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Nehemiah 13:1-5 (New American Standard)

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Foreigners Excluded

1 On that day 1they read aloud from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and there was found written in it that 2no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, 2 because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but 3hired Balaam against them to curse them. However, 4our God turned the curse into a blessing. 3 So when they heard the law, 5they excluded 6all foreigners from Israel.

Tobiah Expelled and the Temple Cleansed

4 Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, 7who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being arelated to 8Tobiah, 5 had prepared a large broom for him, where formerly they put the grain offerings, the frankincense, the utensils and the tithes of grain, wine and oil 9prescribed for the Levites, the singers and the gatekeepers, and the ccontributions for the priests.
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