Nehemiah 13:24
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New American Standard Bible
As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but the language of his own people.

King James Bible
And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

Darby Bible Translation
And their children spoke half in the language of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

World English Bible
and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

Young's Literal Translation
And of their sons, half are speaking Ashdoditish -- and are not knowing to speak Jewish -- and according to the language of people and people.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The speech of Ashdod - The Philistine language, which was akin to that of Egypt.

According to the language of each people - The children spoke a mixed dialect - half-Philistine, half-Hebrew.

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Two Famous Versions of the Scriptures
[Illustration: (drop cap B) Samaritan Book of the Law] By the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, on the coast of Egypt, lies Alexandria, a busy and prosperous city of to-day. You remember the great conqueror, Alexander, and how nation after nation had been forced to submit to him, until all the then-known world owned him for its emperor? He built this city, and called it after his own name. About a hundred years before the days of Antiochus (of whom we read in our last chapter) a company of Jews
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

"In the Spirit and Power of Elias"
Through the long centuries that have passed since Elijah's time, the record of his lifework has brought inspiration and courage to those who have been called to stand for the right in the midst of apostasy. And for us, "upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Corinthians 10:11), it has special significance. History is being repeated. The world today has its Ahabs and its Jezebels. The present age is one of idolatry, as verily as was that in which Elijah lived. No outward shrine may be visible;
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Nehemiah 13:23
In those days I also saw that the Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon and Moab.

Nehemiah 13:25
So I contended with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

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