Nehemiah 13:17
Good News Translation
I reprimanded the Jewish leaders and told them, "Look at the evil you're doing! You're making the Sabbath unholy.

Contemporary English Version
I got angry and said to the leaders of Judah, "This evil you are doing is an insult to the Sabbath!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I rebuked the chief men of Juda, and said to them: What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the sabbath day:

New American Bible
I reprimanded the nobles of Judah, demanding: “What is this evil thing you are doing, profaning the sabbath day?

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And I rebuked the chief men of Juda, and said to them: What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the sabbath day:

I contended.

Nehemiah 13:11,25 And I pleaded the matter against the magistrates, and said: Why have we forsaken the house of God? And I gathered them together, and I made them to stand in their places. . . .

Nehemiah 5:7 And my heart thought with myself: and I rebuked the nobles and magistrates, and said to them: Do you every one exact usury of your brethren? And I gathered together a great assembly against them,

Psalm 82:1,2 A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods. . . .

Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.

Isaiah 1:10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrha.

Jeremiah 5:5 I will go therefore to the great men, and will speak to them: for they have known the way of the Lord, the judgment of their God: and behold these have altogether broken the yoke more, and have burst the bonds.

Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king, and to the queen: Humble yourselves, sit down: for the crown of your glory is come down from your head.

Jeremiah 22:2-9 And thou shalt say: Hear the word of the Lord, king of Juda, that sittest upon the throne of David: thou and thy servants, and thy people, who enter in by these gates. . . .

Micah 3:1,9 For he shall go up that shall open the way before them: they shall divide and pass through the gate, and shall come in by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord at the head of them. . . .

Context
The Sabbath Restored
16Some Tyrians also dwelt there, who brought fish, and all manner of wares: and they sold them on the sabbaths to the children of Juda in Jerusalem. 17And I rebuked the chief men of Juda, and said to them: What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the sabbath day:18Did not our fathers do these things, and our God brought all this evil upon us, and upon this city? And you bring more wrath upon Israel by violating the sabbath.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 13:11
And I pleaded the matter against the magistrates, and said: Why have we forsaken the house of God? And I gathered them together, and I made them to stand in their places.

Nehemiah 13:16
Some Tyrians also dwelt there, who brought fish, and all manner of wares: and they sold them on the sabbaths to the children of Juda in Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 13:25
And I chid them, and laid my curse upon them. And I beat some of them, and shaved off their hair, and made them swear by God that they would not give their daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for their sons, nor for themselves, saying:

Additional Translations
Then I rebuked the nobles of Judah and asked, “What is this evil you are doing—profaning the Sabbath day?Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the sabbath day?

Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

And I strove with the free children of Juda, and said to them, What is this evil thing which ye do, and profane the sabbath-day?

And I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this which ye do, profaning the sabbath day?

Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, "What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the Sabbath day?

And I strive with the freemen of Judah, and say to them, 'What is this evil thing that ye are doing, and polluting the sabbath-day?
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