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CHAP. VIII. They come to Jerusalon. whose names are thiese, Eliphalet,( 26 And weighed unto them te silJeiel, and Shemaiad, and with them ver, and the gold, and the vessels, even Uireescore inales.
the oilering of the couse of our God 14 or the song also of Bigvai; Uthai, which the king, and his counsellur and Zablud, and will then seventy and his lords, acú all Israel there pre inales,
sent, lad ollèreu: 15 And galliered them together 26 I even wilghed unto their bard :0 the river that runneth to Ajava ; six hundred and filly talents of oilver, and there abode we in teots tree and silver vessels a hundred talents, dlays: and I viewell the people, and und of gold a hundred lalents; the priests, and found there one of! 27 Also twenty basons of golil, of a the sons of Levi.
thousand drang; and two vessels of 16 Then gent I for Eliezer, for Ari. tine copper, precious as gold. el, for Shemaiali, and for Elvatban, 28 And I said unto thein, Ye are holy and for Jarily, and for Elnathan, and unto the LORD; the vessels are holy for Nalian, and for Zechariali, and also; and the silver and llie gold ari. lor Meslullam, chief men; also for a free-will-ollering uuto tbe LORD God Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of un. of your fathers. derstanding
29 Watch ye, and keep them, until 17 And I sent them with coinmaudye weigh them before the chief of toe inent unto Iddo the chief at the plice priests and the Leviles, and the chief Casiphia, and I told them what they of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, should say unto lddo, and to his breth- in the chamoers of the house of the ren the Nithiniini, at ille place Casi- Lord. pilia, that they e ould bring outo us 30 So took the priests and the Levites winisters for the house of our God. the weight of the silver, and the go.d,
19 And by the good hand or our God and the vessels, to bring then to Jeru upon us they brought us a man of un-salem, unto the house of our God. derstanding, of the sons of Mauli, the 31 1 Then we departed from the BUR of Levi, the son of Israel; und She river of Ahari on liie twelfth day of rebia!), with his sons and liis brethren, ihe hrst month, to go unto Jerusalein: eighteen;
and the hand of our God was upon us, 19. And Hashabiah, and with him and lie delivered us from the land of Jesliaial of the sons of Nerari, lis the eneiny, and of such its lay in wait brethren an their sons, twenty. by the way.
20 Also on the Netbinius, whom Da. 32 And we came to Jerusalem, and vid and the princee had appointed for abode there three days. the service of the Levites; two hun- 33 Now on the fourth day was the drer and twenty Nethinims: all of silver, and the gokl, and the vessels, tiein were expressed by name. Weighed in the house of our God by
21 | Then I prociaimed in last there, the hand of fleremoth the son of Urialı at the siver or Aliava, that we might the priest; and with liim ious. Eleazar flict ourselves before our God, to seek the son of l'hinehas: and willi tlient
am a right way for us, and for our was Jozabad the son of Jeshra, and Tule ones, and for all our substance. Noadinl the son of Binnui, L: tes; 22 For I was ashamre lo require of 3.1 By number and by weigi:creve. the king a band of soldiers and horse ry one: and all the weight was wsitmen to help us agivinst the enemy injten at that time. 1.he way: because we had spoken unto 3.5 Also the children of those that had the king, saying, The hand of our God been carried away, which were come is upon all them for good that seek out of the caplirity, offered burnt-ofbim; but his power and his yratli istorings unto 2 dollarael, twelve against all them that forzaki idd. builocks for all Israel, vinety and six 23 So we lasted and besought our God rams, seventy and seven lambs, twelve for this: and lie was entreated of us. he-goats for a sin-offering: all this wuq
24 | Then I separated iwelve of the a burnt-ofl'ering unto the Lord. chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashi- 36 11 Aud lisey delivered the king's abiah, and teu of their brethren with commissions unto the king's lieuten. tipin,
auls, and to the governors on this side Ezra's prayer and
confession of sins. the river; and they furthered the peo-give us a reviving, to set up the house ple, and the house of God.
of our God, and to repair the desolaCHAP. IX.
tions thereof, and to give us a wall in TV when these things were done, Judal and in Jerusalem.
