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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Nehemiah 13:15 - 22
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   Book of Nehemiah
   Chapter 13
13:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In those days I saw men in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day.
 
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Men from Tyre who lived in Jerusalem were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them in Jerusalem on the Sabbath to the people of Judah.
 
13:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this wicked thing you are doing - desecrating the Sabbath day?
 
13:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Didn't your forefathers do the same things, so that our God brought all this calamity upon us and upon this city? Now you are stirring up more wrath against Israel by desecrating the Sabbath."
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When evening shadows fell on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I ordered the doors to be shut and not opened until the Sabbath was over. I stationed some of my own men at the gates so that no load could be brought in on the Sabbath day.
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Once or twice the merchants and sellers of all kinds of goods spent the night outside Jerusalem.
 
13:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But I warned them and said, "Why do you spend the night by the wall? If you do this again, I will lay hands on you." From that time on they no longer came on the Sabbath.
 
13:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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, O my God, and show mercy to me according to your great love.
 
 

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