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Nehemiah 5:9

    Nehemiah 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also I said, It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I said, What you are doing is not good: is it not the more necessary for you to go in the fear of our God, because of the shame which the nations may put on us?

    Webster's Revision

    Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

    World English Bible

    Also I said, "The thing that you do is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

    Definitions for Nehemiah 5:9

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.
    Ought - Any one; any thing.
    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 5:9

    Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God - If ye wish to accredit that religion ye profess which comes from the God of justice and mercy; should you not, in the sight of the heathen, abstain from injustice and cruelty? Can they credit your profession, when they see such practices? The inconsistent conduct of some professors of religion does much harm in the Church of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 5:9

    5:9 Reproach - Who are round about you, and observe all your actions, and will reproach both you for such barbarous usage of your brethren, and religion for your sakes.