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Nehemiah 13:3

3 When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of foreign descent.

Read Nehemiah 13:3 Using Other Translations

Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
As soon as the people heard the law, they separated from Israel all those of foreign descent.
When this passage of the Law was read, all those of foreign descent were immediately excluded from the assembly.

What does Nehemiah 13:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 13:3

Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law
Or the law concerning the Ammonite and the Moabite, and which included other nations also, and forbad marriage with them:

that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude;
all of these, and other nations, they had contracted affinity with.

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