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Nehemiah 13:11

    Nehemiah 13:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I made protests to the chiefs, and said, Why has the house of God been given up? And I got them together and put them in their places.

    Webster's Revision

    Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

    World English Bible

    Then I contended with the rulers, and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken?" I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

    Definitions for Nehemiah 13:11

    Forsaken - To leave in an abandoned condition.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 13:11

    Why is the house of God forsaken? - They had all solemnly promised, Nehemiah 10:39, that they would never forsake the house of their God; but, alas, how soon is this forgotten! Nehemiah used their own words here by way of reproof.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 13:11

    I gathered them together - Nehemiah gathered the Levites from their lands, and reinstated them in their set offices.