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Nehemiah 9:38 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And yet for all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, our Levites, [and] our priests, seal unto it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And because of all this we make a sure [covenant], and write [it]; and our princes, Levites, [and] priests, seal [unto it].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Now because of all this We are making an agreement in writing; And on the sealed document [are the names of] our leaders, our Levites [and] our priests.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And because of all this we make a sure [covenant], and write [it]; and our princes, Levites, [and] priests, set their seals [to it].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, our Levites, [and] our priests are at the sealing.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Seeing, therefore, all this, we, are plighting our faith, and putting it in writing,—and, upon the sealed scroll, are our rulers, our Levites, our priests.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And for all this we are making a stedfast covenant, and are writing, and over him who is sealed [are] our heads, our Levites, our priests.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And because of all this we ourselves make a covenant, and write it, and our princes, our Levites, and our priests sign it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And because of all this, wee make a sure [couenant], and write [it], and our Princes, Leuites, [and] Priestes, seale [vnto it].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And in regard to all these circumstances we make a covenant, and write [it], and our princes, our Levites, [and] our priests, set their seal to [it].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And because of all this we make a sure [covenant], and write [it]; and our princes, Lewiyyim, [and] priests, seal [unto it].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And because of all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
this x2063
(2063) Complement
זֹאת
zo'th
{zothe'}
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
we x587
(0587) Complement
אֲנַחְנוּ
'anachnuw
{an-akh'-noo}
Apparently from H0595; we.
make 3772
{3772} Prime
כָּרַת
karath
{kaw-rath'}
A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
a sure 548
{0548} Prime
אֲמָנָה
'amanah
{am-aw-naw'}
Feminine of H0543; something fixed, that is, a covenant, an allowance.
[covenant], and write 3789
{3789} Prime
כָּתַב
kathab
{kaw-thab'}
A primitive root; to grave; by implication to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
[it]; and our princes, 8269
{8269} Prime
שַׂר
sar
{sar}
From H8323; a head person (of any rank or class).
Lĉwiyyim לְוִיִּם, 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
[and] priests, 3548
{3548} Prime
כֹּהֵן
kohen
{ko-hane'}
Active participle of H3547; literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).
seal 2856
{2856} Prime
חָתַם
chatham
{khaw-tham'}
A primitive root; to close up; especially to seal.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
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.
[unto it].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 9:6-38.


Nehemiah 9:38

_ _ we make a sure covenant, and write — that is, subscribe or sign it. This written document would exercise a wholesome influence in restraining their backslidings or in animating them to duty, by being a witness against them if in the future they were unfaithful to their engagements.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 9:4-38.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nehemiah 9:38

Sure covenant, &c. — It was sealed and left upon record, that it might be a witness against them, if they dealt deceitfully.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Nehemiah 9:38

And because of all this we make (n) a sure [covenant], and write [it]; and our princes, Levites, [and] priests, seal [unto it].

(n) Thus by affliction they promise to keep God's commandments to which they could not be brought by God's great benefits.

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we make:

Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
2 Kings 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all [their] heart and all [their] soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
2 Chronicles 15:12-13 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul; ... That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
2 Chronicles 23:16 And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the people, and between the king, that they should be the LORD'S people.
2 Chronicles 29:10 Now [it is] in mine heart to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us.
2 Chronicles 34:31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.
Ezra 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

seal unto it:
Heb. are at the sealing, or sealed,
Nehemiah 10:1 Now those that sealed [were], Nehemiah, the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,
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2K 23:3. 2Ch 15:12; 23:16; 29:10; 34:31. Ezr 10:3. Ne 10:1, 29.

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