Nehemiah 13:22
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Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and go and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and show mercy to me according to your great love.

King James Bible
And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. Remember this also for me, my God, and spare me according to thy great loving-kindness!

World English Bible
I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say to the Levites, that they be cleansed, and, coming in, keeping the gates, to sanctify the sabbath-day. Also, this, remember for me, O my God, and have pity on me, according to the abundance of Thy kindness.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy - By some Nehemiah has been thought to deal with God too much on the principle of merit. That he wished God to remember him for good, is sufficiently evident; and who does not wish the same? But that he expected heaven because of his good deeds, does not appear. Indeed, the concluding clause of this verse proves the contrary, and shows that he expected nothing from God but through the greatness of his mercy. Shame on those who, with this evidence before them, brand this good man with the epithet of workmonger! a man who, in inward holiness, outward usefulness, and genuine love to God and man, was worth ten score of such self-called believers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I commanded.

Nehemiah 7:64,65 These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted...

Nehemiah 12:30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

2 Kings 23:4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door...

1 Chronicles 15:12-14 And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers...

2 Chronicles 29:4,5,24,27,30 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street...

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers...

cleanse.

Nehemiah 12:10 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat Joiada,

sanctify.

Deuteronomy 5:12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD your God has commanded you.

Remember.

Nehemiah 13:14,31 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God...

Nehemiah 5:19 Think on me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.

Psalm 132:1-5 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions...

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...

spare me.

Psalm 25:6,7 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old...

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

Psalm 130:3,4,7 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand...

Psalm 143:1,2 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness...

greatness. or, multitude.

Psalm 5:7 But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

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Sabbath Observance
'In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. 16. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. 17. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Last Days of the Old Eastern World
The Median wars--The last native dynasties of Egypt--The Eastern world on the eve of the Macedonian conquest. [Drawn by Boudier, from one of the sarcophagi of Sidon, now in the Museum of St. Irene. The vignette, which is by Faucher-Gudin, represents the sitting cyno-cephalus of Nectanebo I., now in the Egyptian Museum at the Vatican.] Darius appears to have formed this project of conquest immediately after his first victories, when his initial attempts to institute satrapies had taught him not
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9

Cross References
2 Kings 20:3
"Remember, LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

1 Chronicles 15:12
He said to them, "You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.

Nehemiah 5:19
Remember me with favor, my God, for all I have done for these people.

Nehemiah 12:30
When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.

Nehemiah 13:14
Remember me for this, my God, and do not blot out what I have so faithfully done for the house of my God and its services.

Nehemiah 13:31
I also made provision for contributions of wood at designated times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me with favor, my God.

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