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418 The people make ineiry.


A solemn fast kejit. the purpose; and beside him stocd Mat- courts of the house of God, and in the tithinh, and Shem?, and Anaiah, and street of the water-gate, and in the street Urijah, and Hilkiali, and Maaseinh, 0n of the gate of Ephraim. his right hand ; and on his left hand, Pe- 17 And all the congregation of them daiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and that were come again out of the captivity Hashim, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, il nude booths, and sać under the booths : and Meshullam.

for since the days of Jeshua the son of And Ezra opened the book in the Nun into that day had not the children of sight of all the people; (for he was above Israel done so. And there was very great all the people;) and when he opened it, i gladness. all the people stoxl up:

13 Also day by day, from the first day 6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the into the last day, he read in the book of great God. And all the people answered, the law of Gol. And they kept the feast Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: seven days; and on the eightli day culs and they bowed their heads, and worship- a solemn assembly, according unto the ped the LORD with theirfaces tothe ground. 7 Also Jeshua, and B ini, and Sherebi

CHAP. IX. ah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, 1 A solemn fast and refrentance of the Maasciah, Kelita, Azarial, Jozabad, Ha- picofile. 4 The Levites confiss God's nan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the goodness, and their own wickedness.

in the twenty people stood in their place.

8 So they read in the book in the law of were assembled with fasting, and with God distinctly, and gave the sense, and sackclothes, and earth upon them. caused them to understand the reading; 2 And the seed of Israel separatel

99 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirsh- themselves from all strangers, and stood atha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, andl and confessed their sins, and the iniquities the Levites that taught the people, said of their fathers. unto all the people, This day is holy unto 3 And they stood up in their place, and the LORD your God; mourn not, nor read in the book of the law of the LORD weep: For all the people wept, when their God one fourth part of the day; and they heard the words of the law. another fourth part they confessed, and

10 Then he said unto them, Go your worshipped the LORD their Gol. way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and 41 Then stood up upon the stairs, of send portions unto them for whom noth- | the Levites, Jesliua, and Bani, Kadmiel, ing is prepared: for this day is holy un- | Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and to our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for | Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unthe joy of the Lord is your strength. to the Lord their God.

11 So the Levites stilled all the people, 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadsaying, Hold your peace, for the day is mici, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hoholy; neither be ye grieved.

dijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, 12 And all the people went their way Stand up and bless the LORD your God to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, for ever and ever: and blessed be thy and to make great mirth, because they glorious name, which is exalted above all had understood the words that were de- l, blessing and praise. clared unto them.

6 Thou, even tliou, art LORD alone ; 13 4 And on the second day were gath- l thou hast made licaren, the heaven of ered together the chief of the fathers of heavens, with all their host, the earth, all the people, the priests, and the Levites, and all things that are therein, the seas, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand and all that is therein, and thou preservthe words of the law.

est thein all; and the host of heaven wor14 And they found written in the law | shippeth thee. which the Lord had commanded by Mo- 7 Thou art the LORD the God, who ses, that the children of Israel should dwell didst choose Abram, and broughtest him in booths in the feast of the seventh month: forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gav

15 And that they should publish and est him the name of Abraham; proclaim in all their cities, and in Jeru- 8 And foundest his heart faithful before salem, saving, Go forth unto the mount, thee, and inadest a covenant with him to and fetch olive branches, and pinebranch- 1 give the land of the Canaanites, the Hites, ani myrtle branches, and palm branch- tites, the Amcrites, and the Perizzites, es, and branches of thick trees, to make and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, booths, as it is written.

to give it, I 90'/, to his secel, and hast per16 So the people went forth, and forinei try words; for thou art righteous: brought them, and made themselves 9 And didst see the affliction of our fabooths, every one upon the roof of his thers in Egypt, and heardest their cry house, and in their courts, and in the Il by the Red sea ;

The Levites confession


of God's goodness. 419 10 And shewedst signs and wonders as the stars of heaven, and broughtest upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and them into the land, concerning which on all the people of his land : for thou thou liadst promised to their fathers, that knewest that they dealt proudly against they shoull go in to possess it. them. So didst thou get thee a name, as

24 So the children went in and possessed it is this day.

the land, and thou subxluedst before them 11 And thou didst divide the sea before the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanthem, so that they went through the ites, and gavest them into their hands, midst of the sea on the dry land ; and with their kings, anıl the people of the their persecutors thou threwest into the land, that they might do with them as deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters. they wouldı.

