Nehemiah 7:65
Good News Translation
The Jewish governor told them that they could not eat the food offered to God until there was a priest who could use the Urim and Thummim.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, the governor told them, "You cannot eat the food offered to God until he lets us know if you really are priests."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Athersatha said to them, that they should not eat of the holies of holies, until there stood up a priest learned and skilful.

New American Bible
and the governor ordered them not to partake of the most holy foods until there should be a priest to consult the Urim and Thummim.

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And Athersatha said to them, that they should not eat of the holies of holies, until there stood up a priest learned and skilful.

the Tirshatha.

Nehemiah 8:9 And Nehemiah (he is Athersatha) and Esdras the priest and scribe, and the Levites who interpreted to all the people, said: This is a holy day to the Lord our God: do not mourn, nor weep: for all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

Nehemiah 10:1 And the subscribers were Nehemiah, Athersatha the son of Hachelai, and Sedecias,

Ezra 2:63 And Athersatha said to them, that they should not eat of the holy of holies, till there arose a priest learned and perfect.

that they should

Leviticus 2:3,10 And the remnant of the sacrifice shall be Aaron's, and his sons', holy of holies of the offerings of the Lord. . . .

Leviticus 6:17 And therefore it shall not be leavened, because part thereof is offered for the burnt sacrifice of the Lord. It shall be most holy, as that which is offered for sin and for trespass.

Leviticus 7:19,20 The flesh that hath touched any unclean thing, shall not be eaten: but shall be burnt with fire. He that is clean shall eat of it. . . .

Leviticus 10:17,18 Why did you not eat in the holy place the sacrifice for sin, which is most holy, and given to you, that you may bear the iniquity of the people, and may pray for them in the sight of the Lord. . . .

Leviticus 21:21-23 Whosoever of the seed of Aaron the priest hath a blemish: he shall not approach to offer sacrifices to the Lord, nor bread to his God. . . .

till there

Exodus 28:30 And thou shalt put in the rational of judgment doctrine and truth, which shall be on Aaron's breast, when he shall go in before the Lord: and he shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel on his breast, in the sight of the Lord always.

Numbers 27:21 If any thing be to be done, Eleazar the priest shall consult the Lord for him. He and all the children of Israel with him, and the rest of the multitude shall go out and go in at his word.

Deuteronomy 33:8 To Levi also he said: Thy perfection, and thy doctrine be to thy holy man, whom thou hast proved in the temptation, and judged at the waters of contradiction:

Context
The List of Returning Exiles
64These sought their writing in the record, and found it not: and they were cast out of the priesthood. 65And Athersatha said to them, that they should not eat of the holies of holies, until there stood up a priest learned and skilful.
Cross References
Exodus 28:30
And thou shalt put in the rational of judgment doctrine and truth, which shall be on Aaron's breast, when he shall go in before the Lord: and he shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel on his breast, in the sight of the Lord always.

Leviticus 8:8
And binding it with the girdle, he fitted it to the rational, on which was Doctrine and Truth.

Deuteronomy 33:8
To Levi also he said: Thy perfection, and thy doctrine be to thy holy man, whom thou hast proved in the temptation, and judged at the waters of contradiction:

Nehemiah 7:64
These sought their writing in the record, and found it not: and they were cast out of the priesthood.

Nehemiah 7:66
All the multitude as it were one man, forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,

Nehemiah 7:70
And some of the heads of the families gave unto the work. Athersatha gave into the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty bowls, and five hundred and thirty garments for priests.

Nehemiah 8:9
And Nehemiah (he is Athersatha) and Esdras the priest and scribe, and the Levites who interpreted to all the people, said: This is a holy day to the Lord our God: do not mourn, nor weep: for all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

Nehemiah 10:1
And the subscribers were Nehemiah, Athersatha the son of Hachelai, and Sedecias,

Additional Translations
The governor ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest to consult the Urim and Thummim.And the Tirshatha said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

And the governor said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

And the Athersastha said, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until a priest should stand up to give light.

And the Tirshatha said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up the priest with Urim and Thummim.

And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

And the Tirshatha said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there should stand up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

The governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

and the Tirshatha saith to them that they eat not of the most holy things till the standing up of the priest with Urim and Thummim.
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