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of Israel and Judah. busied in offering burnt-offerings and the

CHAP. XXXVI. fat until night; therefore the Levites

1 Jehoahaz succeeding, is deposed by Pharach, prepared for themselves, and for the

and carried into Egypt. 5 Jehoiakim reigspriests the sons of Aaron.


ing ill, is carried bound into Babylon. 9 Je15 And the singers the sons of Asaph

hoiachin succeeding, reigneth ill, and is were in their 7 place, according to the A1 Chr. 25.1,

brought into Babylon. 11 Zedekiah succeed. A commandment of David, and Asaph,&c.

ing, reigneth ill, and despiseth the prophets,

and rebelleth against Nebuchadnesar. 14 and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's

Jerusalem for the sins of the priests, and seer; and the porters i waited at every 1 Chr. 9. 17.

people, is wholly destroyed. 22 The procle

mation of Cyrus. gate; they might not depart from their 18. & 26. 14. service; for their brethren the Levites &c. THEN the people of the land took prepared for them. 16 So all the service of the LORD was


made him king in his father's stead in Jeprepared the same day, to keep the pass

rusalem over, and to offer burnt-offerings upon + 2 Kings 23.

2 Jeboahaz was twenty and three years the altar of the LORD, according to the 29. old when he began to reign, and he reigncommandment of king Josiah.

ed three months in Jerusalem. 17 And the children of Israel that were 9 Heb. 3 And the king of Egypt i deposed 8 present kept the passover at that time, house. bim at Jerusalem, and 2 condemned the and the feast of unleavened bread seven 10 Heb. the land in a hundred talents of silver, and a days.

house of my talent of gold. 18 And there was no passover like

4 And the king of Egypt made Eliathat kept in Israel from the days of Sam- 11 Heb. uel the prophet; neither did all the kings made sick. kim his brother king over Judah and Je.

rusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiof Israel keep such a passover as Josiah the' sepul." akim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his kept, and the priests, and the Levites, chers. brother, and carried him to Egypt. and all Judah and Israel that were pres

5 4 Jehoiakim was twenty and five ent, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 1 Zech. 12.11. years old when he began to reign, and he 19 In the eighteenth year of the reign

reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and of Josiah was this passover kept.

he did that which was evil in the sight of 2016 After all this, when Josiah had kindness.

the Lord his God. prepared the 9 temple, Necho king of

6 Against him came up NebuchadnezEgypt came up to fight against Charche

zar king of Babylon, and bound him in mish by Euphrates : and Josiah went out

3 letters, to carry him to Babylon. against him.

7. Nebuchadnezzar also carried of 21 But he sent embassadors to him,

the vessels of the house of the LORD to saying, What have I to do with thee, | o 3 Kings 23. Babylon, and put them in his temple at

30, &c. thou king of Judah? I come not against

Babylon thee this day, but against 10 the house

8 Now the rest of the acts of Jeboia. with wbich I have war: for God com

kim, and his abominations which he did, manded me to make haste : forbear thee

and that which was found in him, behold, from meddling with God, who is with

they are written in the book of the kings

2 Heb. me, that he may not destroy thee.


of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin 22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn

his son reigned in his stead.

3 or, chains. his face from him, but disguised himself

99 Jehoiachin was eight years old

62 Kings 24. that he might fight with him, and heark

when he began to reign, and he reigned ened not to the words of Necho from the Dan. 1. 1. 2. three months and ten days in Jerusalem: mouth of God, and came to fight in the 4 or, Jeconi: and he did that which was evil in the sight valley of Megiddo.

ah, 1 Chr.3. Jof the LORD. 23 And the archers shot at king Jo-16, or, Co 10 And 5 when the year had expired, siah; and the king said to his servants, Jer. 22. 24. king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought Have me away; for I am severely | - 2 Kings 24. him to Babylon, with the goodly vesit wounded.

sels of the house of the LORD, and made 24 His servants therefore took him out s Heb. at the 7 d Zedekiah his brother king over Judah of that chariot, and put him in the second return of and Jerusalem. chariot that he had; and they brought the year. 11 • Zedekiah was one and twenty him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was 6 Heb. res. years old when he began to reign, and buried 12 in one of the sepulchers of his sels of de reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

