Nehemiah 9:6-8

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Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. 7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham; 8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:


Verse 6 is a proof text supporting the belief that the entire universe and all life within it were created by the One God. All Bible believers, including those who accept evolution, believe this.

Literal Reading

Verse 6 is cited here as "accepting" events of early Genesis "as literally true". See comment here.

Verse 8 illustrates how the human heart was understood in ancient times to be capable of faithfulness. This is not literally true.

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Problem with literal reading

  • the heart is not literally capable of being faithful