Nehemiah 10:30

30 1We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Nehemiah 10:30 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 10:30

And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of
the land, nor take their daughters for our sons
Intermarry with them as they had done, and were prone to do, and even did after this, ( Nehemiah 13:23 ) .

Nehemiah 10:30 In-Context

28 "The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants, and all who have separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who have knowledge and understanding,
29 join with their brothers, their nobles, and enter into a curse and an oath to walk in God's Law that was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord and his rules and his statutes.
30 We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.
31 And if the peoples of the land bring in goods or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on a holy day. And we will forego the crops of the seventh year and the exaction of every debt.
32 "We also take on ourselves the obligation to give yearly a third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God:

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 34:16; Deuteronomy 7:3; Ezra 9:12, 14