:47
and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captors and say, 'We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly';

Ezra 6:21
So the Israelites who had returned from the exile ate it, together with all who had separated themselves from the unclean practices of their Gentile neighbors in order to seek the LORD, the God of Israel.

Ezra 9:1
After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, "The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites.

Ezra 10:11
Now honor the LORD, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives."

Nehemiah 10:28
"The rest of the people--priests, Levites, gatekeepers, musicians, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand--

Nehemiah 13:3
When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of foreign descent.

Psalm 106:6
We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.

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