Nehemiah 5:8; Nehemiah 7:5; Nehemiah 7:64; Nehemiah 8:14; Nehemiah 9:8; Nehemiah 9:32; Nehemiah 13:1
And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace , and found nothing to answer.
And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy . And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein,
These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy , but it was not found : therefore were they, as polluted , put from the priesthood.
And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:
And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:
Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
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;