The people of Israel, and the priests, we say alter this? for we have forsak. And the Levites, have not separated en thy commandments, Llieinselves from the people of the 11 Which tlou last commanded by lands, doing according to their abom. thy' servants tlie prophets, saying, The inations, even of the Canaanites, the land, unto which ye go lo possess it, is Hiltiles, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, an unclean land with the fiusiness of the Ammonites, the Moabites, the the people of the lands, with their Egyptians, and the Amorites. abominations, which bave filled it
? For they have taken of their daugh from one end to another with their unlers for themselves, and for their 80118; Cleanness. 80 that the holy seed bare mingled 12 Now therefore give not your luernselves with the people of those daughters into their sous, neithertake luds: yen, tie band of the princes their daughters unto your sons, nor and rulers bath beeu chier in this tres- seek their peace nor their wealth for pass.
ever: that ye may be strong, and eat 3 And wlien I heard this thing, the good of the land, and leave it for rent my garment and niy mantle, and an inheritance to your children for plucked off the hair or my bead and ever. of my beard, and sal down astonished. 13 And after all that is come upon u9
4 Then were assembled untome cve- for our evil deeds, and for our great ry one that trembled at the words of trespass, seeing that thou our God hast the God or Isracl, because of the trans- punished us less than our iniquities gression of those that had been carried deserve, and last given us such deliv. away; and I sat astonislied until the erince as this: Evening sacrifice.
14 Should we again break thy coin5 T Aod at the evening sacrifice I mandments, and join in alhnity with arose up from my heaviness; and bav. the people of tliese abominations? me rent my garinent and my mante, wouldest not thou be angry with us I fell upon my knees, and spread out lill thou liast consumed zes, so that iny hands unto the LORD my God, there should be no remnant nor escap
6 and said, Oiny God, I am ashamed ing? and blush to lift up iny face to thee, 16 O LORD God of Israel, thou art my God: for our iniquities are increas- righteous; for woreinain yet escaped, ed over our head, and our trespass is as it is this day; behold, we are before grown up unto the heavens.
thee in our trespasses : for we cannot ✓ Since the days of our listhers have stand before thee because of this. we been in a great trespasy unto this
CHAP. X. day hinus for our iniquities bare e NOW when Ezra biad prayed, and cred into the land of the kings of the and casting himself down before the lands, to the gword, to captivity, and house of God, there assembled unto to a spoil, and to confusion or face, as him out of Israel a very great congreil is tliis day.
gation of inen and women and children: 3 And now for a litlle space grace for the people wept very sore. nath been slenwolfrom the LORD Our 2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, God, to leave us a remnant to escape, one of the sons or Elam, answered and and to give us a nail in bis holy place, said unto Ezra, We have trespasseil that our God may lighten our eyes, against our God, and have taken and give us a little reviving in our strange wives of the people of the bondage.
land: yet now there is hope in Israel 9 l'or we were hondmen; yet our concerning this thing God hath not forsaken us in our bon. 3 Now therefore let us make a cove dage, but hathexleuded mercy unlous want with our God to put a way all the a che sight of the kings of Persia, co wives, and such as are born of their
Those who ni w nied
Str'urige rolves according to be counsel or my lord,, bave taken strange wives in our cities and of those that tremble at the com- come at appointed times, and with mandment of our God: and let it be them tlie elders of every city, and the done according to the law.
judges thereof, until the fierce wrath 4 Arise ; for this malter belonger of our God for this matter be turned unto thee: we also will be with thee: from us, pe of good courage, and do it.
15 1 Only Jonathan the son of Asy5 Then aroge Ezra, and made the hel, and Jalaziah the son of Tikvalı chies priests, the Levites, and all 1s- were employed about tliis matter: racl, to swear that they should do ac. and Meshullar and Shabbethai the cording to this word. And they sware. Levite belped them.
6 11 Then Ezra rose up from before 16 And the children of the captivity the house of God, and went into the did so. And Ezra the priest with cerchamber of Joliadan the son of Elintain chief of the fatliers, after the aslib; and when lie came thither, le house of their fathers, and all of them did eat no bread, nor drink water: for by their names, were separated, and ne mourned because of the trangress-sal down in the first day of the tentii ion of tbein that had been carried month to examine the matter. away.
