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CHAP. IV. that builled the wall. 413 next unto re- 19 And next to him repaired Ezer the
son liecks to the work of their LORD.
er piece over against the going up to the 6 Moreover, the old gate repaired Je-armoury, at the turning of the wall. hoiada the son of Pascal, and Meshullam 20 After him Baruch the son of Zabthe son of Besodeialı; they laid the beams bai earnestly repaired the other piece, thereof, and set up the doors thereof, from the turning of the wall unto the door and the locks thereof, and the bars of the house of Eliashib the high priest. thereof.
21 After him repaired Meremoth the 7 And next unto them repaired Mel- son of Urijah the son of Koz another piece, atiah the Gibeonite, and Jacon the Me- from the door of the house of Eliasbib even monothite, the men of Gibeon, and of to the end of the house of Eliashib. Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor 22 And after hiin repaired the priests, on this side the river.
the men of the plain. 8 Next unto him repaired Uzziel the 23 After him repaired Benjamin and son of Harhaiah, of the golds nitis. Next Hashub over against their house. After unto him also repaired Hananith the son him repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiof one of the apothecaries, and they for- ah the son of Ananiah by his house. tihed Jerusalem unto the broad wall. 24 After him reprired Binnui the son
9 And next unto theni repaired Repha- of Henadad another piece, from the house iah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half of Azariah unto the turning of the wall, part of Jerusalem.
even unto the corner. 10 And next unto them repaired Jed- 25 Palal the son of Uzai, over against aiah the son of Harumaph, even over a. the turning of the wall, and the tower gainst his house. And next unto him re- which lieth out from the king's high house, paired Hattush the son of Hashabniah. that was by the court of the prison. After
11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and him, Pedaiah the son of Parosh. Hashub the son of Pahath-moah, repair- 26 Moreover, the Nethinims dwelt in ed the other piece, and the tower of the Ophel, unto the place over against the furnaces.
water-gate toward the east, and the tow12 And next unto him repaired Shal- er that lieth out. lum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the 27 After them the Tekoites repaired half part of Jerusalem, he and his daugh- || another piece, over against the great towters.
er that lieth out, even unto the wall of 13 The valley-gate repaired Hanun, Ophel. and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built 28 From above the horse-gate reprired it, and set up the doors thereof, the the priests, every one over against his locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and house. a thousand cubits on the wall unto the 29 After them repaired Zadok the son dung-gate.
of Immer over against his house, Afier 14 But the dung-gate repaired Mal- him repaired also Shemaiah the son of chiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gite. of Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set 30 After him repaired Hananiall the up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the six cha and the bars thereof.
son of Zalaph, another piece. After him 15 But the gate of the fountain repair- repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah ed Shallun the son of Col-lozeh, the rul- over against his chamber. er of part of Mizpah; he built it, and 31 After him repaired Malchial the covered it, and sci up the doors thereof, goldsmith's son, unto the place of the the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, Nethinims, and of the merchants, over and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the against the gate Miphakad, and to the goking's garden, and unto the stairs that ing up of the corner. go down from the city of David.
32 And between the going up of the 16 After him repaired Nehemiah the corner unto the sheep-gate repaired the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part goldsmithis and the merchants. of Beth-zur, unto the place over against
CHAP. IV. the sepulchres of David, and to the pool | 1 !!hile the enemies scoff, Nehemiah that was made, and unto the house of the 1! rayeth. 7 He setteth a watch. inighty. 17 After him repaired the Levites,
ÚT it came to pass that when SanBUT
bulat heard that we builded the Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him wall, he was wroth, and took great inrepaired Hashabiah the ruler of the half dignation, and mocked the Jews. part of Keilah, in bis part.
2 And he spake before his bretlıren, 18 After him repaired their brethren, and the army of Simaria, and said, What Bavai the son nf Henadad, the ruler of the do these feeile Jews ? will they fortify half part of Keilah.
themselves will they sacrifice? will they 414 Nchemial's firayer.
