Nehemiah 10:30
New International Version
“We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.

New Living Translation
“We promise not to let our daughters marry the pagan people of the land, and not to let our sons marry their daughters.

English Standard Version
We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Berean Study Bible
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, and we will not take their daughters for our sons.

King James Bible
And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

New King James Version
We would not give our daughters as wives to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

New American Standard Bible
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

NASB 1995
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

NASB 1977
and that we will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Amplified Bible
and that we will not give our daughters [as wives] to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons.

Christian Standard Bible
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the surrounding peoples and will not take their daughters as wives for our sons.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We will not give our daughters in marriage to the surrounding peoples and will not take their daughters as wives for our sons.

American Standard Version
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that we will not give our daughters to the Gentiles of the land, and their daughters we will not take for our sons.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and that we will not, they said, give our daughters to the people of the land, nor will we take their daughters to our sons.

Contemporary English Version
We won't let our sons and daughters marry foreigners.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons.

English Revised Version
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:

Good News Translation
We will not intermarry with the foreigners living in our land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We will not allow our daughters to marry the inhabitants of the land or allow their daughters to marry our sons.

International Standard Version
"We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

Literal Standard Version
and that we do not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, and we do not take their daughters to our sons;

NET Bible
"We will not give our daughters in marriage to the neighboring peoples, and we will not take their daughters in marriage for our sons.

New Heart English Bible
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

World English Bible
and that we would not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

Young's Literal Translation
and that we give not our daughters to the peoples of the land, and their daughters we take not to our sons;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vows of the Covenant
29hereby join with their noble brothers and commit themselves with a sworn oath to follow the Law of God given through His servant Moses and to carefully obey all the commandments, ordinances, and statutes of the LORD our Lord. 30 We will not give our daughters in marriage to the people of the land, and we will not take their daughters for our sons. 31When the people of the land bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on a Sabbath or holy day. Every seventh year we will let the fields lie fallow, and will cancel every debt.…

Cross References
Exodus 34:16
And when you take some of their daughters as brides for your sons, their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to do the same.

Deuteronomy 7:3
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

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

Nehemiah 13:25
I rebuked them and called down curses on them. I beat some of these men and pulled out their hair. Then I made them take an oath before God and said, "You must not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters as wives for your sons or for yourselves!

Nehemiah 13:30
Thus I purified the priests and Levites from everything foreign, and I assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.


Treasury of Scripture

And that we would not give our daughters to the people of the land, not take their daughters for our sons:

Exodus 34:16
And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

Ezra 9:1-3,12-14
Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites…









Verse 30. - That we would not give our daughters, etc. On the recurrence of the mixed marriages so soon after the reformation of Ezra, see the comment on Nehemiah 13:23.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
We will not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

give
נִתֵּ֥ן (nit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

our daughters {in marriage}
בְּנֹתֵ֖ינוּ (bə·nō·ṯê·nū)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter

to the people
לְעַמֵּ֣י (lə·‘am·mê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

of the land,
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and we will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

take
נִקַּ֖ח (niq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 3947: To take

their daughters
בְּנֹ֣תֵיהֶ֔ם (bə·nō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter

for our sons.
לְבָנֵֽינוּ׃ (lə·ḇā·nê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 1121: A son


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