17 And they made an end with all the 7 And they made proclaination men that had taken strange wives by throughout Judah andJerusalem unto the first day of the first monik all the children of the captivity, that 18 f And among the sons of the they should gather themselves togeth- priests there were found that had ta er unto Jerusalem;
ken strange wives: namely, of the 8 And that wbosoever would not sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak,arul come within three days, according to his brethren ; Maaseiab, and Eliezer, the counsel of the princes and the el- and Jarib, and Gedaliah. ders, all bis substance should be for-1 19 And they gave their hands that feited, and himself separated from the they would put away their wives; and congregation of those that had been being guilty, they offered a rain of the carried away.
llock for tbcir trospuse. g 1 Then all the men of Judal and 20 And of the sons of Immer; HaBenjamin gathered themselves togeth- nani, and Zebadialı. er ualo Jerusalem within three days. 21 And of the sons or Harin ; Man Il ruas the ninth month, and the twen-seials, and Elijali, and Shemaiali, and ticth day of uie month; and all the Jehiel, and Uizziah. people eat in the street or the bouse of 22 And of the sons or Pasbur; Elio God, trembling because of this mat. enai, Maaseiah, Islimael, Nethaneel, ter, and for the great rain.
Jozabad, and Elasalı. 10 And Ezra the priest stood up and 23 Also of the Levites; Jozabad,and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, Shimei, and Kelaiali, (the same is Ke. and have takeni strange wives, to in-lita,) Pethahiah, Judab, and Eliezer. creage the trespass of Israel.
24 of the singers also; Eliashib: and 11 Now therefore make confession of the porters; Shallom, and Telem, unto the Loro Gat of your futliers, and Uri. anil do his pleasure: and separate 25 Doreorer of Israel: of the sons of yourselves froin the people of the land, Parosh; Ramiab, and Jezial, and Mal. and from the strange wives.
chinh, and Miamin, and Eleazar, 2114 12 Then all he congregation angiver. Malchijal, and Bevajalı. ed and said with a loul voice, As thou 26 And of the scrisol Elain; Matlat last said, so must we do.
niali, Zechariah, and Jeniel, and AL13 But tive people are many, and it di, and Jeremoth, and Elial. is a time of much rain, and we are 97 And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenot able to stand without, neither is nai, Eliashi), Maitaniah, and Jerethis a work of one day or two; for we moth, and Zabad, and Aziza. are many that have transgressed in 23 Or the sons also of Bebaj; Jelo this thing
hanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and All 14 let novy our rulers of all the con lai. Pregation stand, and let all thein which 29 And of the sons of Bani; Mes!
NEHEMIAII. Justcth, and payuh. lam, Malluch, and Addialı, Jashub,1 38 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chellub, and Sbeal, and Rainoth:
36 Vuuial, Meremotii, Eliashib, 30 And of the song ot Palath-moab; 37 Matieniali, Mattenai, and Jangau, Adna, an:1 Chelal, Bengah,Marseiah, 38 And Baui, and Binnui, Shimei, Mattaniah, Baznleel, and Bimuni, and 39 And Shelenials, and Nalban, and Miutassel.
Adaiah, 31 and of the sons of Harim; Clie- 40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai, zer, Ishijalı, Malchih, Shemali, 41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shema sbideon,
riali, 39 Benjamin, Molluch, and Shema- 42 Shallun, Amarial, and Joseph. mih.
4:3 Or the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Mat 33 or the sons' of Haslum; Matte- tibialı, Zabad, Zebina, Jaduu, and Junai, Mattath:all, Zabad, Eliphelet, Je- el, Benairb. Lemai, Mawassel, and Shinei,
** All these had taken alrange wives 34 of the song of Bani; Naadai, and some of them had wives by wlion Amrain, and UCI,
they had children.
1 The Book of NEHEMIAH. CHAP. I.
the judgments, which thou commandHE words or Neliemials the son edst lliy serviunt Moses.
, thee, the piiss, in the inonth of Chisleu, in the word that lliou commande lei thy ser: twentieth yeur, as I was in Sllushan vant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, the place,
will scalier you abroad anong the na 2 Thuet Hausni, one of iny brethren, tions: came, he and certain men ol Judale; 9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep and I asked then conceruing the Jews iny commandmeils, and do them that had escaped, which were left or thouyli they were of you cast out unló the captivity, and concerning Jerusa. the ultermost piirt of the leavell, yel km.
will l gilther them from thence, anul 3 And they said unto me, The rem. will bring theid unto the place that I n:unt that are leit of the captivity there have chosen to set iny mame there. in the province are in great williction 10 Now these are thy servants and and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem thy people, whom ihou hast redeemed also is broken down, and the rules by lliy grell power, and by tlıy strong tliereof are burnell with live.