12 Moreover, thou leddest them in the 25 And they took strong cities, and a day by a cloudy pillar ; and in the night fat land, and possessed houses full of all lsy a jsillar of tire, to give them light in grols, wells difged, vineyards and olivethe war wherein they should go.

varils, and fruit-trees in abundance : so 13 Thou camest down also upon they did eat, and were tilled, and became mount Sinai, and spakest with them from fat, and delighted themselves in thy great heaven, and gavest them right judg. goodness. ments, and truc laws, good statutes and 26 Nevertheless, they were clisobedient, commandments:

and rehelled against thee, and cast thy 14 And madest known into them thy law behind their backs, and slew thy holy sabbath, and commandeist them prophets which testific d against them to precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand turn them to thee, and they wrought of Moses thy sertant :

great provocations. 15 And garest them bread from lieaven 27 Therefore thou deliveredst them infor their hunger, and broughtest forth to the land of their enemies, who vexed water for them out of the rock for their them: and in the time of their trouble, thirst, and promisedst them that they when they cried unto thee, thou heardest should go in to possess the land which them from heaven ; and according to thy thou hadst sworn to give them.

manifold mercies thou gavest them sav16 But they and our fathers dealt iours, who saved them out of the hand proudly, and harlened their necks, and of their enemies. hearkened not to thy commandments, 28 But after they had rest, they did

17 And refused to obey, neither were evil again before thee : therefore leftest mindful of thy wonders that thou didst thou them in the hand of their enemies, among them ; but hardened their neeks. so that they had the dominion over them : and in their rebellion appointed a captain il yet when they returned and cried unto to return to their bondage : but thou thee, thour heardest them from heaven ; urt a God ready to pardon, gracious and and many times dat thou deliver them merciful, slow to anger, and of great accordmg to thy mercies ; kindness, and forscokest them not.

29 And testifiedst against them, that 18 Yea, when they had macle them a thou mightest bring them again unto thy molten calf, and said, This is thy god i law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkthat brought thee up out of Egypt, and ened not unto thy commandments, but had wrought great provocations ; sinned against thy judgments, (which if a

19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies man do, he shall live in them,) and withforsookest them not in the wilderness : drew the shoulder, and hardened their the pillar of the cloud departed not from | neck, and would not hear. them by day, to lead them in the way ; 30 Yet many years didst thou forbear neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them, and testitiedst against them by thy them light, and the way wherein they spirit in thy prophets: yet would they

not give ear: therefore gavest thou then 20 Thon gavest also thy good spirit to into the hand of the people of the lands. instruct them, and withheldest not thy 31 Nevertheless, for thy great mercies manna from their mouth, and gavest them sake thou slidst not utterly consume them, water for their thirst.

nor forsake them ; for thou art a gracious 21 Yea, forty years didst thou sustain and merciful God. them in the wilderness, so that they lacked 32 Now therefore, our God, the great, nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and the mighty, and the terrible God, who their feet swelled not.

keepest covenant and mercy, let not ail 22 Moreover, thou givest them king- ! the trouble seem little betore thee, that doms and pations, and didst divile them i hath come upon us, ou our kings, on our into corners : so they possessed the land of princes, and on our priests, and on our Sinon, and the land of the king of Hesh- prophets, and on our fathers, and on all Lon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. || thy people, since the time of the kings of

23. Their children also multipliedst thou " Assyria unto this day,

should go.

420 Those who sealed the covenant. NEHEMIAH. The points of the covenant.

33 Howbeit, thou art just in all that is priests, the Levites, the porters, the sing, brought upon us; for thou hast done right, ers, the Nethinims, and all threy that had but we have done wickedly 37 193 D. separated themselves from the people of

34 Neither have ow' kings, our princes, the lands unto the laws of God, their our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, || wives, their sons and their daughters, nor hearkeneil unto thy commandments every one having knowledge, tand having and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst understanding; (1 testify against them."

29 They clave to their brethren, their 35 For they have not served thee in nobles, and entered into a curse, and into their kingdom, and in thy great goodness an oath, to walk in God's law, which was that thou garest them, and in the large given by Moses the servant of God, and and fat land which thou gavest before to observe and do all the commandments them, neither tumed they from their of the Lord our Lord, and ibris judgwicked works.

ments and his statutes, tas 36 Behold, we are servants this day, 30 And that we wouldk 120t give our and for the land that thou guvest unto daughters unto the people of the land, our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and nor take their daugliters for our sons: the good thereof, behold, we are servants 31 And if the people of the land bring in it:

ware or any victuals on the sabbath day 37 and it yieldeth much increase unto to sell, that we would not buy it of thern the kings whom thou hast set over us be- on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and cause of our sins; also they have domiu- that we would leave the seventh- 1 year, ion over our bodies, and over our cattle, and the exaction of every debt. at their pleasure, and we are in great 32 Also we made ordinances for os, to distress.

charge ourselves yearly with the third S8 And because of all this we make a part of a shekel for the service of the sure covenant, and write it ; and our house of our God; princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it. 33 For the shew-bread, and for the conCHAP. X.

timial ment-offering, and for the continur 1 The names of thein that sealed the cou- al burnt-offering, of the sabbaths, of the

enant. 29 The points of the covenant. new moons, for the set feasts, and for NOM

those that scaled were, Nene the holy things, and for the sin-offerings

miah, the Tirsluatha, the son of to make an atonement for Israel, and for Hachalial, and Zidkijah,

all the work of the house of our God. 2 Seraiali, Azarial, Jeremiah,

-34 And we cast the lots among the 3 Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah, priests, the Levites, and the people, for 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluches the wocd-offering, to bring ùt into the 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadial, in house of our God, after the houses of our 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, fathers, at times appointed year by year, 7 Mesh:illum, Abjah, Mijamin, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our

plaanialı, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these God, as it is written in the law : : 1 were the priests.

