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Builders of the wall. NEHEMIAH, While the enemies scoli,

16 After him repaired Nehemiah shullam the son of Berechiah over the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the against his chamber. half part of Beth-zur, unto the place 31 After him repaired Malehiah over against the sepulchres of Da- the goldsmith's son, unto the place vid, and to the pool

that was made, of the Nethinims, and of the mer and unto the house of the mighty. chants, over against the gate Miph

17 After him repaired the Le- kad, and to the going up of ihe vites, Rehum the son of Bani. corner. Next unto him repaired Hashabi 32 And between the going up of ah, the ruler of the half part of Kei- the corner unto the sheep-gate relah, in his part.

paired the goldsmiths and the mer18 After him repaired their bre-chants. thren, Bavai the son of Henadad,

CHAP. IV. the ruler of the half part of Kei- Samaritans scoff at the Builders. lah.

RUT it came to pass that when 19 And next to him repaired Sanballat heard that we buildEzer the son of Jeshua, the ruler ed the wall, he was wroth, and of Mizpah, another piece over took great indignation, and mockagainst the going up to the ar-ed the Jews. moury, at the turning of the wall. 2 And he spake before his bre

20 After him Baruch the son of thren, and the army of Samaria, Zabbai earnestly repaired the and said, What do these feeble other piece, from the turning of Jews ? will they fortify themselves? the wall unto the door of the house will they sacrifice? will they make of Eliashib the high priest.

an end in a day? will they revive 21 After him repaired Meremoth the stones out of the heaps of the the son of Urijah, the son of Koz, rubbish which are burned? another piece, from the door of the 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite house of Eliashib even to the end was by him, and he said, Even of the house of Eliashib.

that which they build, if a fox go 22 And after him repaired the up, he shall even break down their priests, the men of the plain. stone wall.

23 After him repaired Benjamin 4 Hear, O qur God; for we are and Hashub over against their despised and turn their reproach house. After him repaired Aza- upon their

own head, and give riah the son of Maaseiah the son of them for a prey in the land of Ananiah, by his house.

captivity: 24 After him repaired Binnui the 5 And cover not their iniquity, son of Henadad another piece, and let not their sin be blotted out from the house of Azariah unto from before thee: for they have the turning of the wall, even unto provoked thee to anger before the the corner.

builders. 25 Palal the son of Uzai, over 6 So built we the wall, and all against the turning of the wall, and the wall was joined together unto the tower which lieth out from the the half thereof: for the people had king's high house, that was by the a mind to work. court of the prison. After him, 7 1 But it came to pass, that Pedaiah the son of Parosh. when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and

26 Moreover, the Nethinims the Arabians, and the Ammonites, dwelt in Ophél, unto the place and the Ashdodites, heard that the over against the water-gate toward walls of Jerusalem were made up, the east, and the tower that lieth and that the breaches began to be out.

stopped, then they were very 27 After them the Tekoites re- wroth, paired another piece, over against 8 And conspired all of them to the great tower

that liệth out, even gether to come and to fight against unto the wall of Ophel.

Jerusalem, and to hinder it. 28 From above the horse-gate 9 Nevertheless we made our repaired the priests, every one prayer unto our God, and set a over against his house.

watch against them day and night, 29 After them repaired Zadok because of them. the son of Immer, over against his 10 And Judah said, The strength house. After him repaired also of the bearers of burdens is deShemaiah the son of Shechaniah, cayed, and there is much rubbish; the keeper of the east gate.

so that we are not able to build the 30 After him repaired Hananiah wall. the son of Shelemiah, and Hanon 11 And our adversaries said, the sixth son of Zalaph, another They shall not know, neither see, piece. After him repaired Me-till we come in the midst among


the builders pray and watch. CHAP. V. Practice of usury reformed them, and slay them, and cause thren, nor my servants, nor the the work to cease.

men of the guard which followed 12 And it came to pass, that me, none of us put off our clothes, when the Jews which dwelt by saving that every one put them off them came, they said unto us ten for washing. times, From all places whence ye

CHAP. V. shall return unto us they will be Nehemiah reformeth Usury. upon you. 13 Therefore set I in the lower the people and of their wives

AND there was of meat cry of places behind the wall, and on the against their brethren the Jewe. higher places, I even set the peo 2 For there were that said, We, ple after their families with their our sons, and our daughters, are swords, their spears, and their many: therefore we take up corn bows.

