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Nehemiah 13:21

    Nehemiah 13:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then I testified against them, and said to them, Why lodge you about the wall? if you do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I gave witness against them and said, Why are you waiting all night by the wall? if you do so again I will have you taken prisoners. From that time they did not come again on the Sabbath.

    Webster's Revision

    Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.

    World English Bible

    Then I testified against them, and said to them, "Why do you stay around the wall? If you do so again, I will lay hands on you." From that time on, they didn't come on the Sabbath.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.

    Definitions for Nehemiah 13:21

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 13:21

    I will lay hands on you - I will imprison every man of you. This had the desired effect; they came no more.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 13:21

    The lodging of the merchants with their merchandise just outside Jerusalem during the Sabbath, marked their impatience for the moment when they might bring their wares in. This was thought by Nehemiah to be unseemly, and to have an irreligious tendency.