35. And to bring the first-fruits of our 9 And the Levites : both Jeshuż the ground, and the first-fruits of all fruit of son of Azaniah, Bimui of the sons of all trees, year by year, unto the house of Henadad, Kadmiel;

the LORD:,10m 10 And their brethren, Shebanialı, 36 Also the first-bom of our sons, and Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Ilanan, of our cattle, as it is written in the law,

11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah, and the firstlings of our herds and of our 12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, flocks, to bring to the house of our God, 13 Hoclijah, Bani, Beninu.

unto the pricsts that minister in the house 14 The chief of the people; Parosh, of our God: Pahath-moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,

37 And that we should bring the first15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

fruits of our dough, and our offerings, and 16 Adonijalı, Bigvai, Adin,

the fruit of all manner of trees, of vine 17 Ater, Hizkijan, Azzur,

and of oil, unto the priests, to the cham18 Hocijah, Hlashum, Bezai,

bers of the house of our God; and the 19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

tities of our ground unto the Levites, that 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir, the same Levites might have the tithes 21 Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua, in all the cities of our tillage. 22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

33 And tie priest the son of Aaron shall 23 Hoslea, Hananiah, Hashub,

be with the Levites, when the Levites 24 Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek, take tithes ; and the Levites shall bring 35 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, up the tithe of the tithes unto the house 26 And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan, of our God, to the chambers, into the 27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

treasure-house. 28 | And the rest of the people, the 5. For the children of Israel and the



Who dwelt at Jerusalem, CHAP. XI.

and in the villages. 421 children of Levi shall bring the offering of 14 Anel tlieir brethren, mighty men of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, un- valour, an hundrel twenty and eight : to the chambers, where are the vessels of and their overseer nvas Zabdiel, the son the sanctuary, and the priests that minis- of one of the great men. ter, and the porters, and the singers : and 15 Also of the Levites : Shemaiah the we will not forsake the house of our God. son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the CHAP. XI.

son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni ; 1 The rulers, voluntary men, and the 16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of

tenth man chosen by lot, dwell at Jeru- the chief of the Levites, had the oversalem. 3 A catalogue of their names. sight of the outward business of the house ND the rolers of the people dweltof God.

17 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, quas in Jerusalem the lioly city, and nine parts the principal to begin the thanksgiving to dwell in other cities.

in prayer : and Bakbukiah the second 2 And the people blessed ahl the men among his brethren, and Abda the son of that willingly offered themselves to dwell Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of at Jerusalem.

Jesluthun. 3 Now these are the chief of the 18 All the Levites in the holy city were province that dwelt in Jerusalem : but two hundred fourscore and four. in the cities of Judah dwelt every one 19 Moreover, the porters, Akkub, in his possession in their cities, to suit, Talmon, and their brethren that kept Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the gates, were an hundred seventy and the Nethiroma, and the children of Solomon's servans.

20 And the residue of Israel, of the 4 And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the priests, and the Levites, were in all the citchildren of Judah, and of the children of ies of Judah, every one in his inheritance. Benjamin Of the children of Judah ; 21 But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of and Ziha and Gispa were over the NeZechariah, the son of Amariah, the son thinims. of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalateel, of 22 The overscer also of the Levites at the children of Perez;

Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the 5 And Maaseiñh the son of Baruch, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, son of Col-hozen; the son of Hazaiah, the the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, son of Adaiah, the son of Joiurib, the son the singers were over the business of the of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.

house of God. 6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at 23 For it was the king's commandJerusalem were four hundred threescore

ment concerning them, that a certain and eight valiant men.

portion should be for the singers, due for 7 And these are the sons of Benjamin ; every day. Sally the son of Mesutlam, the son of 24 And Pethaliah the son of MeslezaJoed, the son of Peduiah, the soil of Ko-beel, of the children of Zerah the son of laiah, the soli of Maasciali, the son of Judah was at the king's hand in all matIthiel, the son of Jesaiah.

ters concerning the people. 8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine 25 And for the villages, with their hundred twenty and eight.

fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt 9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their at Kirjath-arva, and in the villages thereoverscer; and Judah the son of Senuah of, and at Dibon, and in the villages theretras second over the city.

of, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages 10 Or the priests : Jedaiah the son of thereof, Jorrib, Jachin.

