New International Version
When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of foreign descent.
King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
World English Bible
It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.
Nehemiah 13:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They separated from Israel all the mixed multitude - They excluded all strange women, and all persons, young and old, who had been born of these illegal connections.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'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
Many other people went up with them, and also large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.
They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness."
Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors.
"The rest of the people--priests, Levites, gatekeepers, musicians, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand--
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