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Nehemiah 13:17

    Nehemiah 13:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the sabbath day?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I made protests to the chiefs of Judah, and said to them, What is this evil which you are doing, not keeping the Sabbath day holy?

    Webster's Revision

    Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

    World English Bible

    Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, "What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the Sabbath day?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

    Definitions for Nehemiah 13:17

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 13:17

    I contended with the nobles - These evils took place through their negligence; and this I proved before them.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 13:17

    13:17 Nobles - Their chief men and rulers; whom he charges with this sin, because though others did it, it was by their countenance or connivance: probably too by their example. If the nobles allowed themselves in recreations, in idle visits and idle talk on the sabbath day, the men of business would profane it by their worldly employments, as the more justifiable of the two.