New International Version
You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.
King James Bible
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not upright before God.
World English Bible
You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God.
Young's Literal Translation
thou hast neither part nor lot in this thing, for thy heart is not right before God;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter - Thou hast no part among the faithful, and no lot in this ministry. That the word κληρος, which we translate lot, is to be understood as implying a spiritual portion, office, etc., see proved in the note on Numbers 26:55 (note).
Thy heart is not right - It is not through motives of purity, benevolence, or love to the souls of men, that thou desirest to be enabled to confer the Holy Ghost; it is through pride, vain glory, and love of money: thou wouldest now give a little money that thou mightest, by thy new gift, gain much.
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'Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.'--ACTS viii. 21. The era of the birth of Christianity was one of fermenting opinion and decaying faith. Then, as now, men's minds were seething and unsettled, and that unrest which is the precursor of great changes in intellectual and spiritual habitudes affected the civilised world. Such a period is ever one of predisposition to superstition. The one true bond which unites God and man being obscured, …
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That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their fellow Israelites; the LORD is their inheritance, as the LORD your God told them.)
And there rejoice before the LORD your God--you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns who have no allotment or inheritance of their own.
I answered them by saying, "The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it."
their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.
Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commands and decrees blamelessly.
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a person is an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
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