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Bible Commentaries

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

Nehemiah 13

Verses 1-31

Solomon's Folly and Sin

Nehemiah 13:26

I. We may learn from the text that neither greatness nor goodness can render a man infallible. Let no man think himself too strong to fall. The best need to watch and pray.

II. Danger in evil associations. Solomon sinned by reason of his alliance with idolatrous wives.

a. Many a good character has been injured by godless associates.

b. Evil habits are often acquired through sinful associations.

c. Young people, especially, should avoid dangerous companions.

III. We should be warned by the sins and follies of others. Let no one trust in his own heart Self-confidence is vain confidence. Divine grace is needed to keep us from falling. God's help must be sought daily.

G. Charlesworth, Sermonic Suggestions, p. 144.

References. XIII. 26. J. Parker, Studies in Texts, vol. i. p. 107. H. D. M. Spence, Voices and Silences, p. 141. XIII. 31. G. F. De Teissier, Plain Preaching to Poor People (9th Series), p. 83.

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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Nehemiah 13". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/edt/nehemiah-13.html. 1910.