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Nehemiah 9:24-26 Expanded Bible (EXB)

24 So their ·children [descendants; sons] went into the land and took ·over [possession].
    The Canaanites lived there, but you ·defeated them for [subdued them before] our ancestors.
You handed over to them the Canaanites, their kings, and the ·people [peoples] of the land.
    ·Our ancestors [L They] could ·do what they wanted with them [deal with them as they pleased].
25 They captured ·strong, walled [fortified] cities and fertile land.
    They took over houses full of good things,
    ·wells [cisterns] that were already dug,
    vineyards, olive ·trees [groves], and ·many [abundant] fruit trees.
They ate until they were full and grew fat;
    they ·enjoyed [reveled; delighted themselves in] your great goodness.

26 “But they were disobedient and ·turned [rebelled] against you
    and ·ignored [turned their backs on] your ·teachings [laws; instructions; L Torah].
Your prophets ·warned [admonished] them to come back to you,
    but they killed those prophets
    and ·spoke against you [L committed great blasphemies].

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