for them, that we may eat, and 14 And I looked, and rose up, live. and said unto the nobles, and to 3 Some also there were that said, the rulers, and to the rest of the We have mortgaged our lands, people, Be not ye afraid of them: vineyards, and houses, that we remember the LORD which is might buy corn, because of the great and terrible, and fight for dearth. your brethren, your sons, and your 4 There were also that said, We daughters, your wives, and your have borrowed money for the houses.

king's tribute, and that upon our 15 And it came to pass, when our lands and vineyards. enemies heard that it was known 5 Yet now our flesh is as the unto us, and God had brought their flesh of our brethren, our children counsel to nought, that we return-as their children: and lo, we ed all of us to the wall, every one bring into bondage our sons and unto his work.

our daughters to be servants, and 16 And it came 80 pass from that some of our daughters are brought time forth, that the half of my ser- into bondage already: neither is vants wrought in the work, and it in our power to redeem them; the other half of them held both for other men have our lands and the spears, the shields, and the vineyards. bows, and the habergeons; and 6 1 And I was very angry when the rulers were behind all the house I heard their cry and these words. of Judah.

7 | Then I consulted with my17 They which builded on the self, and I rebuked the nobles, and wall, and they that bare burdens, the rulers, and said unto them, Ye with those that iaded, every one exact usury, every one of his browith one of his hands wrought in ther. And I set a great assembly the work, and with the other hand against them. held a weapon.

8 And I said unto them, We, 18 For the builders, every one after our ability, have redeemed had his sword girded by his side, our brethren the Jews, which were and so builded. And he that sold unto the heathen; and will ye bounded the trumpet was by even sell your brethren? or shall me.

they be sold unto us? Then held 19 T And I said unto the nobles, they their peace, and found noand to the rulers, and to the rest thing to answer. of the people, The work is great 9 Also I said, It is not good that and large, and we are separated ye do: ought ye not to walk in the upon the wall, one far from an- fear of our God because of the reother.

proach of the heathen our ene20 in what place therefore ye mies? hear the sound of the trumpet, re 10 I likewise, and my brethren, sort ye thither unto us : our God and my servants, might exact of shall fight for us.

them money and corn: I pray you, 21 So we laboured in the work: let us leave off this usury. and half of them held the spears 11 Restore, I pray you, to them, from the rising of the morning till even this day, their lands, their the stars appeared.

vineyards, their oliveyards, and 22 Likewise at the same time their houses, also the hundredth said I unto the people, Let every part of the money, and of the corn, one with his servant lodge within the wine, and the oil, that ye exact Jerusalem, that in the night they of them. may be a guard to us, and labour 12 Then said they, We will reon the day.

store them, and will require nothing 23 So neither I, nor my bre-l of them ; 90 will we do. as thou U2


4 Yet they sent unto me four Nehemiah's generosity. NEHEMIAH, Sanballat's evil practices sayest. Then I called the priests,, down: why should the work cease, and took an oath of them, that whilst I leave it, and come down they should do according to this to ? promise.

13 Also I shook my lap, and said, times after this sort; and I anSo God shake out every man swered them after the same manfrom his house, and from his la- ner. bour, that performeth not this pro 5 Then sent Sanballat his sermise, even thus be he shaken out, vant unto me in like manner the and emptied. And all the congre-fifth time with an open letter in his gation said, Amen, and praised hand; the Lord. And the people did ac 6 Wherein was written, It is recording to this promise.

ported among the heathen, and 14 | Moreover, from the time Gashmu saith it, that thou and the that I was appointed to be their Jews think to rebel: for which governor in the land of Judah, cause thou buildest the wall, that from the twentieth year even unto thou mayest be their king, accordthe two and thirtieth year of Ar-ing to these words. taxerxes the king, that is, twelve 7 And thou hast also appointed years, I and my brethren have not prophets to preach of thee at Jecaten the bread of the governor. rusalem, saying, There is a king in

15 But the former governors that Judah; and now shall it be reporthad been before me were chargeable ed to the king according to these into the people, and had taken of words. Come now therefore, and them bread and wine, besides forty let us take counsel together. shekels of silver ; yea, even their 8 Then I sent unto him, saying, servants bare rule over the people : There are no such things done as but so did not I, because of the thou sayest, but thou feignest them fear of God.

out of thine own heart. 16 Yea, also I continued in the 9 For they all made us afraid, work of this wall, neither bought saying, Their hands shall be weak we any land: and all my servants ened from the work, that it be not were gathered thither unto the done. Now therefore, O God, work.

strengthen my hands. 17 Moreover, there were at my 10 Afterward I came unto the table a hundred and fifty of the house of Shemaiah the son of Jews and rulers, besides those that Delaiah, the son of Mehetabeel, came unto us from among the hea- who was shut up; and he said, then that are about us.

