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They confess their Jins.
Chap. x. Tktir namtttiihtfootedthe covenant.
18 Bat after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest rhou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them; yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardelt them from heaves, and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
19 And teitifiedst against them, that thou mightcft bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, butfinned against thyjudgements,( which if a man do, he mall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck,.and would not hear.
30 Vet many years didst thou forbear them, and telbfiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prssphets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gaveft thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.
31 Nevertheless for thy great mercies' tike thou didst not utterly consume diem, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.
31 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepeft covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee that hath come -upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on ail thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.
33 Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:
34 Neidier have our kings, our prin ces, our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy command ments, and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst testify against them.
3/ For they have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat Rind which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
36 Behold, we are servants this day, vaAstr the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou haft set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we art in great distress.
%% And because of.all this we make a fiirc covenant, and write;'/; and our princes, Levites, and priests, leal mil3 it.
1 The names t/them that seated the cave* nant. 29 the point 1 0) the covenant.
NO W those that sealed -were, Nehemiah the Tirshatha, the son of Hacbaliah, and Zidkijah, » Seraiab, Azariah, Jeremiah, 3 Paihur, Amariah, Malchiiah, + Hattusli, Shebaniah, Malluch,
5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
7 Melhullam, Abiiah, Mijamiii,
8 Maaziah, Bilgal, Shemaiah: these •were the priests.
9 And the Levites: both Jefliua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of tlie sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
10 And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
11 Micha, Rehpb, Hashabiah,
11 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
13 Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.
14 The chief of the people; Parosti, Pahatb-moab, Elara, Zatthu, Bani,
15 Bnnni, Azgad, Bebai,
16 Adoniiah, Bigvai, Adin,
17 Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,
18 Hodijah, Hafltum, Bezai,
19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
20 Magpiasti, Melhullam, Hezir,
22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,
23 Hollies, Hananiah, Hafhub,
24 Halloheih, Pileha, Shobek,
25 Kehuin, Hamabnah, Maaleiah,
26 And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan,
27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
28 And the reft of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the fingers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their ions, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
29 fl They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses die servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of tlie Lord our Lord, and his judgements and his statutes;
30 And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons .
3: And if the people of tlie land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath" day to sell, that we would not buy it ed' tlicm on tlie sabbath, or on the holyday : and that we would leave the se v cm h year, and the exaction of every debt.
31 Also wemad* ordinances for us, to F f eliarge charge ourselves yearly with the third
The points of the cotenant. NEHEMIAH Who dwelt at Jerusalem.
Eart of a shekel for the service of the ouse of our God;
33 For the fhewbrtad, and for the continual meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths.of the new moons, for the set feasts, and for the holy things, and for the sin offerings to make, an atonement for Israel, ana for all the work of the house of our God.
34. And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed, year by year, to burn upon the altar of the Lor. D our God, as it is written in the law:
35 And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the Lo R D:
%6 Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to die house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God:
37 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God, and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the fame Levites might hare the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levires take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.
39 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, whereas the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the fingers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
CHAP. XI. 1 The rulers, voluntary men, and the tenth man chosen by lot, dwell at Jerusalem. 3 A catalogue of their names.
AN D the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in oilier cities.
i And the people bleJled all the men, that willingly- offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.
j H Now these are the cbief of the
province that dwelt in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah dwelt every on« in his possession in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Ncthinnns, and the children of Solomon's servants.
4. And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, th« son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez;
5 And Maafeiah the son of Bamch, the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.
6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred threescore and eight valiant men.
7 And these are the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Mefhullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maafeiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah.
8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty and eight.
9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer: and Judah the son of S«nuah was second over the city.
10 Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin.
\ 1. Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Mefhullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the ruler of the house of God.
i» And their brethren that did the work of the house -were eight hundred twenty and two; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pafhur, the son of Malchiah,
13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers, two hundred forty and two: and Amafhai the son of Azareel, the son of Ahafai, the son of Mefhilleinoth, the son of Immer,
1+ And their brethren, mighty men of valour, an hundred twenty and eight 1 and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of one of the great men.
15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hafhul), the son of Azrikam, the son of Hafhabiah, the son ofBunni;
16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, had the overfight of the outward business of the house of God.
17 And Mattariiah the son of Micln. the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, nvsu the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer; and Bakbukiah the second
among tunong his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
The inhabitants of the cities. Chap. xii. The suceestbn os the high priests.
18 All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred fourscore and four.
19 Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren that kept the gates, nvere zn hundred seventy and two.
2oAndtheresidue of Israel,of the priests, end the Levites, nvere in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
21 But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa nvere over the Nethinims.
22 The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem nvas Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hasliabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asoph, the singers nvere over the business of the house of God.
23 For it ivas the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion sliould be for the singers, due for every day.
2+ And Pethahiah the son of Mesliezabeel, of the children of Zerah the son of Judah, ivas at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.
xt And for the villages, with their fields, feme of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjath-arba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,
16 And at Jefhua, and at Moladah, and at Beth-phelet,
27 And at Hazar-stiual, and at Beerslieba, and in the villages thereof,
it And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, and in the villages thereof,
29 And at En-rimmon, and at Zareah, and at Jarmuth,
30 Zanoah- Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beer-stieba unto the valley of Hinnom.
•31 ThechildrenalsoofBeniamin from Geba divelt at Michmalh, and Aija, and Beth-el, and in their villages,
31 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, 33 Hazor, Raraah, Gittaim,
3+ Hadid, Zeboim, Neballar,
35 Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
36 And of the Levites nvere divisions in Judah, and in Benjamin.
C H A.P. XII.