Ile reformeth usury. make an end in a day? will they revive , rulers were behind all the house of Juthe stones out of the heaps of the rubbish dah. which are burned?
17 They which bujided on the wall, 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite cras by and they that bare burdens, with those him, and he said, Even that which they that laded, every one with one of his build, if a fox go up, he shall even break | hands wrought in the work, and with the down their stone wall.
other hand held a weapon. 4 Hear, () our God; for we are de- 18 For the builders, every one had his spised: and turn their reproach upon their sword girded by his side, and so builded. own !icad, and give them for a prey in And he that sounded the trumpet was the land of captivity:
by me. 5 And cover not their iniquity, and let 19 And I said unto the nobles, and to the riot their sin be blotted out from before rulers, and to the rest of the people, The thee : for they have provoked thee to an- work is great and large, and we are sepager before the builders.
rated upon the wall, one far from another, 6 So built we the wall; and all the wall 20 lii what place therefore ye hear was joined together unto the half thereof : the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thithfor the people had a mind to work. er unto us: our God shall fight for us.
7. But it came to pass, that when 21 So we laboured in the work; and Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabi- half of them held the spears from the risans, and the Ammonites, and the Ash ing of the morning till the stars appearer!. clodites, lieard that the walls of Jerusa- 22 Likewise at the same time saici I lem were made up, and that the breaches unto the people, Let every one with his began to be stopped, then they were very servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in wroti,
the night they may be a guard to us, and 8 And conspired all of them together labour on the day. to come and to fight against Jerusalem, 23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor and to hinder it.
my servants, nor the men of the guard 9 Nevertheless we made our prayer which followed me, none of us put off our unto our God, and set a watch against clothes, saving that every one put them them day and night, because of them. off for washing 10 And Judah said, the strength of
CHAP. V. the bearers of burdens is decayed, and iThe Jews complain of their debt, morithere is much rubbish ; so that we are gage, and bondage. Ő Nihemiah causeth not able to build the wall.
restitution. 14 lle forbeareth his otin 11 And our adversaries said, They allowance, and kecpeth hospitality. shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, people and of their wives against and cause the work to cease.
their brethren the Jews. 12 And it came to pass, that when the 2 For there were that said, We, our Jews which dwelt by thein came, they sons, and our daughters, are many : said unto us ten times, From all places therefore we take up corn for them, that whence je sliall return unto us they will we may cat, and live. be upon you.
3 Some also there were that said, We 13 4 Therefore set I in the lower have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, places behind the wall, and on the high- and houses, that we might buy corn, beer places, I cren set the people atter cause of the dearth. their families with their swords, their 4 There were also that said, We have spcar's, and their bows.
borrowed money for the king's tribute, 14 And I looked), anl rose up, and said and that upon our lands and vineyards. unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to 5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of brethren, our children as their children: them: remember the LORD which is and lo, we bring into bondage our sons great and terrible, and fight for your and our daughters to be servants, and brethren, your sons, and your daughters, some of our daughters are brought unto your wives, and your houses.
bondage already: neither is it in our pow15 And it came to pass, when our ene- er to redeem them; for other men have mies heard that it was known into us, our lands and vineyards. and God had brought their counsel to 6. And I was very angry when I nought, that we returned all of us to heard their cry and these words. the wall, every one unto his work.
7 4 Then I consulted with myself, and I 16 And it came to pass from that time rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and forth, that the half of my servants wrought I said unto them, Ye exact usury, every in the work, and the other half of them l, one of his brother. And I set a great asheld both the spears, the shields, and sembly against them. the bows, and the labergcons; and the & And I said unto them, We after
Achemiah keepeth hospitality.
Sanbullat's evil practice. 415 our ability have recleemed our brethren
CHAP. VI. the Jews, which were sold unto the hea- 1 Sanballat practiseth to terrify Nehe then; and will ye even sell your breth- miah. 15 The work is finished. 17 Seren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then
cret intelligence between the enemies held they their peace, and found nothing and the nobles of Judah. 10 answer.
