Nehemiah 13:27
New International Version
Must we hear now that you too are doing all this terrible wickedness and are being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women?”

New Living Translation
How could you even think of committing this sinful deed and acting unfaithfully toward God by marrying foreign women?”

English Standard Version
Shall we then listen to you and do all this great evil and act treacherously against our God by marrying foreign women?”

Berean Study Bible
Must we now hear that you too are doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

King James Bible
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

New King James Version
Should we then hear of your doing all this great evil, transgressing against our God by marrying pagan women?”

New American Standard Bible
Has it not then been reported about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God, by marrying foreign women?”

NASB 1995
“Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

NASB 1977
“Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

Amplified Bible
Do we then hear about you that you have done all this great evil, acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign (pagan) women?”

Christian Standard Bible
Why then should we hear about you doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why then should we hear about you doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

American Standard Version
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the word was made heard to you, and you did this great evil to deny our God and to marry foreign women.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So we will not hearken to you to do all this evil, to break covenant with our God, - to marry strange wives.

Contemporary English Version
So we will obey you and not rebel against our God by marrying foreign women.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And shall we also be disobedient and do all this great evil to transgress against our God, and marry strange women?

English Revised Version
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying strange women?

Good News Translation
Are we then to follow your example and disobey our God by marrying foreign women?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Should we follow your example, commit such a serious crime against our God, and be unfaithful to him by marrying non-Israelite women?"

International Standard Version
Should we listen to you and do all of this terrible evil by transgressing against our God to marry foreign wives?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to break faith with our God in marrying foreign women?'

Literal Standard Version
And do we listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God, to settle strange women?”

NET Bible
Should we then in your case hear that you do all this great evil, thereby being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign wives?"

New Heart English Bible
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"

World English Bible
Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?"

Young's Literal Translation
And to you do we hearken to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God, to settle strange women?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Intermarriage Forbidden
26Did not King Solomon of Israel sin in matters like this? There was not a king like him among many nations, and he was loved by his God, who made him king over all Israel—yet foreign women drew him into sin. 27 Must we now hear that you too are doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?” 28Even one of the sons of Jehoiada son of Eliashib the high priest had become a son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. Therefore I drove him away from me.…

Cross References
Ezra 10:2
Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, an Elamite, said to Ezra: "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the people of the land, yet in spite of this, there is hope for Israel.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

Shall we then.

1 Samuel 30:24
For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.

to transgress.

Ezra 10:2
And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.









Verse 27. - Shall we then hearken unto you? Shall we give way to you, and adopt the practice which you recommend, thus transgressing against God, and provoking him to destroy us? Surely not. Solomon's example is enough to deter us.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Why should we now hear
הֲנִשְׁמַ֗ע (hă·niš·ma‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

that you too are doing
לַעֲשֹׂת֙ (la·‘ă·śōṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

this
הַזֹּ֔את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

terrible
הַגְּדוֹלָה֙ (hag·gə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

evil
הָרָעָ֤ה (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

and acting unfaithfully
לִמְעֹ֖ל (lim·‘ōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4603: To cover up, to act covertly, treacherously

against our God
בֵּֽאלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (bê·lō·hê·nū)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

by marrying
לְהֹשִׁ֖יב (lə·hō·šîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

foreign
נָכְרִיּֽוֹת׃ (nā·ḵə·rî·yō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 5237: Foreign, alien

women?”
נָשִׁ֥ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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