New International Version
"In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement, putting it in writing, and our leaders, our Levites and our priests are affixing their seals to it."
King James Bible
And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.
Darby Bible Translation
And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, our Levites, [and] our priests are at the sealing.
World English Bible
Yet for all this, we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, our Levites, [and] our priests, seal to it."
Young's Literal Translation
And for all this we are making a stedfast covenant, and are writing, and over him who is sealed are our heads, our Levites, our priests.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it - Persuaded that we have brought all the miseries upon ourselves by our transgressions, feeling much and fearing more, we make a covenant with thee to devote ourselves to thy service; to do with us as thou pleasest. From this sealing we learn that at this time the government of the Jews was a mixed aristocracy; composed of the nobles for the civil department, and the priests and Levites for the ecclesiastical.
This was not mixing the Church with the state, or the state with the Church: both were separate, yet both mutually supported each other. The state never attempted to model the Church according to its own mind; because the Church had been founded and regulated by God, and neither its creed nor its ordinances could be changed. The Church did not meddle with the state, to give it new laws, new ordinances, or new officers. Therefore the one could not be jealous of the other. Where this state of things prevails, every public blessing may be expected. In every state God says to the governors and the governed: "Render to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
seal unto it. Heb. are at the sealing, or sealed.
LibraryThe Joy of the Lord is Your Strength. Neh 9:10
John Newton—Olney Hymns
The "Fraternity" of Pharisees
Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
The Holy War,
So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
Those who sealed it were: Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hakaliah. Zedekiah,
all these now join their fellow Israelites the nobles, and bind themselves with a curse and an oath to follow the Law of God given through Moses the servant of God and to obey carefully all the commands, regulations and decrees of the LORD our Lord.
Some will say, 'I belong to the LORD'; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, 'The LORD's,' and will take the name Israel.
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