. fathers. And i all Judah and Jerusalem

12 And he did that which was evil in mourned for Josiah.

the sight of the Lord his God, and hum25 1 And Jeremiah lamented for Josi- 7 or, bled not himself before Jeremiah the ah: and all the singing men and the Mattaniah, prophet

speaking from the mouth of the

2 Kings 24. singing women have spoken of Josiah in

LORD. their lamentations to this day, and made

13 And he also rebelled against king them an ordinance in Israel: and behold, a Jer. 37. 1. Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him they are written in the lamentations.

swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, 26 Now the rest of the acts of Josi

and hardened his heart from turning to ah, and his 13 goodness, according to

• 2 Kings 24

the LORD God of Israel. that which was written in the law of the Jer. 52. 1. 14 I Moreover, all the chief of the LORD,

priests, and the people, transgressed very 27 And his deeds, first and last, behold,

much after all the abominations of the

1 Heb. remo.
ved him.





10 Heb.

Before heathen; and polluted the house of the


and burnt all its palaces with fire, and LORD which he had ballowed in Jeru

588. destroyed all its goodly vessels. salem.

20 And 11 them that had escaped from 15 , And the LORD God of their fa

the sword he carried away to Babylon; thers sent to them s by his messengers, & 35. 15.

Jer. 25. 3.

where they were servants to him and his rising up 9 betimes, and sending; be- & Heb. sons until the reign of the kingdom of cause he had compassion on his people, by the hand Persia. and on his dwelling-place:

of his mes.

21 To fulfill the word of the LORD by

sengers. 16 But they mocked the messengers 9 That is, the mouth of a Jeremiah, until the land of God, and despised his words, and continual. i had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long misused his prophets, until the wrath of ly and as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to the Lord arose against his people, till


fulfill seventy years. there was no 10 remedy.


22 4 6 Now in the first year of Cyrus 17: Therefore he brought upon them * 2 Kings king of Persia, that the word of the LORD the king of the Chaldees, who slew their 25. 1, &c. spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might young men with the sword in the house

be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the of their sanctuary, and had no compas- u. Heb. the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he sion upon young man or maiden, old "remainder made a proclamation throughout all his man, or him that stooped for age: he from the kingdom, and put it also in writing, saygave them all into his hand.

ing, 18 And all the vessels of the house Jer. 25. 9. 23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, of God, great and small, and the treas

12. & 29. 10. All the kingdoms of the earth hath the ures of the house of the Lord, and L:26. 34. LORD God of heaven given me; and he the treasures of the king, and of his

k Ezra 1. 1.

hath charged me to build him a house princes; all these he brought to Baby

in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who

1 Jer. 25. 12. lon.

13. & 29. 10. is there among you of all his people ? 19 And they burnt the house of God,

The Lord his God be with him, and let and broke down the wall of Jerusalem,


him go up.





whose spirit God had raised, to go up

CHRIST, 1 The proclamation of Cyrus for the building

to build the house of the LORD which is of the temple. 5 The people provide for the

in Jerusalem. return. 1 Cyrus restoreíh the vessels of the temple to Sheshbazzar.

6 And all they that were about them

a 2 Chr. 36.
year of Cyrus king 22

beasts, and with precious things, besid LORD e by the mouth of Jeremiah might & 29. 10.

all that was willingly offered. be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit Heb.

caused a 7 1 Also Cyrus the king brought forth of Cyrus king of Persia, that he i made

voice to the vessels of the house of the LORD, C a proclamation throughout all his king- pass. dom, and put it also in writing, saying, Isa. 44. 28. from Jerusalem, and had put them in the

which Nebuchadnezzar had brought 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, & 45. 13. The LORD God of heaven bath given me 2 Heb. lift

house of his gods;

8 Even those did Cyrus king of Perall the kingdoms of the earth; and he him up.

sia bring forth by the hand of Mithrehath b charged me to build him a house

dath the treasurer, and numbered them at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3 Who is there among you of all his

to d Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.

