15In those days I saw in Judah some who were
treading wine presses on the Sabbath, and
bringing in sacks of grain and loading them on
donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs and all
kinds of loads, and they brought them into
Jerusalem on the Sabbath day… 16 Also men of
Tyre were living there who imported fish and all
kinds of merchandise, and sold them to the sons
of Judah on the Sabbath, even in Jerusalem.
17 Then I
reprimanded the nobles of Judah
and said to them, “What is this evil thing you
are doing, by profaning the Sabbath
day? 18 Did not your fathers do the same, so
that our God brought on us and on this city
all this trouble? Yet you are adding to the
wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.”
I commanded that the doors should be
shut and that they should not open them
until after the Sabbath. Then I stationed
some of my servants at the gates so that no
load would enter on the Sabbath day.
21 Then I
warned them and said to them,
“Why do you spend the night in front of the
wall? If you do so again, I will use force
against you.” From that time on they did not
come on the Sabbath. 22 And I commanded
the Levites that they should purify
themselves and come as gatekeepers to
sanctify the Sabbath day
23 In those days I also saw that the Jews had
married women from Ashdod, Ammon and
Moab. 24 As for their children, half spoke in the
language of Ashdod, and none of them was able
to speak the language of Judah, but the
language of his own people.
So I contended with them and cursed
them and struck some of them and
pulled out their hair, and made them
swear by God, “You shall not give your
daughters to their sons, nor take of their
daughters for your sons or for
30 Thus I purified them from everything
foreign and appointed duties for the
priests and the Levites, each in his
task,31 and I arranged for the supply of
wood at appointed times and for the first
4 When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and
mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying
before the God of heaven.
4 Then the king said to me, “What would you
request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven.
9 But we prayed to our God, and because of them
we set up a guard against them day and night.
1…I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I
had not been sad in his presence.
14…“Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord
who is great and awesome…”
11 But I said, “Should a man like me flee? And could
one such as I go into the temple to save his life? I will
not go in.”
7 …”You are exacting usury, each from his brother!”
Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.
11 So I
reprimanded the officials and said, “Why is the
house of God forsaken?”...
I reprimanded the nobles of Judah and said to
them, “What is this evil thing you are doing, by
profaning the Sabbath day?
20 So I answered them and said to them, “The God of
heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants
will arise and build...”
6…”I am doing a great work and I cannot come
down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and
come down to you?”
9…“This day is holy to the
mourn or weep”…
LORD your God; do not
21 …“Why do you spend the night in front of the wall? If
you do so again, I will use force against you.” From
that time on they did not come on the Sabbath.
I contended with them and cursed them
and struck some of them and pulled out their hair,
and made them swear by God, “You shall not give your
daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for
your sons or for yourselves.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he
who abides in Me and I in him, he bears
much fruit, for apart from Me you can do
13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid
hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting
what lies behind and reaching forward to
what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for
the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
•What is the most significant lesson you have
learned and applied in the Nehemiah series?
•Among the 5S that Nehemiah wasn’t what is the
greatest area that you need to work on?
•How are we daily to abide in Jesus to be able to
live a life that wants to please Him alone?
•Are we confident enough to be able to say
“Remember me, O my God.” Why?
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