SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:1 Â¶ Aquel día se leyó en el libro de Moisés oyéndolo el pueblo, y fue hallado en él escrito, que los amonitas y moabitas no debían entrar jamás en la congregación de Dios;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nehemiah 13:1 Verse 1. On that day] I am quite of Calmet's mind that the transaction detailed in this chapter did not immediately succeed the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem. It is most likely that, when this dedication was ended, Nehemiah returned to Babylon, as himself particularly marks, ver. 6, for he did return in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes; and then, after certain days, supposed to be about the term of one year, he got leave to return to Jerusalem to see how matters were conducted: and there he found the evils which he mentions in this chapter, and which he redressed in the manner himself describes. See the introduction to this book.
Should not come into the congregation] That is, Ye shall not form any kind of matrimonial alliance with them. This, and this alone, is the meaning of the law.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. On that day , etc.] Not when the wall of the city was dedicated, nor quickly after; for it cannot be thought that people should be so corrupted so soon as this chapter shows; but when Nehemiah had governed them twelve years, and had been at Babylon, and was returned again, as appears from ( Nehemiah 13:6), compared with ( Nehemiah 2:1,6 7:2), they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people ; for from the time of the reading of the law by Ezra, ( Nehemiah 8:1) it became a custom to read the law publicly: and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of the Lord ; that is, be admitted to marry with any of the people of Israel; (see Gill on “ Deuteronomy 23:3”).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-9 - Israel was a peculiar people, and not to mingle with the nations. Se the benefit of publicly reading the word of God; when it is dul attended to, it discovers to us sin and duty, good and evil, and show wherein we have erred. We profit, when we are thus wrought upon to separate from evil. Those that would drive sin out of their hearts, the living temples, must throw out its household stuff, and all the provision made for it; and take away all the things that are the foo and fuel of lust; this is really to mortify it. When sin is cast out of the heart by repentance, let the blood of Christ be applied to it by faith, then let it be furnished with the graces of God's Spirit, for every good work.
Original Hebrew ביום 3117 ההוא 1931 נקרא 7121 בספר 5612 משׁה 4872 באזני 241 העם 5971 ונמצא 4672 כתוב 3789 בו אשׁר 834 לא 3808 יבוא 935 עמני 5984 ומאבי 4125 בקהל 6951 האלהים 430 עד 5704 עולם׃ 5769