9 And this is the number of them: people ? his God be with him, and let 3 That is, him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Ju- helped

thirty chargers of gold, a thousand dah, and build the house of the LORD them.

chargers of silver, nine and twenty God of Israel, (he is the God,) who is in | 2 Kings

knives, Jerusalem.

10 Thirty basins of gold, silver basins

24. 13. 4 And whoever remaineth in any 2Chr. 36. 7. of a second sort four hundred and


and other vessels a thousand. place where he sojourneth, let the men of

11 All the vessels of gold and of silhis place a help him with silver, and with d see c. 5.,14. gold, and with goods, and with beasts,

ver were five thousand and four hundred. besides the free-will-offering for the 4 Heb. the

All these did Sheshbazzar bring with house of God that is in Jerusalem.

them of the captivity that were brought

transpor. 5 Then arose the chief of the fa- tation.

from Babylon to Jerusalem.

CHAP. II. thers of Judah and Benjamin, and the

1 The number that return of the people, 36 of priests, and the Levites, with all them

the priests, 40 of the Levites, 43 of the Ne.

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Neh. 7. 24.

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Before thinims, 55 of Solomon's servants, 62 of the


31 The children of the other Elam, priests erho could not show their pedigree.

636. a thousand iwo hundred fifty and four. 64 The whole number of them, with their substance. 68 Their oblations.

32 The children of Harim, three hun

dred and twenty. OW a these are the children of the

33 The children of Lod, & Hadid, and province that went up from the cap: a Neh. 7. 6, Ono, seven hundred twenty and five. tivity, of those who had been carried "&c. 34 The children of Jericho, three away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king

hundred forty and five. of Babylon had carried away to Baby

35 The children of Senaah, three Jon, and came again to Jerusalem and

or, thousand and six hundred and thirty. Judah, every one to his city;

Azariah, 36 1 The priests: the children of d 2 Who came with Zerubbabel: Je- Neh. 7. 7.

Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine shua, Nehemiah, 1 Seraiah, Reelaiah,

hundred seventy and three. Mordecai, Bilshan, Mizpar, Bigvai, Re

37 The children of · Immer, a thouhum, Baanah. The number of the men Neh. 7. 11. sand fifty and two. of the people of Israel ;

38 The children of , Pashar, a thon3 The children of Parosh, two thou- 2 or, sand two hundred forty and seven. sand a hundred seventy and two.

Binnui, 39 The children of. Harim, a thou4 The children of Shephatiah, three Neh. 7. 15. sand and seventeen. hundred seventy and two.

40 | The Levites: the children of Je5 The children of Arah, seven hun

shua and Kadmiel, of the children of 1 dred seventy and five.

Hodaviah, seventy and four. 6 The children of o Pahath-moab, of Hariph, 41 | The singers: the children of the children of Jeshua and Joab, two

Asaph, a hundred twenty and eight. thousand eight hundred and twelve.

42 | The children of the porters: the 7 The children of Elam, a thousand

children of Shallum,_the children of two hundred fifty and four.


Ater, the children of Talmon, the chile 8 The children of Zattu, nine hundred Neh. 7:25. dren of Akkub, the children of Hatita, forty and five.

the children of 'Shobai, in all a hundred 9 The children of Zaccai, seven hun

thirty and pine. dred and sixty.

5 or, Bethaz. 434 The Nethinims: the children of 10 The children of 2 Bani, six hun- maveth, Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the chil. dred forty and two.

Neh. 7. 23. dren of Tabbaoth, 11 The children of Bebai, six hun

44 The children of Keros, the childred twenty and three.

dren of Siaha, the children of Padon, 12 The children of Azgad, a thousand

45 The children of Lebanah, the chiltwo hundred twenty and two.

dren of Hagabah, the children of Akkub, 13 The children of Adonikam, six

46 The children of Hagab, the chilhundred sixty and six.

see ver. 7. Idren of : Shalmai, the children of Ha14 The children of Bigvai, two thou

nan, sand fifty and six.

6 or, Harid, 41 The children of Giddel, the chil15 The children of Adin, four hun. as it is in

dren of Gahar, the children of Reaiah, dred fifty and four.

