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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.



Manner of hearing CHAP. IX. and expounding the caro CHAP. VIII.

them for whom nothing is preThe Law

read and expounded. pared: for this day is holy unto themselves together as one for the joy of the LORD is your man into the street that was before strength. the water-gate ; and they spake 11 So the Levites stilled all the unto Ezra the scribe to bring the people, saying, Hold your peace, book of the law of Moses, which for the day is holy; neither be ye the LORD had commanded to grieved. Israel.

12 And all the people went their 2 And Ezra the priest brought way to eat, and to drink, and to the law before the congregation send portions, and to make great both of men and women, and all mirth, because they had under that could hear with understand stood the words that were declared ing, upon the first day of the se- unto them. venth month.

13 | And on the sccond day 3 And he read therein before the were gathered together the chief of street that was before the water- the fathers of all the people, the gate from the morning until mid- priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra day, before the men and the the scribe, even to understand the women, and those that could words of the law. understand; and the ears of all the 14 And they found written in people were attentive unto the the law which the LORD had combook of the law.

manded by Moses, that the chil4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon dren of Israel should dwell in a pulpit of wood, which they had booths in the feast of the seventh made for the purpose; and beside month : him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, 15 And that they should publish and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hil- and proclaim in all their cities, and kiah, and Maaseiah, on his right in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, the mount, and

fetch olive-branchand Mishael, and Malchiah, and es, and pine-branches, and myrtleHashum, and Hashbadana, Zecha- branches, and palm-branches, and riah, and Meshullam.

branches of thick trees, to make 5 And Ezra opened the book in booths, as it is written. the sight of all the people; (for he 16 So the people went forth, was above all the people ;) and and brought them, and made themwhen he opened it, all the people selves booths, every one upon the stood up

roof of his house, and in their 6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, courts, and in the courts of the the great God. And all the peo- house of God, and in the street of ple answered,. Amen, Amen, with the water-gate, and in the street of lifting, up their hands : and they the gate of Ephraim. bowed their heads, and worshipped 17 And all the congrogation of the LORD with their faces to the them that were come again out of ground.

the captivity made booths, and sat 7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and under the booths; for since the Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shab-days of Jeshua the son of Nun bethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, unto that day had not the children Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, of Israel done so. And there was and the Levites, caused the people very great gladness. to understand the law: and the peo- 18 Also day by day, from the first ple stood in their place.

day unto the last day, he read in 8 So they read in the book in the the book of the law of God. law of God distinctly, and gave And they kept the feast seven the sense, and caused them to un-days; and on the eighth day was a derstand the reading,

solemn assembly, according unto 9 | And Nehemiah, which is the the manner. Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the

CHAP. IX. scribe, and the Levites that taught The Jews keep a solemn Fast. the people , said unto all the poor NO

OW in the twenty and fourth

day of this month the children LORD your God; mourn not, nor of Israel were assembled with fastweep. For all the people wept, ing, and with sackclothes, and when they heard the words of the earth upon them. law.

2 And the seed of Israel separa10 Then he said unto them, Go ted themselves from all strangers, your way, eat the fat, and drink and stood and confessed their sins, ihe sweet, and send portions untol and the iniquities of

their fathers


Levites' humble confession NEHEMIAH, of God's goodness

3 And they stood up in their laws, good statutes and com place, and read in the book of the mandments : law of the LORD their God one 14 And madest known unto fourth part of the day; and an- them thy holy sabbath, and comother fourth part they confessed, mandedst them precepts, statutes, and worshipped the LORD their and laws, by the hand of Moses thy God.

servant: 4 | Then stood up, upon the 15 And gavest them bread from stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and heaven for their hunger, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bun- broughtest forth water for them ni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, out of the rock for their thirst, and cried with a loud voice unto and promisedst them that they the LORD their God.

should go in to possess the land 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and which thou hast sworn to give Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, She-them. rebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and 16 But they and our fathers dealt Pethahiah, said, Stand up and proudly, and hardened their necks, bless the LORD your God for ever and hearkened not to thy comand ever: and blessed be thy glo- mandments, rious name, which is exalted above 17 And refused to obey, neither all blessing and praise.

were mindful of thy wonders that 6 Thou, even thou, art LORD thou didst among them; but hardalone; thou hast made heaven, ened their necks, and in their rethe heaven of heavens, with all bellion appointed a captain to retheir host, the earth, and all things turn to their bondage: but thou that are therein, the seas, and all art a God ready to pardon, grathat is therein, and thou preservest cious and merciful, slow to anger, them all; and the host of heaven and of great kindness, and forsookworshippeth thee.