OW it came to pass, when Sanballat 9 Also I sail, It is not gou that ye do : onght ye not to walk in the fear of nian, and the rest of our enemies, neard our God because of the reproach of the that I had builded the wall, and that heathen our enemies?
there was no breach left therein ; (thouglı 10 I likewise, and my brethren, and at that time I had not set up the doors my servants, might exact of them money upon the gates ;) and corn : I pray you, let us leave off 2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent un
to me, saying, Come, let us meet together 11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even in some one of the villages in the plain of this day, their lands, their vineyards, | Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. their oliveyards, and their houses, alsó 3 And I sent messengers unto them, the hundredth part of the money, and saying, I am doing a great work, so that of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that I cannot come down : why should the ye exact of them.
work cease, whilst I leave it, and come 12 Then said they, We will restore down to you? them, and will require nothing of them ; 4 Yet they sent unto me four times. so will we do as thou sayest. Then I after this sort ; and I answered them after called the priests, and took an oath of the same manner. them, that they should do according to 5 Then sent Sanballat his servant unto this promise.
me in like manner the fifth time with 13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So an open letter in his hand; God shake out every man from his house, 6 Wherein was written, It is reporter and from his labour, that perforineth not among the heathen, and Gashmu saithe this promise, even thus be he shaken out, it, that thou and the Jews think to reand emptied.
And all the congrega- bel : for which cause thou buildest the tion said, Amen, and praised the Lord. wall
, that thou mayest be their king, acAnd the people did according to this cording to these words. promise.
7 And thou hast also appointed propli14 5 Moreover, from the time that I ets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saywas appointed to be their governor in ing, There is a king in Jucah : and now the land of Judah, from the twentieth shall it be reported to tlre king according year even unto the two and thirtieth to these words. Come now therefore, J'ear of Artaxerxes the king, that is, and let us take counsel together. iwelve years, I and my bretiiren have 8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There not eaten the bread of the governor. are no such things done as thou sayest,
15 But the former governors that had but thou feignest them out of thine own been before me were chargeable unto the heart. people, and had taken of them bread 9 For they all made us afraid, saying, and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; ! Their hands shall be weakened from the yea, even their servants bare rule over work, that it be not done. Now therethe people : but so did not I, because of fore, O God, strengthen my hands. the fear of God.
10 Afterward I came into the house 16 Vea, also I continued in the work of of Shemajah the son of Delaiah the soir this wall, neither bought we any land : l of Mehetabeel, who runs shut up ; ancl and all my servants were gathered thitier he said, Let us meet together in thic house anto the work.
of God, within the temple, and let is. 17 Moreover, there were at my table shut the doors of the temple : for they an liundred and fifty of the Jews and rule will come to slay thee ; yea, in the niglat ers, beside those thit came unto us from will they come to slay thice. among the heathen that are about us. 11 And I said, Should such a man ag
18 Now that which was prepared for Ifce ? and who is there, that, being as I. me daily quas one ox and six choice um, woull go into the temple to save his. theep; also towls were prepared for me, life? I will rot go in. and ace ii len davs store of all sorts of
12 And to, i perceived that God had! wine : yet for all ibis requirert not I the pot sent him; but that he propo:nced bread of the governer, because the bonci- this proplices against me: for Tobiahani age was heavy upon this people.
Sabollit bai hired him. 19 Think upon me, my Goxl, for gol. 1 There iure un he hire:!, that I according to dilihat live done for this shunki no afraid, amico so, avid sid, and .
thoi the right have master for an eril
416 A register of those that NEHEMIAH. returned from Babylon report, that they might reproach me ri, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai,
14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of and Sanballat according to these their the men of the people of Israel was works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, this ; and the rest of the prophets, that wouli 8 9 The children of Parosh, two thouhave put me in fear.
sand an hundred seventy and two. 15 9 So the wall was finished in the 9 The children of Shephatiah, three twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, hundred seventy and two. in fifty and two days.
