SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:25 Y reñí con ellos, y los maldije, y herí a algunos de ellos, y les arranqué los cabellos, y los juramenté, diciendo: No daréis vuestras hijas a sus hijos, y no tomaréis de sus hijas para vuestros hijos, o para vosotros.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nehemiah 13:25 Verse 25. I contended with them] Proved the fact against these iniquitous fathers, in a legal assembly.
And cursed them] Denounced the judgments of God and the sentence of the law upon them.
Smote certain of them] Had them punished by whipping.
And plucked off their hair] Had them shaven, as a mark of the greatest ignominy.
And made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give] Caused them to bind themselves by an oath, that they would make no intermarriages with those who were not of the seed of Israel.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 25. And I contended with them , etc.] Argued with them, faithfully admonished them, and sharply reproved them: and cursed them ; assuring them that the curse of God would come upon them, unless they repented. Aben Ezra interprets it of excommunicating them, either with “Cherem” or “Niddui”, which were two sorts of excommunication among the Jews; but it is a question whether as yet those were used by them: and smote certain of them ; ordered them to be beaten with rods or scourges, as transgressors of the law: and plucked off their hair ; or ordered it to be plucked off by the executioner that smote them; which sort of punishment, as it was painful, it was disgraceful and ignominious, (see Isaiah 1:6), and made them swear by God, saying, ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves ; not intermarry with them; this they had sworn to before, ( Nehemiah 10:29,30).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 23-31 - If either parent be ungodly, corrupt nature will incline the children to take after that one; which is a strong reason why Christians shoul not be unequally yoked. In the education of children, great care shoul be taken about the government of their tongues; that they learn not the language of Ashdod, no impious or impure talk, no corrup communication. Nehemiah showed the evil of these marriages. Some, mor obstinate than the rest, he smote, that is, ordered them to be beate by the officers according to the law, De 25:2, 3. Here are Nehemiah' prayers on this occasion He prays, "Remember them, O my God." Lord convince and convert them; put them in mind of what they should be an do. The best services to the public have been forgotten by those for whom they were done, therefore Nehemiah refers himself to God, to recompense him. This may well be the summary of our petitions; we nee no more to make us happy than this; Remember me, O my God, for good. We may humbly hope that the Lord will remember us and our services although, after lives of unwearied activity and usefulness, we shal still see cause to abhor ourselves and repent in dust and ashes, and to cry out with Nehemiah, Spare me, O my God, according to the greatnes of they mercy __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ואריב 7378 עמם 5973 ואקללם 7043 ואכה 5221 מהם 1992 אנשׁים 376 ואמרטם 4803 ואשׁביעם 7650 באלהים 430 אם 518 תתנו 5414 בנתיכם 1323 לבניהם 1121 ואם 518 תשׂאו 5375 מבנתיהם 1323 לבניכם׃ 1121