48 The children of Rezin, the chil16 The children of Ater of Heze di Chr. 24.7. dren of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam, kiah, ninety and eight.

49 The children of Uzza, the children 17 The children of Bezai, three hun

of Paseah, the children of Besai, dred twenty and three.

ni Chr. 9. 50 The children of Asnah, the chil18 The children of 3 Jorah, an hun-'12. dren of Mehunim, the children of Nedred and twelve.

phusim, 19 The children of Hashum, two hun

51 The children of Bakbuk, the chil. dred twenty and three.

dren of Hakupha, the children of Har20 The children of Gibbar, ninety


hur, and five.

c. 3. 9. 52 The children of 9 Bazluth, the chil21. The children of Beth-lehem, a called also dren of Mehida, the children of Harsha, hundred twenty and three.


53 The children of Barkos, the chil22 The men of Netophah, fifty and six. Neh. 7. 43. dren of Sisera, the children of Thamah, 23 The men of Anathoth, a hundred 8 or, 54 The children of Neziah, the chil

Shamlai. twenty and eight.

dren of Hatipha. 24 The children of 5 Azmaveth, forty 9 or, 55 | The children of Solomon's servand two.

Bazlith, ants: the children of Sotai, the children 25 The children of Kirjath-arim, Che-Neh, 7. 64. of Sophereth, the children of 10 Peruda, phirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and 10 or,

56 The children of Jaalah, the chil

Perida, forty and three.

Neh. 7.'57. dren of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 26 The children of Ramah and Gaba,

57 The children of Shephatiab, the

11 or, Amon. six hundred twenty and one.

Neh. 7. 69. children of Hattil, the children of Pa 27 The men of Michmas, a hundred

chereth of Zebaim, the children of n

A Josh. 9. twenty and two.

Ami. 28 The men of Bethel and Ai, two 1 Chr. 9. 2 58 All the a Nethinims, and the chilhundred twenty and three.

dren of i Solomon's servants, were three 29 The children of Nebo, fifty and

i l Kings

hundred ninety and two. two.

59 And these were they who went 30 The children of Magbish, a hun

up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, dred fifty and six.

Addan, and Immer: but they could not

some cop

el Chr. 24.


* 1 Chr.
24. 8.

7 or,

21. 27.


er nor.

1 or,

27. called

Ex. 23. 16.

Before show their fathers' house, and their 12


ing to the custom, 3 as the duty of every seed, whether they were of Israel:

536. day required; 60 The children of Delaiah, the chil

Ś And afterward offered the continual dren of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda,

burnt-offering, both of the new moons, six hundred fifty and two.

and of all the set feasts of the Lord that 611 And of the children of the priests:

12 or,

were consecrated, and of every one that the children of Habaiah, the children of pedigree.

willingly offered a free-will-offering to

k 2 Sam. 17. Koz, the children of Barzillai: who took 27. the LORD. a wife of the daughters of k Barzillai

13 Heb.

6 From the first day of the seventh the Gileadite, and was called after their they were month they began to offer burnt-offerings

polluted to ihe LORD. But 4 the foundation of the 62 These sought their register among from the temple of the LORD was not yet laid. those that were reckoned by genealogy,


7 They gave money also to the masons,

14 or, goo. but they were not found: therefore 13

and to the 5 carpenters; and provisions, were they, as polluted, put from the

1 Ex. 28. 30.

and drink, and oil, to them of Zidon, priesthood

and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees 63 And the 14 Tirshatha said to them, m 1 Chr. 26. from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, acthat they should not eat of the most holy 20. cording to the grant that they had of things, till there stood up a priest with 1

Cyrus king of Persia. Urim and with Thummim.

