Though non-Israelites were put out, after Nehemiah returned to Persia the Jews disobeyed God. Upon Nehemiah’s return order was restored.
- Note verse 3—what is the right response to God’s Word?
- Note verses 4–5. Though the Ammonites were excluded they still influenced the Jews through compromising marriages. What application can you make from this?
- In verses 15 and following, how did the people disobey? What were the effects? How was it dealt with?