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Nehemiah 9:17–18

17 They refused to obey and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt.* But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them, 18 even when they made an idol shaped like a calf and said, ‘This is your god who brought you out of Egypt!’ They committed terrible blasphemies.

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Nehemiah 9:17–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them, 18 even when they cast for themselves an image of a calf and said, ‘This is your god, who brought you up out of Egypt,’ or when they committed awful blasphemies.

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — English Standard Version (ESV)

17 They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them. 18 Even when they had made for themselves a golden calf and said, ‘This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,’ and had committed great blasphemies,

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not. 18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 They refused to obey,

And they were not mindful of Your wonders

That You did among them.

But they hardened their necks,

And in their rebellion

They appointed a leader

To return to their bondage.

But You are God,

Ready to pardon,

Gracious and merciful,

Slow to anger,

Abundant in kindness,

And did not forsake them.

18 “Even when they made a molded calf for themselves,

And said, ‘This is your god

That brought you up out of Egypt,’

And worked great provocations,

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 They refused to listen;

they forgot the miracles you did for them.

So they became stubborn and turned against you,

choosing a leader to take them back to slavery.

But you are a forgiving God.

You are kind and full of mercy.

You do not become angry quickly, and you have great love.

So you did not leave them.

18 Our ancestors even made an idol of a calf for themselves.

They said, ‘This is your god, Israel,

who brought you up out of Egypt.’

They spoke against you.

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

17 and refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and forsookest them not. 18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of thy wonders which thou hadst done among them; but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion made a captain to return to their bondage. But thou art a †God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great loving-kindness, and thou forsookest them not. 18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy god that brought thee up out of Egypt! and they had wrought great provocation,

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 They refused to listen.

They forgot the miracles you performed for them.

They became stubborn and appointed a leader

to take them back to slavery in Egypt.

But you are a forgiving God,

one who is compassionate, merciful, patient,

and always ready to forgive.

You never abandoned them,

18 even when they made a metal statue of a calf for themselves

and said, ‘This is your god who took you out of Egypt.’

They committed outrageous sins.

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 They refused to listen

and did not remember Your wonders

You performed among them.

They became stiff-necked and appointed a leader

to return to their slavery in Egypt.

But You are a forgiving God,

gracious and compassionate,

slow to anger and rich in faithful love,

and You did not abandon them.

18 Even after they had cast an image of a calf

for themselves and said,

“This is your God who brought you out of Egypt,”

and they had committed terrible blasphemies,

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 they refused to obey, and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them; but they stiffened their necks and determined to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and you did not forsake them. 18 Even when they had cast an image of a calf for themselves and said, ‘This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,’ and had committed great blasphemies,

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 They refused to listen and did not remember your wonders that you did among them. They stiffened their neck and in their rebellion determined to return to their slavery. But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abundant in loyal love, so you did not abandon them. 18 Even when they made for themselves a molten idol of a calf and said, ‘This is your God who brought you out from Egypt,’ and committed great blasphemies.

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

17 They refused to listen to you. They forgot the miracles you had done among them. So they became stubborn. When they refused to obey you, they appointed a leader for themselves. They wanted to go back to being slaves in Egypt. But you are a God who forgives. You are gracious. You are tender and kind. You are slow to get angry. You are full of love. So you didn’t desert them.

18 “They made for themselves a metal statue of a god that looked like a calf. They said, ‘Here is your god. He brought you up out of Egypt.’ And they did evil things that dishonored you. But you still didn’t desert them.

Nehemiah 9:17–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 “They refused to listen,

And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them;

So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt.

But You are a God of forgiveness,

Gracious and compassionate,

Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness;

And You did not forsake them.

18 Even when they made for themselves

A calf of molten metal

And said, ‘This is your God

Who brought you up from Egypt,’

And committed great blasphemies,