Let us meet together in the house 18 Now that which was prepa- of God, within the temple, and let red for me daily was one ox and us shut the doors of the temple: six choicc sheep; also fowls were for they, will come to slay thee; prepared for me, and once in ten yea, in the night will they come to days store of all sorts of wine: yet slay thee. for all this required not I the bread 11 And I said, Should such a of the governor, because the man as I fee? and who is there, bondage was heavy upon this that, being as I am, would go into people.

the temple to save his life? I will 19 Think upon me, my God, for not go in. good, according to all that I have 12 And lo, I perceived that God done for this people.

had not sent him; but that he proCHAP. VI.

nounced this prophecy against me: Endeavours to terrify Nehemiah. for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired Sanballat, and Tobiah, and to Irim,

13 Therefore was he hired, that Geshem the Arabian, and the rest I should be afraid, and do so, anc of our enemies, heard that I had sin, and that they might have matbuilded the wall, and that there ter for an evil report, that they was no breach left therein ; (though might reproach me. at that time I had not set up the 14 My God, think thou upon doors upon the gates ;).

Tobiah and Sanballat, according 2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent to these their works, and on the unto me, saying, Come, let us meet prophetess Noadiah, and the rest together in some one of the villages of the prophets, that would have in the plain of Ono. But they put me in fear. thought to do me mischief.

15 1 So the wall was finished in 3 And I sent messengers unto the twenty and fifth day of the them, saying, I am doing a great month Elul, in fifty and two days. work, so that I cannot come 16 And it came to pass, that when

Names of those who CHAP. VII. returned from captivity all our enemies heard thereof, and thousand a hundred seventy and all the heathen that were about us two. saw these things, they were much 9 The children of Shephatiah, cast down in their own eyes : for three hundred seventy and two. they perceived that this work was 10 The children of Arah, six hun wrought of our God.

dred fifty and two. 17 1 Moreover, in those days the 11 The children of Pahath-moab, nobles of Judah sent many letters of the children of Jeshua and Joab, unto Tobiah, and the letters of To- two thousand and eight hundred biah came unto them.

and eighteen. 18 For there were many in Judah 12 The children of Elam, a thousworn unto him, because he was sand two hundred fifty and four. the son-in-law of Shechaniah the 13 The children of Zattu, eight son of Arah; and his son Johanan hundred forty and five. had taken the daughter of Meshul

14 The children of Zaccai, seven lam the son of Berechiah.

hundred and threescore. 19 Also they reported his good 15 The children of Binnui, six deeds before me, and uttered my hundred forty and eight. words to him. And Tobiah sent 16 The children of Bebai, six letters to put me in fear.

hundred twenty and eight. CHAP. VII.

17 The children of Azgad, two Number that returned from Ba thousand three hundred twenty bylon.

and two. row it came to pass,

18 children of , up the doors, and the porters, and 19 The children of Bigvai, two the singers, and the Levites were thousand threescore and seven. appointed,

20 The children of Adin, six hun2 That 'I gave my brother Ha- dred fifty and five. nani, and Hananiah the ruler of 21 The children of Ater of Hezethe palace, charge over Jerusalem; kiah, ninety and eight. for he was a faithful man, and 22 The children of Hashum, three feared God above many.

hundred twenty and eight. 3 And I said unto them, Let not 23 The children of Bezai, three the gates of Jerusalem be opened hundred twenty and four. until the sun be hot; and while 24 The children of Hariph, a they stand by, let them shut the hundred and twelve. doors, and bar them: and appoint 25 The children of Gibeon, ninewatches of the inhabitants of Je-ty and five. rusalem, every one in his watch, 26 The men of Beth-lehem and and every one to be over against his Netophah, a hundred fourscore house.

and eight. 4 Now the city was large and 27 The men of Anathoth, a hun. great: but the people were few dred twenty and eight. therein, and the houses were not 28 The men of Beth-azmaveth, builded.

forty and two. 5 1 And my God put into my 29 The men of Kirjath-jearim, heart to gather together the nobles, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven and the rulers, and the people, that hundred forty and three. they might be reckoned by gene 30 The men of Ramah and Gaba, alogy. And I found a register of six hundred twenty and one. the genealogy of them which came 31 The men of Michmas, a hunup at the first, and found written dred and twenty and two. therein,

