New Living Translation
When this passage of the Law was read, all those of foreign descent were immediately excluded from the assembly.
King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
World English Bible
It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.
Nehemiah 13:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:3 Multitude - All the heathenish people with whom they had contracted alliance.
LibraryQuestions About the Nature and Perpetuity of the Seventh-Day Sabbath.
AND PROOF, THAT THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK IS THE TRUE CHRISTIAN SABBATH. BY JOHN BUNYAN. 'The Son of man is lord also of the Sabbath day.' London: Printed for Nath, Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, 1685. EDITOR'S ADVERTISEMENT. All our inquiries into divine commands are required to be made personally, solemnly, prayerful. To 'prove all things,' and 'hold fast' and obey 'that which is good,' is a precept, equally binding upon the clown, as it is upon the philosopher. Satisfied from our observations …
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3
Facing Life's Record
Jesus Heals on the Sabbath Day and Defends his Act.
A rabble of non-Israelites went with them, along with great flocks and herds of livestock.
For the men of Israel have married women from these people and have taken them as wives for their sons. So the holy race has become polluted by these mixed marriages. Worse yet, the leaders and officials have led the way in this outrage."
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors.
Then the rest of the people--the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, Temple servants, and all who had separated themselves from the pagan people of the land in order to obey the Law of God, together with their wives, sons, daughters, and all who were old enough to understand--
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