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Nehemiah 13:1

Overview - Nehemiah 13
Upon the reading of the law, separation is made from the mixed multitude.
Nehemiah, at his return, causes the chambers to be cleansed.
10 He reforms the offices in the house of God;
15 the violation of the sabbath;
23 and the marriages with the strange wives.
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Nehemiah 13:1  (King James Version)
On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;
 


that day
Some suppose that the events recorded in these verses took place several years after those related in the preceding chapter, while Nehemiah was absent at the Persian court; but the introductory language, on that day, seems rather to imply that they occurred immediately, or at least about that time.

they read
Hebrew there was read.
8:3-8 9:3 Deuteronomy 31:11 Deuteronomy 31:12 ; 2 Kings 23:2 ; Isaiah 34:16 ; Luke 4:16-19 ; 10:26
Acts 13:15 ; 15:21

audience
Hebrew ears. the Ammonite.
23 ; Deuteronomy 23:3-5 ; Isaiah 15:1-16:14 ; Jeremiah 48:1-47 ; Ezekiel 25:1-11 ; Amos 2:1-3

Moabite
Nehemiah 2:10 Nehemiah 2:19 4:3 Psalms 83:7-9 ; Jeremiah 49:1-6 ; Amos 1:13-15
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