Nehemiah 1:9
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New International Version
but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.'

King James Bible
But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.

Darby Bible Translation
but if ye return to me, and keep my commandments and do them, though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heavens, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.

World English Bible
but if you return to me, and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in the uttermost part of the heavens, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen, to cause my name to dwell there.'

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have turned back unto Me, and kept My commands, and done them -- if your outcast is in the end of the heavens, thence I gather them, and have brought them in unto the place that I have chosen to cause My name to tabernacle there.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thy servant Moses - See the parallel places in Leviticus 26:33 (note), Deuteronomy 4:25-27 (note), Deuteronomy 28:64 (note), and the notes there. Though in an enemy's country, and far from the ordinances of God, Nehemiah did not forget the law: he read his Bible well, and quotes correctly.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

if ye turn

Leviticus 26:39-42 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands...

Deuteronomy 4:29-31 But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul...

Deuteronomy 30:2-5 And shall return to the LORD your God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children...

Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end...

yet will I

1 Chronicles 16:35 And say you, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen...

Psalm 106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks to your holy name, and to triumph in your praise.

Psalm 147:2 The LORD does build up Jerusalem: he gathers together the outcasts of Israel.

Isaiah 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel...

Isaiah 56:8 The Lord GOD, which gathers the outcasts of Israel said, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered to him.

Jeremiah 12:15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again...

Jeremiah 31:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him...

Jeremiah 32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in my anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath...

Jeremiah 50:19,20 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan...

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds...

will bring

Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, said the LORD; for I am married to you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family...

Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

the place

Deuteronomy 12:5,21 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there...

1 Kings 9:3 And the LORD said to him, I have heard your prayer and your supplication, that you have made before me: I have hallowed this house...

Ezra 6:12 And the God that has caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people...

Library
The Church and Social Evils
'It came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.'--NEH. i. 4. Ninety years had passed since the returning exiles had arrived at Jerusalem. They had encountered many difficulties which had marred their progress and cooled their enthusiasm. The Temple, indeed, was rebuilt, but Jerusalem lay in ruins, and its walls remained as they had been left, by Nebuchadnezzar's siege, some century and a half before.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Man of Opportunity
[This chapter is based on Nehemiah 1; 2.] Nehemiah, one of the Hebrew exiles, occupied a position of influence and honor in the Persian court. As cupbearer to the king he was admitted freely to the royal presence. By virtue of his position, and because of his abilities and fidelity, he had become the monarch's friend and counselor. The recipient of royal favor, however, though surrounded by pomp and splendor, did not forget his God nor his people. With deepest interest his heart turned toward Jerusalem;
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:5
But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go;

Deuteronomy 30:2
and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,

Deuteronomy 30:3
then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.

Deuteronomy 30:4
Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back.

1 Kings 8:48
and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name;

Psalm 107:3
those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.

Isaiah 27:12
In that day the LORD will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, Israel, will be gathered up one by one.

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