Bible: Nehemiah 10:28-31

10:28Now the rest of the people – the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple attendants, and all those who have separated themselves from the neighboring peoples 1  because of the law of God, along with their wives, their sons, and their daughters, all of whom are able to understand 10:29 hereby participate with their colleagues the town leaders 2  and enter into a curse and an oath 3  to adhere to 4  the law of God which was given through Moses the servant of God, and to obey 5  carefully all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, 6  along with his ordinances and his statutes.

10:30We will not give our daughters in marriage to the neighboring peoples, and we will not take their daughters in marriage for our sons. 10:31 We will not buy 7  on the Sabbath or on a holy day from the neighboring peoples who bring their wares and all kinds of grain to sell on the Sabbath day. We will let the fields lie fallow every seventh year, and we will cancel every loan. 8 

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