lind, if And it came to pass, when I heard IL O Lord, I beseechi thee, lei now these words, that I sit down and wept, thine earbe attentive lu lhe prayer of and mourneil certain days, an fasted, thy servant, and to the prayer of thy and prayeil before the God of letter, servan128, who desire to four thy name:
5 Au said, I beseech thee, O Lord and prosper, I pray thee, this servant God of heaven, the great and terrible this day, and grillit bin inercy in the God,that kepelh covenant and mercy sight of this inan. For ) was the for thein tbat love him and observe his king's cup-bearer. commandments :
thine eyes open, that lliou mayesthear Nisin, in the twentiellı year of the prayer of thy servant, which I Artaxerxes ile king, Inat wine was pray before the now, dlay and night, before him: and I took up the wine, Tor the children of Israel thy servants, and gave it unto the king. Now I had and conless the sins of the children of not been beforelime sad in his presIsrael, wliicli we have sined against ence. tlice: both I and iny father's house 2 llicrefore the king said unto me, have sinned.
Why is thy countenance sad, seeing 7 We live dealt vers corruptly thou are not sick? this is nothing else against thee, and bave not kept the but sorrow or lieart. Then I was very winmandincica, nor the statutes, nor sore afrail,
Jerusalem 3 And said unto the king, Let the 14 Then I went on to the gate of the king live forever: why should not my fountain, and to the king's pool: but countenance be sad, when the city, tlie there was no place for the beast that place of my father's sepulchres, licth icas under me to pass. waste, and the gates thereof are coll- 15 Then went I up in the night by suined with fire ?
the brook, and viewed the wall, and 4 Then the king said unto me, For turned back, and entered by the gate what dost thou make request? So I of the valley, and so returned. prayed to the God of leaven.
16 And the rulers knew not whither 5 And I said unto the king, If it I went, or what I did; neither bad I please the king, and if thy Bervantas yet told it to the Jewa, nor to the have found favour in thy sight, that priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the thou wouldest send me unto Judah, rulers, nor to the rest that did the unto the city of my fathers'sépulcbres, work. that I inay build it.
17 | Then said I unto them, Ye see 6 And the king said unto me, (the the distress that we are in, low Jeru queen also silting by him,) For low salem licuh waste, and the gates thereor long shall thy journey be? and when are buried willi fire: come, and let wilt thou return? So it please the king us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that to send me; and I get him a time. we be no niore a reproach.
7 Moreover I said unto the king, if it Is Then I told ihcin of the land of please the king, let letters be given me my God which was good upon me; as to tbe governors beyond the river, that also the king's words that he had spea they may convey ic over till I come ken unto me. And they said, Let us mto Judalı;
and build. So they strengtheu 8 And a letter unto Haapb the keeper ed their bonds for this good 200rk. of the king's forest, that he may give 19 But when Sauballat the Horon ine timber to make beams for the ite, and Tobial the seryant, the Amgates of the palaces which appertoined monite, and Geshem the Arabian, to the house, and for the wall of the heard it, they laughed us to scoro, and city, and for the house that I shall eu-despised us, and sail, What is this ter into, And the king granted me, thing that ye do? will ye rebel agains: According to the good hand of my God, the king? upon me.
20 Then answered I them, and said Of Then I came to the governors unto them, The God of heaven, he will beyond the river, and give them the prosper us; therefore we lis servants king's letters Now the king had sent will arise and build: but ye have no captains of the army and Lorsemen portion, nor riglit, nur memorial in ith me.
Jerusalem. 10 When Sanballnt the Horonite,
CHAP. III. and Tobiali the servant; the Amnon: HEN Eliashil the bigh priest rose ite, lieard of it, it grieved them ex- up with his brethren the priests, ceedingly that there was come a man and they builded te sheep. atras; they to seek the wcllare of the children of sitnclified il, and set up the doors of Israel.
it; even unto the towerol Meal they 11 Sw I cane to Jerusalemn, and was sanctilied it, unto the tower of Hana there three days.
neci. !2 And l aiose in the night, 1 and 2 Aud next unto him builded the men soinc few men with me; neither told of Jeriche. And next to dicm builded Tany man what my God had pul in Zuceur the son of Imri. my lieart to do at Jerusalein: Heither 3 But the lish-gate did the sons or 2005 there any beast with ine, save the Hassenaal buildi, who also laid the Weast that I rode upori.
beams thereof, and set up the doors 13 And I went out by night by the thereol, the locks thereof, and the bars Kate of the valley', eren before the Lliercor. argon-well; and to the dung port, and of And next unto llem repaired Mevicwed the walls of Jerusalem, which remoth the son of Urijalı, the son or were broken down, and the gates Koz. Au next unto them repaired thereof were consumed with fire. Meshullsuu the son of Berechial, the