10 The children of Arah, six hundred 16 And it came to pass, that when all || fifty and two. our enemies heard ihereof, and all the 11 The children of Pabath-mozt. of the heathen that were about us saw these ll children of Jeshua and Joab, two 1.00things, they were much cast down in their sand and eight hundred and eighteen. own eyes : for they perceived that this 12 The children of Elam, a thousand work was wrought of our Gal.
two hundred fitty and four. 17 Moreover, in those days the noblos 13 The children of Zattu, eight hunof Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, dred forty and five. and the letters of Tobiah came unto them. 14 The children of Zaccai, seven hun
18 For there were many in Judah sworn i dred and threescore. unto him, because he was the son-in-law 15 The children af Binnui, six hunof Shechaniah the son of Arah ; and his dred forty and eight. son Johanan had taken the daughter of 16 The children of Bebai, six hundred Meslullam the son of Berechjal.
twenty and eight. 19 Also they reported his good deeds be- 17 The children of Azgad, two thoufore me, and uttered my words to him. / sand three hundred twenty and two. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fcar. 18 The children of Adonikain, six hunCHAP. VII.
dred threcscore and seven. 1 Nehemiah committeth the charge of Je- 19 The children of Bigvai, two thou
rusalem 10 Hanani and Hunaniah. 5 sand threescore and seven. A register of the genealogy of them 20 The children of Adin, six hundred which came at the first out of Babylon, fifty and five. 8 of the people, 39 of theftricals, 43 of 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiali, thi Lrriles, 46 of the Nethinims, &c. ninety and eight. TOW it came to pass, when the wall 22 The children of Hashum, three hunair tie porters and the singers and the 23 The children of Bezai, three hunLevites were appointed,
dred twenty ani fuur. 2 That I gave my brother Ifanani, and 24 The children of Haviph, an hunHananial the ruler of the palace, charge dred and twelve. over Jerusalem : for he 003 a faithful 25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and. many, and feared Gol above many. five.
S And I said unto them, Let not the 20. The men of Beth-lchem and Netogates of Jerusılem be opened until the phah, 1 inundred courscore and eight. sun be hot; and while they stand by, let 27 Tire men of Anathot, an hundred them shut the doors, and bar them and twents and eight. appoint watches of the inhabitants of Je- 28 The men of Beth-azmavethi, forty rusalem, every one in his watch, and ev- and two. cry one to be over against his irouse. 29 The men of Kirjath-jcarim, Che
4 Now the city mis large and great: phirali, and Beeroi, seven hundred forty: but the people were few thercin, and the and three. houses were not builded.
So The men of Ramalı and Gaba, six 5 ! And my God put into mine heart | hundred twenty ard one. to gather together tire nobles, and the 31 The men of Michmas, an hundred wulers, and the people, that they might and twenty and two. be reckoned by genealogy. An I found 32 The men of Beth-el and Ai, an il register of the genealogy of them which hundred twenty and tiree. came up at the ürst, and found writien 53 Tie men of the oiber Nebo, fifty therein,
and two. 6 Theseare the children of the province, 34 The children of the other Elam, a that went up out of the captivity, of those thousand two hundred fifty and four. that had been carried away, whom Nebu- 55 The chuldren of Harim, three hunchucine zar the king of Babylon haid car- drell and twchry. riell away, and came again to Jerusalem 36 The children of Jericho, three hunand to Judah, every one unto liis city ; drei forny ani Gve.
7 Who came with Zerubbavel, Jeshua, S7 The children of Lord, Hadiel, and Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahama- 020, selen ludied twenty and one.
Who returned from Babylon : CHAP. VIII.
