Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Then I commanded the descendants of Levi to purify themselves and to come as gate keepers to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, my God, and show mercy to me according to the greatness of your gracious love.

New American Standard Bible

And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the sabbath day For this also remember me, O my God, and have compassion on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.

King James Version

And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

Holman Bible

Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy.Remember me for this also, my God, and look on me with compassion in keeping with Your abundant, faithful love.

A Conservative Version

And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, O my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy loving k

American Standard Version

And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember unto me, O my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy lovingkindness.

Amplified

And I commanded the Levites to cleanse themselves and come and guard the gates to keep the Sabbath day holy. O my God, [earnestly] remember me concerning this also and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy and loving-kindness.

Bible in Basic English

And I gave the Levites orders to make themselves clean and come and keep the doors and make the Sabbath holy. Keep this in mind to my credit, O my God, and have mercy on me, for great is your mercy.

Darby Translation

And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. Remember this also for me, my God, and spare me according to thy great loving-kindness!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I told the Levites that they should cleanse themselves and that they should come and guard the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

Julia Smith Translation

And saying to the Levites that they shall be purifying, and coming, watching the gates to consecrate the day of the Sabbath. Also this remember for me, O my God, and spare upon me according to the multitude of thy mercy.

King James 2000

And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your mercy.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And then I told two Levites that they must purify themselves and come to guard the gates in order to consecrate the day of the Sabbath. Remember this also, my God, and take pity on me according to the greatness of your loyal love.

Modern King James verseion

And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of Your mercy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And I said unto the Levites which were clean, that they should come and keep the gates, to hallow the Sabbath day. Think upon me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to thy great mercy!

NET Bible

Then I directed the Levites to purify themselves and come and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. For this please remember me, O my God, and have pity on me in keeping with your great love.

New Heart English Bible

I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.

The Emphasized Bible

And I gave word to the Levites, that they should be purifying themselves and coming in, as keepers of the gates, to hallow the sabbath day. This also, remember to me, O my God, and have pity upon me, according to the abundance of thy lovingkindness.

Webster

And I commanded the Levites, that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

World English Bible

I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember to me, my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of your loving kindness.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I say to the Levites, that they be cleansed, and, coming in, keeping the gates, to sanctify the sabbath-day. Also, this, remember for me, O my God, and have pity on me, according to the abundance of Thy kindness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Levites
לוי לויּי 
Leviyiy 
Usage: 283

טהר 
Taher 
Usage: 94


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

and keep
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

the gates
שׁער 
Sha`ar 
Usage: 374

קדשׁ 
Qadash 
Usage: 171

the sabbath
שׁבּת 
Shabbath 
Usage: 111

day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

me, O my God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

חוּס 
Chuwc 
Usage: 24

References

Context Readings

Nehemiah Begins Sabbath Reforms

21 I argued with them, "Why are you staying outside the wall? If you do this again, I'll arrest you." From that time on, they didn't come anymore on the Sabbath. 22 Then I commanded the descendants of Levi to purify themselves and to come as gate keepers to sanctify the Sabbath day. Remember me, my God, and show mercy to me according to the greatness of your gracious love. 23 At that time I also noticed that Jews had married women from Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab.


Cross References

Nehemiah 12:30

The priests and the descendants of Levi purified themselves, and also purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

Nehemiah 13:14

Remember me, my God, concerning this, and do not erase my faithful deeds that I have undertaken for the Temple of my God, and for its services.

Nehemiah 13:31

and I arranged at the appointed time for the supply of wood, and for the first fruits. Remember me, my God, with favor.

Deuteronomy 5:12

""Observe the Sabbath day, maintaining its holiness, just as the LORD your God commanded.

2 Kings 23:4

The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the secondary order, and the doorkeepers to take out of the LORD's Temple all of the implements that had been crafted for Baal, for Asherah, and for every star in the heavens. Then he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried the ashes to Bethel.

1 Chronicles 15:12-14

and addressed them: "As leaders of your Levitical families, set yourselves apart, both you and your relatives, so you can be qualified to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel to the place I've prepared for it.

2 Chronicles 29:4-5

Then he brought in the priests and descendants of Levi, gathered them into the square in the eastern part of the Temple,

2 Chronicles 29:24

and then the priests slaughtered them and purged the altar with their blood as a sin offering to atone for all Israel, because the king ordered that the burnt offering and the sin offering be made for all Israel.

2 Chronicles 29:27

Hezekiah gave a command to offer burnt offerings on the altar, and when the burnt offerings began, a song to the LORD also began with trumpets sounding and with the instruments that King David of Israel had crafted.

2 Chronicles 29:30

King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the descendants of Levi to sing praises to the LORD based on psalms that had been written by David and Asaph the seer. So they all joyfully sang praises, bowed low, and worshipped.

Nehemiah 5:19

"Remember me with favor, my God, for everything I've done for this people."

Nehemiah 7:64-65

These people searched for their ancestral records, but they couldn't be located. Accordingly, they were considered disqualified from the priesthood.

Nehemiah 12:10

Jeshua fathered Joiakim, Joiakim fathered Eliashib, and Eliashib fathered Joiada.

Psalm 5:7

But I, because of the abundance of your gracious love, may come into your house. In awe of you, I will worship in your holy Temple.

Psalm 25:6-7

Remember, LORD, your tender mercies and your gracious love; indeed, they are eternal!

Psalm 51:1

Have mercy, God, according to your gracious love, according to your unlimited compassion, erase my transgressions.

Psalm 130:3-4

LORD, if you were to record iniquities, Lord, who could remain standing?

Psalm 130:7

Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is gracious love, along with abundant redemption.

Psalm 132:1-5

LORD, remember in David's favor all of his troubles;

Psalm 143:1-2

LORD, hear my prayer; pay attention to my request, because you are faithful; answer me in your righteousness.

Isaiah 38:3

"Please, LORD," he said, "Remember how I have walked before you faithfully and with a true heart, and I have done what pleases you." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Isaiah 49:23

"Oh, yes! Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous person his thoughts. Let him return to the LORD, So he'll have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he'll pardon abundantly.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For this is what we boast about: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world with pure motives and godly sincerity, without earthly wisdom but with God's grace especially toward you.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.

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