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Nehemiah 9:38

38 “In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement, putting it in writing, and our leaders, our Levites and our priests are affixing their seals to it.”a

Read Nehemiah 9:38 Using Other Translations

And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.
"Because of all this we make a firm covenant in writing; on the sealed document are the names of our princes, our Levites, and our priests.
The people responded, “In view of all this, we are making a solemn promise and putting it in writing. On this sealed document are the names of our leaders and Levites and priests.”

What does Nehemiah 9:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 9:38

And because of all this
Of all this distress, and that it might be removed, and be clear of it; or "in all this distress and evil", as Jarchi and Aben Ezra, in the midst of it all:

we make a sure covenant;
or faithfully promise to observe the law of God, and particularly put away strange wives, and not intermarry with the people of the land:

and write it;
that it may remain and be a testimony against them should they break it, being their own handwriting:

and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it;
as witnesses of it, and thereby binding themselves to observe the same things; their names that sealed are given in the next chapter.

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