32 The men of Beth-el and Ai, 6 These are the children of the a hundred twenty and three. province, that went up out of the 33 The men of the other Nebo, captivity, of those that had been fifty and two. carried away, whom Nebuchad 34 The children of the other nezzar the king of Babylon had Elam, a thousand two hundred carried away, and came again to fifty and four, Jerusalem and to Judah, every one

35 The children of Harim, three unto his city ;

hundred and twenty: 7 Who came with Zerubbabel, 36 The children of Jericho, three Joshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raa- hundred forty and five. miah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bil 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, shan, Mispereth, Bigvaj, Nehum, and Ono, seven hundred' twenty Baanah. The number, I say, of the and one. men of the people of Israel roas this; 38 The children of Senaah, three 8 The children of Parosh, two thousand nine hundred and thirty.


Names of those who NEHEMIAH, returned from captivity 39. The priests: the children of were three hundred ninety

and Jedaiah, of the house of Je- two. shua, nine hundred seventy and 61 And these were they which three.

went up also from Tel-molah, Tel40 The children of Immer, a haresha, Cherub, Addon, and Imthousand fifty and two.

mer: but they could not show their 41 The children of Pashur, a father's house, nor their seed, whe thousand two hundred forty and ther they were of Israel. seven.

62 The children of Delaiah, the 42 The children of Harim, a children of Tobiah, the children of thousand and seventeen.

Nekoda, six hundred forty and 43 | The Levites: the children two. of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the 63 And of the priests: the chil: children of Hodevah, seventy and dren of Habaiah, the children of four.

Koz, the children of Barzillai, 44 | The singers : the children of which took one of the daughters of Asaph, a hundred forty and Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and eight.

was called after their name. 45 The porters: the children of 64 These sought their register Shallum, the children of Ater, the among those that were reckoned children of Talmon, the children by genealogy, but it was not of Akkub, the children of Hatita, found: therefore were they, as polthe children of Shobai, a hundred luted, put from the priesthood. thirty and eight.

65 And the Tirshatha said unto 46 T The Nethinims: the chil- them, that they should not eat of dren of Ziha, the children of Ha- the most holy things, , till there shupha, the children of Tabbaoth, stood up a priest with Urim and

47 The children of Keros, the Thummim. children of Sia, the children of 66 1 The whole congregation Padon,

together was forty and two thou48 The children of Lebana, the sand three hundred and threechildren of Hagaba, the children score. of Shalmai,

67 Besides their man-servants 49 The children of Hanan, the and their maid-servants, of whom children of Giddel, the children of there were seven thousand three Gahar,

hundred thirty, and seven :

and 50 The children of Reaiah, the they had two hundred forty and children of Rezin, the children of five singing-men and singingNekoda,

women. 51 The children of Gazzam, the 68 Their horses, seven hundred children of Uzza, the children of thirty and six : their mules, two Phaseah,

hundred forty and five: 52 The children of Besai, the 69 Their camels, four hundred children of Meunim, the children of thirty and five: six thousand seven Nephishesim,

hundred and twenty asses. 53 The children of Bakbuk, the 70 11 And some of the chief of the children of Hakupha, the children fathers gave unto the work. The of Harhur,

Tirshatha gave to the treasure a 54 The children of Bazlith, the thousand drams of gold, fifty children of Mehida, the children of basins, five hundred and thirty Harsha,

priests' garments. 55 The children of Barkos, the 71 And some of the chief of the children of Sisera, the children of fathers gave to the treasure of the Tamah,

work twenty thousand drams of 56 The children of Neziah, the gold, and two thousand and two children of Hatipha.

hundred pounds of silver. 57 1 The children of Solomon's 72 And that which the rest of servants: the children of Sotai, the the people gave was twenty thouchildren of Sophereth, the children sand drams of ld, and two thouof Perida, 58 The children of Jaala, the score

sand pounds of silver, and threeand seven priests'

garchildren of Darkon, the children of ments. Giddel,

73 So the priests, and the Levites, 59 The children of Shephatiah, and the porters, and the singers, the children of Hattil, the children and some of the people, and the of Pochereth of Zebaim, the chil- Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in dren of Amon.

their cities; and when the seventh 60 All the Nethinims, and the month came, the children of Israel children of Solomon's servants, I were in their cities.


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