The law is read. 417 38 The children of Senaah, three thou- daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to sand nine hundred and thirty.
wife, and was called after their name. 39 f The priests: the children of Je- 64 These sought their register among daiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hun- those that were reckoned by genealogy, dred seventy and three.
but it was not found: therefore were they, 40 The children of Immer, a thousand as polluted, put from the priesthood. fifty and two
65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, 41 The children of Pashur, a thousand that they should not eat of the most holy two hundred forty and seven.
things, till there stood up a priest with 42 The children of Harim, a thousand Urim and Thummim. and seventeen.
66 1 The whole congregation together 43 | The Levites: the children of Jesh- quas forty and two thousand three hunua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of dred and threescore, Hodevah, seventy and four.
67 Beside their man-servants and their 44 f The singers: the children of A-maid-servants, of whom there were sevsaph, an hundred forty and eight. en thousand three hundred thirty and
45 ? The porters: the children of Shal- seven: and they had two hundred forty lum, the children of Ater, the children of land five singing-men and singing-women. Talmon, the children of Akkub, the 60 Their horses, seven hundred thirty children of Hatita, the children of Sho- ' and six: their mules, two hundred forty bai, an hundred thirty and eight.
and five: 46 & The Nethinims; the children of 09 Their camels, four hundred thirty Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the ciril- and five: six thousand seven hundred and dren of Tabbaoui,
twenty asses. 47 The children of Keroz, the children 70 I And some of the chief of the faof Sia, the children of Padon,
thers gave unto the work. The Tirsha48 The children of Lebana, the chil- ll thagave to the treasure a thousand drams dren of Hagaba, the chillren of Shaimai, of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and
49 The Children of Hanan, the chii- | thirty priests garments. dren of Giddel, the children of Galar, 71 And some of the chief of the fathers
50 The children of Reaiah, the child gave to the treasure of the work twenty dren of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, thousand drams of gold, and two thou
51 The children of Gazzam, the chil- i sand and two hun tred pounds of silver. dren of Uzza, the children of Phaseah, 72 And that which the rest of the peo
52 The children of Besai, the children ple gave was twenty thousand dranis of of Mennim, the children of Nephisliesim, gold, and two thousand pounds of silver,
53 The children of Bakbuk, the chil- and threescore and seven priests gardren of Habupha, the children of Harhur, ments.
54 The circiren of Hazlith, the chil- 73 So the priests, and the Levites, and dren of Mehia, the children of Ilarsha, the porters, and the singers, and some of
55 The children of Barkos, the child the people, and the Nethinims, and all dren of Sisera, the children of Tamalı, Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when
56 The children of Neziah, the chil- l the seventh month came, the children of dren of Hatipha.
Israel were in their cities. 57 1 The chiklren of Solomon's ser
CHAP. VIII. vants: the children of Sotai, the children 1 The manner of learing and reading the of Sophereth, the children of Perida, law. 16 The feast of tabernacles kept.
58P The Children of Jaala, the children A selves together as one man into the of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
59 The children of Shephatiah, the street that was before the water-gate; children of Hatiil, the children of Poche- and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to reth of Zebaim, the children of Amon. bring the book of the law of Moses, which
60 All the Nethinims, and the children the LORD had commanded to Israel. of Solomon's servants, were three hul- 2 And Ezra the priest brought the dred ninety and two.
law before the congregation both of men 61 And ihese were they which went up and women, and all that could hear with also from Tel-rela, Tel-haresha, Cher- understanding, upon the first day of the ub, Addon, and Immer: but they could | seventh month. not shew their fathers house, nor their 3 And he read therein before the street secd, whether they were of Israel. that was before the water-gate from the
62 The children of Delaiah, the chil-mornig until mid-day, before the men dren of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, and the women, and those that could unsix hundred forty and two.
derstand ; and the ears of all the people 63 ? And of the priests : the children were attentive unto the book of the law. of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the chil- 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a dren of Barzillai, which took one of the Il pulpit of wood, which they had made for