Nehemiah 12:30
Good News Translation
The priests and the Levites performed ritual purification for themselves, the people, the gates, and the city wall.

Contemporary English Version
The priests and Levites held special ceremonies to make themselves holy, and then they did the same for the rest of the people and for the gates and walls of the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the priests and the Levites were purified, and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

New American Bible
The priests and Levites first purified themselves, then they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the priests and the Levites were purified, and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

themselves.

Genesis 35:2 And Jacob having called together all his household, said: Cast away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed, and change your garments.

Exodus 19:10,15 And he said to him: Go to the people, and sanctify them to day, and to morrow, and let them wash their garments. . . .

Numbers 19:2-20 This is the observance of the victim, which the Lord hath ordained. Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee a red cow of full age, in which there is no blemish, and which hath not carried the yoke: . . .

2 Chronicles 29:5,34 And he said to them: Hear me, ye Levites, and be sanctified, purify the house of the Lord the God of your fathers, and take away all filth out of the sanctuary. . . .

Ezra 6:21 And the children of Israel that were returned from captivity, and all that had separated themselves from the filthiness of the nations of the earth to them, to seek the Lord the God of Israel, did eat.

Job 1:5 And when the days of their feasting were gone about, Job sent to them, and sanctified them: and rising up early, offered holocausts for every one of them. For he said: Lest perhaps my sons have sinned, and have blessed God in their hearts. So did Job all days.

Hebrews 5:1,3 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in the things that appertain to God, that he may offer up gifts and sacrifices for sins: . . .

Context
The Dedication of the Wall
29And from the house of Galgal, and from the countries of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singing men had built themselves villages round about Jerusalem. 30And the priests and the Levites were purified, and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.31And I made the princes of Juda go up upon the wall, and I appointed two great choirs to give praise. And they went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 12:29
And from the house of Galgal, and from the countries of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singing men had built themselves villages round about Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 13:22
I spoke also to the Levites that they should be purified, and should come to keep the gates, and to sanctify the sabbath day: for this also remember me, O my God, and spare me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

Nehemiah 13:30
So I separated from them all strangers, and I appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites, every man in his ministry:

Additional Translations
After the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and they purified the people, and the porters, and the wall.

And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates and the wall.

And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

The priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

and the priests and the Levites are cleansed, and they cleanse the people, and the gates, and the wall.
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