Nehemiah 9:2
Contemporary English Version
They refused to let foreigners join them, as they met to confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the seed of the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger: and they stood, and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

New American Bible
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all who were of foreign extraction, then stood forward and confessed their sins and the guilty deeds of their ancestors.

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And the seed of the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger: and they stood, and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

the seed

Nehemiah 13:3,30 And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated every stranger from Israel. . . .

Ezra 9:2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and they have mingled the holy seed with the people of the lands. And the hand of the princes and magistrates hath been first in this transgression.

Ezra 10:11 And now make confession to the Lord the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from your strange wives.

strangers.

Psalm 144:7,11 Put forth thy hand from on high, take me out, and deliver me from many waters: from the hand of strange children: . . .

Isaiah 2:6 For thou hast cast off thy people, the house of Jacob: because they are filled as in times past, and have had soothsayers as the Philistines, and have adhered to strange children.

Hosea 5:7 They have transgressed against the Lord: for they have begotten children that are strangers: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

confessed

Nehemiah 1:6 Let thy ears be attentive, and thy eyes open, to hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, night and day, for the children of Israel thy servants: and I confess the sins of the children of Israel, by which they have sinned against thee: I and my father's house have sinned.

Leviticus 26:39,40 And if of them also some remain, they shall pine away in their iniquities, in the land of their enemies: and they shall be afflicted for the sins of their fathers, and their own. . . .

Ezra 9:6,7,15 And said: My God I am confounded and ashamed to lift up my face to thee: for our iniquities are multiplied over our heads, and our sins are grown up even unto heaven, . . .

Psalm 106:6,7 We have sinned with our fathers: we have acted unjustly, we have wrought iniquity. . . .

Daniel 9:3-10,20 And I set my face to the Lord, my God, to pray and make supplication with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes. . . .

1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he also is in the light, we have fellowship one with another: And the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. . . .

Context
The People Confess Their Sins
1And in the four and twentieth day of the month the children of Israel came together with fasting and with sackcloth, and earth upon them. 2And the seed of the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger: and they stood, and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.3And they rose up to stand: and they read in the book of the law of the Lord their God, four times in the day, and four times they confessed, and adored the Lord their God.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:47
Then if they do penance in their heart, in the place of captivity, and being converted, make supplication to thee in their captivity, saying: We have sinned, we have done unjustly, we have committed wickedness:

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.

Ezra 9:1
And after these things were accomplished, the princes came to me, saying: The people of Israel, and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, and from their abominations, namely, of the Chanaanites, and the Hethites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites, and the Ammonites, and the Moabites, and the Egyptians, and the Amorrhites.

Ezra 10:11
And now make confession to the Lord the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from your strange wives.

Nehemiah 10:28
And the rest of the people, priests, Levites, porters, and singing men, Nathinites, and all that had separated themselves from the people of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters.

Nehemiah 13:3
And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated every stranger from Israel.

Psalm 106:6
We have sinned with our fathers: we have acted unjustly, we have wrought iniquity.

Proverbs 28:13
He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.

Jeremiah 3:13
But yet acknowledge thy iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God: and thou hast scattered thy ways to strangers under every green tree, and hast not heard my voice, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 14:20
We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, the iniquities of our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

Additional Translations
Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all the foreigners, and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

And the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

The seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

and the seed of Israel are separated from all sons of a stranger, and stand and confess concerning their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers,
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