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Nehemiah 13:10-31

CEBA 10 I also found out that the Levites hadn't been given their portions, so they and the singers who did the work had gone back to their fields. NIV 10 I also learned that the portions assigned to the Levites had not been given to them, and that all the Levites and singers responsible for the service had gone back to their own fields. CEBA 11 So I scolded the officials, asking, "Why is God's house being neglected?" I gathered them together and set them in their stations. NIV 11 So I rebuked the officials and asked them, "Why is the house of God neglected?" Then I called them together and stationed them at their posts. CEBA 12 Then all Judah brought the tenth-part gifts of the grain, wine, and oil into the storehouses. NIV 12 All Judah brought the tithes of grain, new wine and oil into the storerooms. CEBA 13 I appointed the priest Shelemiah, the scribe Zadok, and Pedaiah of the Levites to be in charge over the storehouses. I also appointed Hanan, Zaccur's son and Mattaniah's grandson, as their assistant. These men were considered trustworthy, and their task was to hand out shares to their colleagues. NIV 13 I put Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a Levite named Pedaiah in charge of the storerooms and made Hanan son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah, their assistant, because these men were considered trustworthy. They were made responsible for distributing the supplies to their brothers. CEBA 14 Remember me, my God, concerning this. Don't erase my good deeds that I have done for my God's house and for its services. NIV 14 Remember me for this, O my God, and do not blot out what I have so faithfully done for the house of my God and its services. CEBA 15 In those days I saw people in Judah using the winepresses on the Sabbath. They were also collecting piles of grain and loading them on donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs, and every kind of load, and then bringing them to Jerusalem on the Sabbath. I warned them at that time against selling food. NIV 15 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. CEBA 16 In addition, people from Tyre who lived in the city were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them to the people of Judah on the Sabbath. This happened in Jerusalem itself! NIV 16 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. CEBA 17 So I scolded the officials of Judah: "What is this evil thing that you are doing?" I asked. "You are making the Sabbath impure! NIV 17 I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this wicked thing you are doing--desecrating the Sabbath day? CEBA 18 This is just what your ancestors did, and God brought all this evil upon us and upon this city. And now you are bringing more wrath upon Israel by making the Sabbath impure!" NIV 18 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." CEBA 19 So when it began to grow dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I gave orders that the doors should be shut. I also ordered that they shouldn't be reopened until after the Sabbath. To make sure that no load would come into the city on the Sabbath, I stationed some of my own men at the gates. NIV 19 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. CEBA 20 Once or twice the traders and sellers of all kinds of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem. NIV 20 Once or twice the merchants and sellers of all kinds of goods spent the night outside Jerusalem. CEBA 21 But I warned them: "Why are you spending the night by the wall? If you do that again, I will lay hands on you!" At that point, they stopped coming on the Sabbath. NIV 21 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. CEBA 22 I also commanded the Levites to purify themselves and to come and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember this also in my favor, my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your mercy. NIV 22 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. CEBA 23 Also in those days I saw Jews who had married women of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab. NIV 23 Moreover, in those days I saw men of Judah who had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab. CEBA 24 Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of various peoples; they couldn't speak the language of Judah. NIV 24 Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of one of the other peoples, and did not know how to speak the language of Judah. CEBA 25 So I scolded them and cursed them, and beat some of them, and pulled out their hair. I also made them swear a solemn pledge in the name of God, saying, "You won't give your daughters to their sons in marriage, or take their daughters in marriage for your sons or yourselves. NIV 25 I rebuked them and called curses down on them. I beat some of the men and pulled out their hair. I made them take an oath in God's name and said: "You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you to take their daughters in marriage for your sons or for yourselves. CEBA 26 Didn't Israel's King Solomon sin on account of such women? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was well loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Yet foreign wives led even him into sin! NIV 26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women. CEBA 27 Should we then listen to you and do all this great evil, acting unfaithfully toward our God by marrying foreign women?" NIV 27 Must we hear now that you too are doing all this terrible wickedness and are being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women?" CEBA 28 Now one of the sons of Joiada son of the high priest Eliashib was a son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite. So I chased him away from me. NIV 28 One of the sons of Joiada son of Eliashib the high priest was son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. And I drove him away from me. CEBA 29 Remember them, my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priests and the Levites! NIV 29 Remember them, O my God, because they defiled the priestly office and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites. CEBA 30 So I purified them of everything foreign and established the services of the priests and Levites with specific duties for each person. NIV 30 So I purified the priests and the Levites of everything foreign, and assigned them duties, each to his own task. CEBA 31 I also provided for the wood offering at appointed times as well as for the early produce. Remember me, my God, for good. NIV 31 I also made provision for contributions of wood at designated times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me with favor, O my God.