SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:9 Y dije: No es bien lo que hacéis, Â¿no andaréis en temor de nuestro Dios, por no ser el oprobio de los gentiles enemigos nuestros?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nehemiah 5:9 Verse 9. Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God] If ye wish to accredit that religion ye profess which comes from the God of justice and mercy; should you not, in the sight of the heathen, abstain from injustice and cruelty? Can they credit your profession, when they see such practices? The inconsistent conduct of some professors of religion does much harm in the Church of God.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. Also I said, it is not good that ye do , etc.] The meaning is, that it was very bad; it is a “meiosis”, by which more is intended than is expressed: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God ; in reverence of him and his law, and according to that: because of the reproach of the Heathen our enemies ? whose mouths will be open to reproach the true religion, and the good ways of God; and say, these are the men that pretend to fear God, and serve him, and yet break his law, and use their brethren ill, (see Romans 2:24).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 6-13 - Nehemiah knew that, if he built Jerusalem's walls ever so high, s thick, or so strong, the city could not be safe while there wer abuses. The right way to reform men's lives, is to convince their consciences. If you walk in the fear of God, you will not be eithe covetous of worldly gain, or cruel toward your brethren. Nothin exposes religion more to reproach, than the worldliness an hard-heartedness of the professors of it. Those that rigorously insis upon their right, with a very ill grace try to persuade others to giv up theirs. In reasoning with selfish people, it is good to contras their conduct with that of others who are liberal; but it is best to point to His example, who though he was rich, yet for our sakes becam poor, that we, through his poverty, might be rich, 2Co 8:9. They di according to promise. Good promises are good things, but goo performances are better.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 לא 3808 טוב 2896 הדבר 1697 אשׁר 834 אתם 859 עשׂים 6213 הלוא 3808 ביראת 3374 אלהינו 430 תלכו 1980 מחרפת 2781 הגוים 1471 אויבינו׃ 341