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Nehemiah 13:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Remember them, my God, for they are polluters of the priesthood, and of the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Remember them, O my God,—on account of the Defilings of the Priesthood, and the Covenant of the Priesthood, and of the Levites.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Be mindful of them, O my God, for the redeemed of the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Remember them, O Lord my God, that defile the priesthood, and the law of priests and Levites.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Remember them, O my God, because they haue defiled the Priesthood, and the couenant of the Priesthood, and of the Leuites.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Remember them, O God, for their [false] connection with the priesthood, and [the breaking] the covenant of the priesthood, and [for defiling] the Levites.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Remember them, O my Elohim, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Lewiyyim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Remember 2142
{2142} Prime
זָכַר
zakar
{zaw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mention; also (as denominative from H2145) to be male.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
them, O my lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
because x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
they have defiled 1352
{1352} Prime
גְּאֹל
go'el
{go'-el}
From H1351; profanation.
the priesthood, 3550
{3550} Prime
כְּהֻנָּה
k@hunnah
{keh-hoon-naw'}
From H3547; priesthood.
and the covenant 1285
{1285} Prime
בְּרִית
b@riyth
{ber-eeth'}
From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh).
of the priesthood, 3550
{3550} Prime
כְּהֻנָּה
k@hunnah
{keh-hoon-naw'}
From H3547; priesthood.
and of the Lwiyyim לְוִיִּם. 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Nehemiah 13:29

Remember them, O my God, because they have (n) defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.

(n) Punish them according to their sin and the evil example they have given to the rest of the people contrary to their calling.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Remember:

Nehemiah 6:14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.
Psalms 59:5-13 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah. ... Consume [them] in wrath, consume [them], that they [may] not [be]: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

because they have defiled:
Heb. for the defilings of,
Leviticus 21:1-7 And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people: ... They shall not take a wife [that is] a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he [is] holy unto his God.

the covenant:

Numbers 16:9-10 [Seemeth it but] a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them? ... And he hath brought thee near [to him], and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?
Numbers 25:12-13 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: ... And he shall have it, and his seed after him, [even] the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
1 Samuel 2:30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed [that] thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Malachi 2:4-8 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. ... But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 2:10-12 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? ... The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
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Lv 21:1. Nu 16:9; 25:12. 1S 2:30. Ne 6:14. Ps 59:5. Mal 2:4, 10. 2Ti 4:14.

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