SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:21 Y les protesté, y les dije: Â¿Por qué os quedáis vosotros delante del muro? Si lo hacéis otra vez, os echaré mano. Desde entonces no vinieron en sábado.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nehemiah 13:21 Verse 21. I will lay hands on you] I will imprison every man of you.
This had the desired effect; they came no more.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 21. Then I testified against them , etc.] Against their continuance there, and threatened them, and called heaven and earth to witness what he would do to them, if they did not depart: why lodge ye about the wall ? of the city, waiting an opportunity to get in, and tempting the Jews to come out and buy their ware: if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you ; beat them, or slay them, at least imprison them: from that time forth came they no more on the sabbath ; finding there was no likelihood of getting into the city, and that they were liable to be taken up and punished.
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 ואעידה 5749 בהם ואמרה 559 אליהם 413 מדוע 4069 אתם 859 לנים 3885 נגד 5048 החומה 2346 אם 518 תשׁנו 8138 יד 3027 אשׁלח 7971 בכם מן 4480 העת 6256 ההיא 1931 לא 3808 באו 935 בשׁבת׃ 7676