1 Tie priests nvhich came up nvith Zerubba
btl. 10 The fuccejston of the highpricsts.
NO W these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerub
babel the son of Shealtiel, and Jefliua j Serainh, Jeremiah, Ezra,
I Amariah, Malluch, Hattusti,
3 Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah,
5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah.Jedaiah. These nvere the chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jestiua.
8 Moreoyertht Levites: Jelhua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, nvhich nvas over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.
9 Also Bakbukiah, and Unni, their brethren, nvere over against them in the watches.
10 ^f And Jefliua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat Eliastiib, and Eliastiib begat Joiada,
II And Joiada begat Jonathan, and Jonathan begat Jaddua.
12 And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of Serai ah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
13 Of Ezra, Melhullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
1+ Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
15 Of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Mestiullam;
17 Of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin; osMoadiah, Piltai;
18 Of Bilgah, Shammua; of" Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, U/zi;
aoOf Sallai.Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
21 Of Hilkiah, Hasliabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.
22 The Levites in the days of Eliastiib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, nvere recorded chief of the fathers: al so the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian. •
23 The sons of Lejji, the chief of the fathers, nvere written in the book of the chronicles, even until the days of Johanan the son of Eliastiib.
24AndthechiefoftheLevites: Hasliabiah, Sherebiah, and Jestiua the son of Kadmiel, with ihcirbrethrenoveragainft them, to praise andto give thanks.accoiding to the commandment of David the man of God, ward over against waid.
25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah,MefliulIam,Talmon, Akkub,aiYr* porters keeping the waid at the thresholds of the gates.
26 These nvere in the days of Joiakim F f 1 the The walls dedicated.
Officers in the temple.
the son of Jestvua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiali the governor ;ind of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
»7 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalam they fought the Levkes out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the-dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, vjcfh cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
z% And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi;
19 Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmavetii: for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.
30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the -gates, and the wall.
31 Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great companies of them tkat gave thanks, nuhereof one went on the right lumd upon the wall toward the dung gate:
32 And after them went Holliaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,
33AndAzariah, Ezra,and Mefhullam,
34 Judah, and Benjamin, and 6hem.tiah, and Jeremiah,
35 And certamaf the priests' sonswith trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Sliemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph:
36 And his brethren, Ehemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David, the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.
37 And at the fountain-gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going tip of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.
38 And the other company of them that ave thanks went ojer against them, and
after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even unto the broad wall;
39 And from above she gate of Ephraim, and above the old gate, and above the fisli gate, and the t->wer of Hananeel, and the tower of Mean, even unto the sheep gate: and they stood still in the priso-i gate.
4.0 So stood tiie two companies of them that gave thanks in thehouTeof God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:
41 And the priests; Kliakim, Maasei■jh, Miniamin, Michniah, Elioeiui, Z«u
cli.ii "nh, and Hananiah with trumpets; 4.1 And Maafeiah, and Sbemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the fingers fang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
43 Alsothatday they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God uad made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.
45 And both the fingers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David, end of Solomon his son.
46 For in the days of David and Afhph of old there were chief of the fingers, imd songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
47 And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiali, gave the portions of the singers and tlie porters, every day his portion: and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron.
1 Separation from the mixed multitude.
4 Uehemiah's return, and regulations.
ON that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;
2 Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Baalam against them, that he should curse them* howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.
3 Now it came to pass, when they hsd heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
4 «J And before this, Eliasliib tlie priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, nxas allied unto Tobiah 1
5 Aud he had prepared for him » great chamber, wtrere aforetime they iaid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of
I the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given toxhe Levites,
Levites, and the (lagers,, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.
6 But in all this time was not I at Jerusalem: for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came I unto the king, and after certain days obtained I leave of the king:
7 And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliastub did for Tobiali, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.
8 And it grieved me sore: therefore I cist forth all the houstiold stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.
9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense.
to And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them .- scathe Levites and the singers, that did the worR, were fled every one to his field.
n Then contended I with the rulers, and laid, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
ii Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil unto tin- treasuries.
13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shclemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pcdaiah: and next to them Iu.is Hanun the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office •was to distribute unto their brethren.
14 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.
15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading wineprefTes on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs', and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified arainfl them in the day wherein they folds victuals.
16 There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the fkbbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
17 Then I contended with the nobles of judah, and said unto them, What evil thing i* this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?
18Did notyour fat hers thus,and did not
our God bring all this evil upon us, and
upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath
upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.
19 And it came to pass, that when the
gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the labbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath -. and some os my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.
10 So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.
11 Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Whjf lodge ye about the wall? if ye do/b again, I wdl lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath.
21 And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to. the greatness of thy mercy.
23 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Afhdod, of Am. mon, and of Moab:
24. And their children spake half in the speech of Afhdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
35 And I contended with them, and curled them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and matte them swear by Go&, saying, Ye (hall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.
26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and Go<j made him king over all lirae): nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.
27Shall we then hearken unto you todo all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
18 And oneof the sons ot Joiada, the son of Eliafliib the high priest, ivas son in law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.
29 Remember them, O my God, be. cause they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and os the Levites.
30 Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in, his business;
31 And for the wood offering, at times appoint! d, and for the firftsi uits. Remember me, O my God, fox good.