26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and 11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son at Beth-phelet, of Meshullanı, the son of Zadok, the son 27 And at Hazar-shual, and at Beerof Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the sheba, and in the villages thereof, ruler of the house of God.

28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, 12 And their brethren that did the land in the villages thereof, work of the house were eight hundred 29 And at F1-rimmon, and at Zarcah, twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of and at Jarinuth, Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of 30 Zanoah, Adullam, and in their vilImzi, the son of Zechariali, the son of lages, at Lechish, and the fields thereof, Pashur, the son of Malchiah,

at Azekalı, and in the villages thereof. 13 And his brethren, chief of the fa- || And they dwelt from Beer-sheba unto the thers, two hundred forty and two: and valley of Hinnom. Imashai the son of Azarcel, the son of 31 The ciuildren also of Benjamin from Thasai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son Geba velt at Michuash, ani Aija, and of Immer,

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422 The priests names.


The walls dedicaied. 32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, li them, to praise and to give thanks, accord33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,

ing to the commandment of David the 34 Hadid, zeboim, Neballat,

man of God, ward over against ward. 35 Lod, and Ono, the valley of crafts- 25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, (ba

diah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkuh, were 36 And of the Levites were divisions in porters keeping the ward at the threshJudah, and in Benjamin.

olds of the gates. CHAP. XII.

26 These were in the days of Jojakim 1 The priests which came up with Zerub- || the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and

babel. 10 The succession of the high in the days of Nehemiah the governor, friests.

and of Ezra the priest, the scribe. these are the priests and the 27 | And at the dechication of the wall babel the son of Shealtici, and Jeshua: | out of all their places, to bring them to Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with 2 Amarialı, Malluch, Hattush, gladness, both with thanksgivings, and S Sheclaviah, Kchum, Meremoth, with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, 4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Alijah,

and with harps. 5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bigah,

28 And the sons of the singers gather6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib), Jedaiah, ed themselves together, both out of the

7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These plain country round about Jerusalem, and were the chief of the priests and of their from the villages of Netophathi; brethren in the days of Jeshua.

29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and 8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Bin- out of the fields of Geba and Azmanui, Kadmiel, Sherebiahi, Judain, and Mat- veth : for the singers had builded them tanial, which was over the thanksgiving, villages round about Jerusalem. he and his brethren.

30 And the priests and the Levites pu9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, theirbreth- rified themselves, and purified the people, ren, svereover against them in the watches. and the gates, and the wall.

10 s And Jeshua begat Joakim, Joi- 31 Then I brought up the princes of akim also begat Eliashib, and Elashib be- || Judah upon the wall, and appointed two gat Joiada,

great companies of them that gave thanks, 11 And Joizda begat Jonathan, and Jon- | whereof one went on tlie right hand upon athan begat Jaddua.

the wall toward the dung-gate: 12 And in the days of Joiakim were 32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and priests, the chief of the fathers : of Serai- half of the princes of Judah, ah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah ; 33 And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,

13 Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amarial, 34 Judah, and Benjamin, and ShemaiJehohanan;

ah, and Jeremiah, 14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, 35 And certain of the priests sons with Joseph;

trumpets ; namely, Zechariah the son of 15 Of Harim, Adna ; of Meraioth, Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of TIelkai ;

Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son 16 Of Iddo, Zecharialı; of Ginnetlion, of Zaccur, the son of Asaph : Meshullam;

36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and 17 Of Abijah, Zichri ; of Miniamin, Azaracı, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaof Moadiah, Piltai;

nçel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musi19 Of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemai- cal instruments of David the man of God, ah, Jehonathan ;

and Ezra the scribe before them. 19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Je- 37 And at the fountain-gate, which was daiali, Uzzi;

over against them, they went up by the 30 Of Sallai, Kıllai; of Amok, Eber; || stairs of the city of David, at the going 21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabial; of Jedaiah, up of the wall, above the house of David, Nethaneel.

even unto the water-gate eastward. 22 I The Levites in the days of Elia- 38 And the other company of them that shib, Joiada, and Jchanan, and Jaddya, | swe thanks went over against them, and were recorded chief of the fathers : also I after them, and the half of the people the priests, to the reign of Darius the upon the wall, from beyond the tower of Persian.

the furnaces eren unto the broad wall ; 23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the 39 And from above the gate of Efathers, were written in the book of the phrain, and above the old gate, and achronicles, even until the days of Joha- || bove the fish-gate, and the tower of Hanman the son of Eliashib.

aneel, and the tower of Mcah, even un24 And the chief of the Levites: Hasha- to the sheep-gate : and they stood still in biah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of the prison-gate. Kadmiel, with their brethren over against

11 40 So stood the two companies of them

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