SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:17 Y reprendí a los señores de Judá, y les dije: Â¿Qué mala cosa es ésta que vosotros hacéis, profanando así el día del sábado?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nehemiah 13:17 Verse 17. I contended with the nobles] These evils took place through their negligence; and this I proved before them.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 17. Then I contended with the nobles , etc.] The rulers of the city, the civil magistrates, sharply reproved them for their neglect of duty: and said unto them, what evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day ? by suffering servile works to be done in it, and things sold on it.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 15-22 - The keeping holy the Lord's day forms an important object for their attention who would promote true godliness. Religion never prosper while sabbaths are trodden under foot. No wonder there was a genera decay of religion, and corruption of manners among the Jews, when the forsook the sanctuary and profaned the sabbath. Those little conside what an evil they do, who profane the sabbath. We must answer for the sins others are led to commit by our example. Nehemiah charges it of them as an evil thing, for so it is, proceeding from contempt of God and our own souls. He shows that sabbath-breaking was one of the sin for which God had brought judgments upon them; and if they did not tak warning, but returned to the same sins again, they had to expec further judgments. The courage, zeal, and prudence of Nehemiah in thi matter, are recorded for us to do likewise; and we have reason to think, that the cure he wrought was lasting. He felt and confesse himself a sinner, who could demand nothing from God as justice, when he thus cried unto him for mercy.
Original Hebrew ואריבה 7378 את 854 חרי 2715 יהודה 3063 ואמרה 559 להם מה 4100 הדבר 1697 הרע 7451 הזה 2088 אשׁר 834 אתם 859 עשׂים 6213 ומחללים 2490 את 853 יום 3117 השׁבת׃ 7676