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Nehemiah 13:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So when they heard the law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So it came to pass, when they had heard the law,—that they separated all the mixed multitude from Israel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated every stranger from Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now it came to passe when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they were separated, [even] every alien in Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Yisrael all the mixed multitude.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now it came to pass, x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
when they had heard 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the law, 8451
{8451} Prime
תּוֹרָה
towrah
{to-raw'}
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
that they separated 914
{0914} Prime
בָּדַל
badal
{baw-dal'}
A primitive root; to divide (in various senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
from Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the mixed multitude. 6154
{6154} Prime
עֵרֶב
`ereb
{ay'-reb}
The second form used in 1 Kings 10:15 with the article prefixed); from H6148; the web (or transverse threads of cloth); also a mixture, (or mongrel race).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 13:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nehemiah 13:3

Multitude — All the heathenish people with whom they had contracted alliance.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Nehemiah 13:3

Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel (a) all the mixed multitude.

(a) That is, all who had joined in unlawful marriage and also those with whom God had forbidden them to mingle with.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
when they:

Psalms 19:7-11 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. ... Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great reward.
Psalms 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.

that they:

Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Nehemiah 10:28 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
Ezra 10:11 Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.

the mixed:

Exodus 12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, [even] very much cattle.
Numbers 11:4 And the mixt multitude that [was] among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
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Ex 12:38. Nu 11:4. Ezr 10:11. Ne 9:2; 10:28. Ps 19:7; 119:9, 11. Pv 6:23. Ro 3:20. Jm 1:27.

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