Nehemiah 5:9
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New International Version
So I continued, "What you are doing is not right. Shouldn't you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our Gentile enemies?


New American Standard Bible
Again I said, "The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?


King James Bible
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?


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I said, "What you are doing isn't right. Shouldn't you walk in the fear of our God and not invite the reproach of our foreign enemies?


International Standard Version
So I said, "What you're doing isn't right! Shouldn't you live in the fear of our God to avoid shame from our foreign enemies?


American Standard Version
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?


Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said to them: The thing you do is not good: why walk you not in the fear of our God, that we be not exposed to the reproaches of the Gentiles our enemies?


Darby Bible Translation
And I said, The thing that ye do is not good. Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, so as not to be the reproach of the nations our enemies?


Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Not good is the thing that ye are doing; in the fear of our God do ye not walk, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?
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Context
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed

1And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews. 2For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live. 3Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth. 4There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that on our lands and vineyards. 5Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children: and, see, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought to bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards. 6And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words. 7Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said to them, You exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them. 8And I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brothers the Jews, which were sold to the heathen; and will you even sell your brothers? or shall they be sold to us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer. 9Also 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? 10I likewise, and my brothers, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury. 11Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their olive groves, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that you exact of them. 12Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as you say. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise. 13Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that performes not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:4
Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach on their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:


Nehemiah 5:10
I likewise, and my brothers, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.


Nehemiah 5:15
But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants bore rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.


Psalm 90:11
Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.


Treasury of Scripture

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?

It is not

1 Samuel 2:24 No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you make the LORD's people to transgress.

Proverbs 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.

Proverbs 17:26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

walk

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine...

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

Leviticus 25:36 Take you no usury of him, or increase: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

reproach

Genesis 13:7,8 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle...

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme...

Ezekiel 36:20 And when they entered to the heathen, where they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them...

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

Strong's Concordance
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?
Topical Bible
Avoid Enemies Fear Gentile Heathen Nations Necessary Ought Prevent Reproach Shame Shouldn't Taunts Walk
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Nehemiah Chapter 5 Verse 9

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