Joshua, 8 | Now in the second year of their 64 | The whole congregation togeth-Hag. 1.'1. coming to the house of God at Jerusaer was forty and two thousand three hun- 2 Called,, lem, in the second month, began Zerubdred and sixty,

Zorobabel, babel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua 65 Besides their servants and their datukels the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of maids, of whom there were seven thou- 27. their brethren the priests and the Lesand three hundred thirty and seven: a Mat. 1. 12. vites, and all they that had come out of and there were among them two hundred & Luke 3. the captivity to Jerusalem; and appointsinging men and singing-women.

ed the Levites, from twenty years old 66 Their horses were seven hundred


and upward, to set forward the work of thirty and six; their mules, two hundred Deut. 12. 5. the house of the LORD. forty and five;

9 Then stood Jeshua with his sons 67 Their camels, four hundred thirty d Num. 29. and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, and five; their asses, six thousand seven 12, &c. the sons of Judah, 7 together, to set forhundred and twenty.

ward the workmen in the house of God: 68 | And some of the chief of the fa

the sons of Henadad, with their sons thers, when they came to the house of

and their brethren the Levites. the LORD which is at Jerusalem, offered

10 And when the builders laid the freely for the house of God to set it up in Heb. the foundation of the temple of the LORD, its place: 69 They gave after their ability to the the day in they set the priests in their apparel with

trumpets, and the Levites the sons of m treasure of the work sixty and one

Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, thousand drams of gold, and five thou

after the , ordinance of David king of sand pounds of silver, and one hundred 4 Heb. the Israel. priests garments.

temple of 11 And they sang together by course in 70 So the priests, and the Levites, and the LORD praising and giving thanks to the LORD; some of the people, and the singers, and sounded yet because he is good for his mercy

endureth the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in

for ever towards Israel. And all the their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

people shouted with a great shout, when

they praised the Lo because the founCHAP. III.

5 or,

dation of the house of the Lord was laid. 1 The allar is set up. 4 Offerings frequented.

12 But many of the priests and Le7 Workmen prepared. The foundation of e Acts 9. 36. vites and chief of the fathers, old men, the temple laid in great joy and mourning.

that had seen the first house, when the ND when the seventh month had

foundation of this house was laid before come, and the children of Israel

6 or, Ho

their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and were in the cities, the people assembled daviah, many shouted aloud for joy: themselves as one man at Jerusalem. c. 2. 40.

13 So that the people could not discern 2 Then stood up 1 Jeshua the son of

the noise of the shout of the joy from Jozadak, and his brethren the priests,

the noise of the weeping of the people: and a Zerubbabel the son of a Shealtiel,7 Heb. for the people shouted with a loud shout, and his brethren, and built the altar of as one. and the noise was heard afar off. the God of Israel, to offer burnt-offerings on it as it is b written in the law of Mo-, i Chr. 6.

CHAP. IV. ses the man of God.

31, & 16. 7. 1 The adversaries, being not accepted in the

building of the temple with the Jews, en. 3 And they set the altar upon its ba- & 25. 1.

deavor to hinder it. *7 Their letter to Arta. ses; for fear was upon them because of

terres. 17 The decree of Artaxerres. 23 The the people of those countries: and they

building is hindered. offered burnt-offerings on it to the LORD, 1 Heb. the Tow when the adversaries of Judah even burnt-offerings morning and even

sons of the

transpor. ing.


dren of the captivity were building the 4 They kept also the feast of taberna

temple to the LORD God of Israel; cles, e as it is written, and d offered the

2 Then they came to Zerubbabel, and daily burnt-offerings by number, accord

to the chief of the fathers, and said to


Na Wenjamin heard that i the chil



11 or,

Before them, Let us build with you: for we


city shall be built again, and its walls seek your God, as ye do; and we do sa

522. set up, by this means thou wilt have no crifice to him since the days of Esar-had

portiorr on this side of the river. don king of Assur, who brought us up

17 | Then the king sent an answer to hither.

Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai 3 But Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and 2 Heb. the scribe, and to the rest of their is comthe rest of the chief of the fathers of Is- Ahashve. panions that dwell in Samaria, and to

rosh. rael, said to them, Ye have nothing to

the rest beyond the river, Peace, and at do with us to build a house to our God; 3 or,

such a time. but we ourselves together will build to


18 The letter which ye sent to us hath

4 Heb. the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus "societies. been plainly read before me. the king of Persia hath commanded us. 5


19 And I 16 commanded, and search 4 Then the people of the land weak-secretary. hath been made, and it is found that this ened the hands of the people of Judah,


city of old time hath 17 made insurrecand troubled them in building,

7 Chal.

Frion against kings, and that rebellion and 5 And hired counselors against them, Cheeneth. sedition have been made in it. to frustrate their purpose, all the days of 8 or, 20 There have also been mighty kings Cyrus king of Persia, even until the finished. over Jerusalem, who have ruled over all

9 Chal. reign of Darius king of Persia.

sowed to

countries beyond the river; and toll, trib6. And in the reign of 2 Ahasuerus, gether. ute, and custom, was paid to them. in the beginning of his reign, they wrote 10 Chal. 21 18 Give ye now commandment to to him an accusation against the inhabit-gire. cause these men to cease, and that this ants of Judah and Jerusalem.


city be not built, until another command7 9 And in the days of Artaxerxes 12 Chal. we ment shall be given from me. wrote 3 Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, are salted 22 Take heed now that ye fail not to and the rest of their 4 companions to Ar with the do this: why should damage grow to the taxerxes king of Persia, and the writing palace. hurt of the kings? of the letter was written in the Syrian 13 Chal. 23 1 Now when the copy of king Arlangnage, and interpreted in the Syrian made. taxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, language.

14 Chal. in and Shimshai the scribe, and their com8 Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the midst panions, they went up in haste to Jeruthe 5 scribe wrote a letter against Jerusa- thereof. salem to the Jews, and made them to lem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort:

cease 19 by force and power. 9 Then wrote Rehum the chancellor,

24 Then ceased the work of the house and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of

of God which is at Jerusalem. So it their 6 companions; the Dianites, the

ceased until the second year of the reign Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the

of Darius king of Persia. Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylo-15 Cha!


CHAP. V. nians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites, and the Elamites,

1 Zerubbabel and Jeshua, incited by Haggai

and Zechariah, set fortoard the building of 10 And the rest of the nations whom

16 Chal.

the temple. 3 Tatnai and Sheikar-bozbai the great and noble Asnapper brought by me a de. could not hinder the Jews. 6 Their letter to over, and set in the cities of Samaria, cree is set.

Darius against the Jews. and the rest that are on this side of the

WHEN the prophets, « Haggai the river, and 7 at such a time.

17 Chal.

prophet, and · Zechariah the son of 11 T This is the copy of the letter lifted up Iddo, prophesied to the Jews that were in that they sent to him, even to Artaxerxes itself. Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the the king: Thy servants the men on this

God of Israel, even to them. side of the river, and at such a time.

2 Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of 12 Be it known to the king, that the 18 Chal. Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak,

Make a Jews who came from thee to us are come


and began to build the house of God to Jerusalem, building the rebellious and

which is at Jerusalem: and with them the noxious city, and have 8 set up its

were the prophets of God helping them. walls, and 9 joined the foundations.

3 Ai the same time came to them

19 Chal. 13 Be it known now to the king, that, by arm and Tatnai, governor on this side of the river, if this city shall be built, and the walls


and Shethar-boznai, and their companset up again, then they will not 10 pay

ions, and said thus to them, Who hath toll, tribute, and custom, and so thou wilt

commanded you to build this house, and endamage the 11 revenue of the kings. a Hag. 1. 1. to make up this wall ? 14 Now because 12 we have mainte

4 Then said we to them after this nance from the king's palace, and it was

manner, What are the names of the

b Zech. 1. 1. not meet for us to see the king's dishonor,

men i that make this building? therefore have we sent and certified the

5 But the eye of their God was upon king;

1 Chal. the elders of the Jews, that they could 15 That search may be made in the that build

this build.

not cause them to cease, till the matter book of the records of thy fathers: so ing? came to Darius: and then they returned wilt thou find in the book of the records,

answer by letter concerning this matter. and know that this city is a rebellious

64 The copy of the letter that Tat

2 city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, the midst of nai, governor on this side of the river, and that they have 13 moved sedition 14 which. and Shethar-boznai, and bis companions within the same of old time: for which

the Apharsachites, who were on this side cause was this city destroyed.

of the river, sent to Darius the king: 16 We certify the king that, if this!

7 They sent a letter to him, 2 in which


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