Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Also I said, It is not good what you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

New American Standard Bible

Again I said, “The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?

King James Version

Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Holman Bible

Then I said, “What you are doing isn’t right. Shouldn’t you walk in the fear of our God and not invite the reproach of our foreign enemies?

International Standard Version

So I said, "What you're doing isn't right! Shouldn't you live in the fear of our God to avoid shame from our foreign enemies?

A Conservative Version

Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good. Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

American Standard Version

Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Amplified

So I said, “What you are doing is not good. Should you not walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunting by the [pagan] nations, our enemies?

Bible in Basic English

And I said, What you are doing is not good: is it not the more necessary for you to go in the fear of our God, because of the shame which the nations may put on us?

Darby Translation

And I said, The thing that ye do is not good. Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, so as not to be the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be said, Not good the word which ye do: will ye not go in the fear of our God from the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Lexham Expanded Bible

So I said, "The thing that you are doing is not good. Should you not walk in the fear of our God [to prevent] the disgrace from the nations, our enemies?

Modern King James verseion

And I said, What you do is not good. Should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Also I said, "It is not good, that ye do. Ought ye not to walk in the fear of God because of the rebuke of the Heathen our enemies?

NET Bible

Then I said, "The thing that you are doing is wrong! Should you not conduct yourselves in the fear of our God in order to avoid the reproach of the Gentiles who are our enemies?

New Heart English Bible

Also I said, "The thing that you do is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

The Emphasized Bible

Then said I, Not good, is the thing which ye are doing, - ought ye not, in the fear of God, to walk, because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?

Webster

Also I said, That is not good which ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

World English Bible

Also I said, "The thing that you do is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Youngs Literal Translation

And I say, 'Not good is the thing that ye are doing; in the fear of our God do ye not walk, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is not good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

ye do

Usage: 0

ought ye not to walk
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

in the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

of our God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

because of the reproach
חרפּה 
Cherpah 
Usage: 73

of the heathen
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

References

American

Fausets

Morish

Context Readings

Nehemiah Deals With Strife

8 And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, who were sold unto the nations; and will you even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer. 9 Also I said, It is not good what you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations our enemies? 10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, are lending them money and grain: I pray you, let us stop this charging interest.



Cross References

Leviticus 25:36

Take you no interest from him, or profit: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.

2 Samuel 12:14

However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto you shall surely die.

Genesis 13:7-8

And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled then in the land.

Genesis 20:11

And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Genesis 42:18

And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

1 Samuel 2:24

Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you make the LORD's people to transgress.

Nehemiah 4:4

Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a spoil in a land of captivity:

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors that had been before me laid burdens upon the people, and had taken of them food and wine, besides forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bore rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

Proverbs 16:29

A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.

Proverbs 17:26

Also, to punish the just is not good, nor to flog princes for their integrity.

Proverbs 18:5

It is not good to be partial to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 19:2

Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Proverbs 24:23

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have partiality in judgment.

Ezekiel 36:20

And when they entered unto the nations, where they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and have gone forth out of his land.

Acts 9:31

Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.

Romans 2:24

For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Titus 2:5

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

1 Peter 2:12

Having your conduct honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

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