est them not. 7 Thou art the LORD the God, 18 Yea, when they had made who didst choose Abram, and them a molten calf, and said, This broughtest him forth out of Ur of is thy God that brought thee up the Chaldees, and gavest him the out of Egypt, and had wrought name of Abraham ;

great provocations ; 8 And foundest his heart faith 19 Yet thou in thy manifold merful before thee, and madest acies forsookest them not in the covenant with him to give the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud land of the Canaanites, the Hit- departed not from them by day, tites, the Amorites, and the Periz- to lead them in the way; neither zites, and the Jebusites, and the the pillar of fire by night, to shew Girgashites, to give it, I say, to them light, and the way wherein his seed, and hast performed they should go. thy words ; for thou art right 20 Thou gavest also thy, good eous:

Spirit to instruct them, and with9 And didst see the affliction of heldest not thy manna from their our fathers in Egypt, and heardest mouth, and gavest them water for their cry by the Red sea;.

their thirst. 10 And shewedst signs and 21 Yea, forty years didst thou wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all sustain them in the wilderness, so his servants, and on all the people that they lacked nothing; their of his land : for thou knewest that clothes waxed not old, and their they dealt proudly against them. feet swelled not. So didst thou get thee a name, as

22 Moreover, thou gavest them it is this day.

kingdoms and nations, and didst 11 And thou didst divide the sea divide them into corners : so they before them, so that they went possessed the land of Sihon, and through the midst of the sea on the the land of the king of Heshbon, dry land ; and their persecutors and the land of Og king of thou threwest into the deeps, as a Bashan. stone into the mighty waters.

23 Their children also multipli12 Moreover, thou leddest them edst thou as the stars of heaven, in the day by a cloudy pillar; and and broughtest them into the land, in the night by a pillar of fire, to concerning which thou hadst progive them light in the way wherein mised to their fathers, that they they should go.

should go in to possess it. 13 Thou camest down also upon 24 So the children went in and mount Sinai, and spakest with possessed the land, and thou subthem from heaven, and gavest duedst before them the inhabitants them right judgments, and true l of the land, the Canaanites, and


and of the national sins. CHAP. X. Their solemn covenant gavest them into their hands, with the time of the kings of Assyria their kings, and the people of the unto this day. land, that they might do with them 33 Howbeit, thou art just in all as they would.

that is brought upon us; for thou 25 And they took strong, cities, hast done right, but we have done and a fat land, and possessed houses wickedly: full of all goods, wells digged, vine- 34 Neither have our kings, our yards and olivoyards, and fruit-princes, qur priests, nor our fathers, trees in abundance: so they did kept thy law, nor hearkened unto eat, and were filled, and became thy commandments and thy testifat, and delighted themselves in thy monies, wherewith thou didst tesgreat goodness.

tify against them. 26 Nevertheless, they were diso- 35 For they have not served thee bedient, and rebelled against thee, in their kingdom, and in thy great and cast thy law behind their backs, goodness that thou gavest them, and slew thy prophets which testi- and in the large and fat land which fied against them to turn them to thou gavest before them, neither thes, and they wrought great pro- turned they from their wicked vocations.

works. 27 Therefore thou deliveredst 36 Behold, we are servants this them into the hand of their ene-day, and for the land that thou mies, who vexed them: and in the gavest unto our fathers to eat the time of their trouble, when they frụit thereof and the good thereof, cried unto thee, thou heardest them behold, we are servants in it. from heaven; and according to thy 37 And it yieldeth much increase manifold mercies thou gavest them unto the kings whom thou hast set saviours, who saved them out of over us because of our sins: also the hand of their enemies.

they have dominion over our bo28 But after they had rest, they dies, and over our cattle, at their did evil again before thee: there pleasure, and we are in great disfore leftest thou them in the hand tress. of their enemies, so that they had 38 And because of all this we make the dominion over them: yet when a sure covenant and write it; and they returned and cried unto thee, our princes, Levites, and priests, thou heardest them from heaven; seal unto it. and many times didst thou de

CHAP. X. liver them according to thy mer- The Obligations of the Copenant. cies;

29' And testifiedst against them, Now those that sealed were, that thou mightest bring them son of Hạchaliah, and Zidkijah, again unto thy law: yet they dealt ? Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, proudly, and hearkened not unto 3 Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah, thy commandments, but sinned 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, against thy, judgments, (which if 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, a man do, he shall live in them ;) 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, and withdrew the shoulder, and 7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, hardened their neck, and would 8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah. not hear.

these were the priests. 30 Yet many years didst thou 9 And the Levites : both Jeshua forbear them, and testifiedst against the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the them by thy Spirit in thy pro- sons of Henadad, Kadmiel; phets: yet would they, not give 10 And their brethren, Shebaear: therefore gavest thou them niah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hainto the hand of the people of the nan, lands.

11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah, 31 Nevertheless, for thy great 12 Zaccur, Shorebiah, Shebamercies' sake thou didst not ut- niah, terly consume them, nor forsake 13 Hodijah, Bani, Beninu, them; for thou art a gracious and 14 The chief of the people: Pamerciful God.

rosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zatthu. 32 Now therefore, our God, the Baní, great, the mighty, and the terrible 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bębai,. God, who keepest covenant and 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, mercy, let not all the trouble seem 17 Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur, little before thee, that hath come 18 Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai, upon us, on our kings, on our 19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, princos, and on our priests, and 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, on our prophets, and on our fa- 21 Meshezabeel, Zadok,Jaddua thers, and on all thy people, since 22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,


Sealing of the covenant; NEHEMIAH, , ani its obligations

23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub, ner of trees, of wine and of oil, uo24 Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek, to the priests, to the chambers of

25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maa- the house of our God; and the sciah,

tithes of our ground unto the Le26 And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan, vites, that the same Levites might 27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah. have the tithes in all the cities of

28 | And the rest of the people, our tillage. the priests, the Levites, the por 38 And the priest the son of ters, the singers, the Nethinims, Aaron shall be with the Levites and all they that had separated when the Levites take tithes : and themselves from

the people of the the Levites shall bring up the tithe lands unto the law of God, their of the tithes unto the house of our wives, their sons, and their daugh- God, to the chambers, into the ters, every one having knowledge, treasure-house. and having understanding;

39 For the children of Israel and 29 They clave to their brethren, the children of Levi shall bring the their nobles, and entered into a offering of the corn, of the new curse, and into an oath, to walk in wine, and the oil, unto the chamGod's law, which was given by bers, where are the vessels of the Moses the servant of God, and to sanctuary, and the priests that observe and do all the command- minister, and tho porters, and the ments of the LORD our Lord, and singers: and we will not forsake his judgments and his statutes; the house of our God. 30 And that we would not give

CHÁP, XI. our daughters unto the people of Names of the Dwellers in Jerusathe land, nor take their daughters

lem. for our sons :


ND the rulers of the people 31 And if the people of the land dwelt at Jerusalem : the rest bring ware or any victuals on the of the people also cast lots, to bring sabbath day to sell, that we would one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem not buy it of them on the sabbath, the holy city, and nine parts to or on the holy day: and that we dwell in other cities. would leave the seventh year, and

2 And the people blessed all the the exaction of every debt. men that willingly offered them

32 Also we made ordinances for selves to dwell at Jerusalem. us, to charge ourselves yearly with 3 1 Now these are the chief of the third part of a shekel for the the province that dwelt in Jerusaservice of the house of our God; lem: but in the cities of Judah

33 For the shew-bread, and for dwelt every one in his possession the continual meat-offering, and in their cities, to wit, Israel, the for the continual burnt-offering, priests, and the Levites, and the of the sabbaths, of the new-moons, Nethinims, and the children of Sofor the set feasts, and for the holy lomon's servants. things, and for the sin-offerings to 4 And at Jerusalem dwelt cer make an atonement for Israel, and tain of the children of Judah, and for all the work of the house of of the children of Benjamin. Of our God.

the children of Judah; Athaiah 34 And we cast the lots among the son of Uzziah, the son of Zethe priests, the Levites, and the chariah, the son of Amariah, the

it into the house of our God, halaleel, of the children of Perez ; after the houses of our fathers, at 5 And Maaseiah the son of Batimes appointed year by year, to ruch, the son of Col-hozeh, the burn upon the altar of the LORD son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, our God, as it is written in the law: the son of Joiarib, the son of Ze

35 And to bring the first-fruits of chariah, the son of Shiloni. our ground, and the first-fruits of 6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt all fruit of all trees, year by year, at Jerusalem were four hundred unto the house of the LORD: threescore and eight valiant men.

36 Also the first-born of our sons, 7 And these are the sons of Benand of our cattle, as it is written jamin ; Sallu the son of Meshulin the law, and the firstlings of our lam, the son of Joed, the son of herds and of our flocks, to bring Pedaiah, the son of Kolainh, the to thc house of our God, unto

the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, priests that minister in the house of the son of Jesaiah. our God.

8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, 37 And that we should bring the nine hundred twenty and eight. first-fruits of our dough, and our 9 And Joel the son of Zichri was offerings, and the fruit of all man- their overseer: and Judah the son


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