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Explanation of the law.
NEHEMIAH, IX.

The joy of the people. was forty and two thousand three hun- | B.C. 445. | the Levites that taught the people, said dred and threescore,

unto all the people, This a day is holy 67 Beside their manservants 6 and their a Le. 23. 24. unto the LORD your God; mournc not, maidservants, of whom there were seven Nu. 29. 1. nor weep. For all the people wept, when thousand three hundred thirty and seven:

Is. 14. 1, 2. they heardd the words of the law.

cDe. 16. 14. and they had two hundred forty and five

4. 1o Then he said unto them, Go your

Ec. 3. 4. singing men and singing women.

Is. 61. 3.

way, eate the fat, and drink the sweet, 68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty 12 Ch. 34. 19, and send portions unto them for whom and six; their mules, two hundred forty ***21. nothing is prepared: for this day is holy and five;

Ro. 7.9. unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for 69 Their camels, four hundred thirty e Ca. 5.1. the joy 9 of the LORD is your strength. and five; six thousand seven hundred f Es.9.19, 22. 11 Šo the Levites stilled all the people, and twenty asses.

Re. 11. 10.

saying, Hold your peace, for the day is

g Ps. 149. 2. 70 And B some of the chief of the fa

| holy; neither be ye grieved.

Is. 12. 2, 3. thers gave unto the work. The Tirsha

35.1, 4.

112 And all the people went their way thal gave to the treasure a thousand

61. 10. 14

to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred Joel 2. 23. and to make great mirth, because; they and thirty priests' garments.

Phi. 3. 3. had understoodk the words that were 71 And some of the chief of the fathers | B part. declared unto them. gave to the treasure of the work twenty in chap. 8. 9.

13 And on the second day were gathered thousand drams of gold, and two thou- i Ps.126.1.3. together the chief of the fathers of all the sand and two hundred pound of silver. i Ro. 7.1, 8. people, the priests, and the Levites, unto

72 And that which the rest of the people kver. 7, 8. Ezra the scribe, even y to understand the gave was twenty thousand drams of gold,

words of the law. and two thousand pound of silver, and

they might

| 14 And they found written in the law threescore and seven priests' garments. instruct in. which the LORD had commanded by

73 So the priests, and the Levites, and by the Moses, that the children of Israel should the porters, and the singers, and some of hand of. dwell in booths' in the feast of the seventh the people, and the Nethinims, and all I Le 23.34.42 month: Israel, dwelt in their cities; andm when De.16.13.&c: 15 And that they should publish and the seventh month came, the children of m Ezr. 3. 1. proclaim in all their cities, and in JerusaIsrael were in their cities.

n Ezr.3.1,&c. lem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and CHAPTER VIII.

o chap. 3. 26. fetch olive branches, and pine branches, ANDn all the people gathered them

| P Ezr. 7. 6.

and myrtle branches, and palm branches, selves together as one man into the street

Is. 34. 16.

and branches of thick trees, to make

a De. 22.8. that was before the water gate;o and they

booths, as it is written.

r Ac. 15. 21. spake unto Ezra the scribe, to bring the

16 So the people went forth, and brought book of the law of Moses, which the LORD Šunder

them, and made themselves booths, every had commanded to Israel.

stood in

one upon the roof of his house, and in 2 And Ezra the priest brought the law

hearing.

their courts, and in the courts of the before the congregation”, both of men and

8 ch.12.37,39.

9. house of God, and in the street of the

2 Ki. 14. 13. women, and all that could hear with understanding, upont the first day of the

water gate, and in the street of the gate t Le. 23. 24.

of Ephraim. seventh month.

n light. I 17 And all the congregation of them 3 And he read therein before the street u 2 Ch.30. 21. that were come again out of the captithat was before the water gate, from the v De.31.10..13 vity made booths, and sat under the n morning until midday, before the men tower. booths : for since the days of Jeshua the and the women, and those that could un- Krestraint. son of Nun, unto that day, had not the derstand; and the ears of all the people w Nu. 29. 35. children of Israel done so. And there were attentive unto the book of the law. & Lu.4.16, &c. was very greatu gladness. 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a

| 18 Also day by day, from the first day

eyes. & pulpit of wood, which they had made

yl Sa. 4. 12.

unto the last day, he read in the book of for the purpose and beside him stood Ju. 3. 20. the law of God. And they kept the feast Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and 1 Ki. 8. 14. seven days; and on the eighth day was Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on a Ezr. 9. 2. a k solemn assembly, according unto the his right hand; and on his left hand, Pe 1 10. 11. manner, w daiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and u strange

CHAPTER IX. Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, children, Now in the twenty and fourth day of and Meshullam.

Ps. 144. 11. this month the children of Israel were 5 And Ezra opened- the book in the 62 Ch. 6. 4. assembled with fasting, and with sacka sight of all the people; (for he was above c1 Co. 14. 16. clothes, and earthy upon them. all the people ;) and when he opened it, Ps. 63. 4. 2 And the seed of Israel separated all the people stood up.

La. 3. 41. I themselves a from all M strangers, and

1 Ti. 2. 8. 6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great

stood and confessed their sins, and the

e Ex. 12. 27. God: and all the people answered, Amen, 12 Ch. 20.18.

| iniquities of their fathers. . Amen, with liftingo up their hands : and s chap.8.7.8.) 3 And they stood up in their place, and they bowed their heads, and worshipped

reads in the book of the law of the LORD the LORD with their faces to the ground.

vor, scaffold. their God one fourth part of the day; and y Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Shere | y De. 33. 10. | another fourth part they confessed, and biah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, 2Ch.17.7..9. worshipped the LORD their God. Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Ha -- . 30. 22. 4 Then stood up upon the v stairs, of nan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused 9

| Mal. 2. 7. I the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, the people to understand the law: and its 9 45 Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and the people stood in their place.. .

Ac.8.30,&c.

0: Chenani, and criedh with a loud voice 8 So they read in the book, in the law of

unto the LORD their God.

on their God. God, distinctly, and gave the sense, and Tor, govern- 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadcaused them to understandi the reading.

or.

miel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Ho,9 And Nehemiah, which is the *Tir: * Ps. 135.1, 2. dijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, shatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and I -

Standk up, and bless the LORD your God

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Prayer of the Levites,
NEHEMIAH, IX.

at the solemn fast. for over and ever; and blesseda be thy | B.C. 445. them in the wilderness, so that they lackglorious name, which is exalted above

clothes waxed not old, all blessing and praise.

al Ch. 29. 13.) and their feet swelled not. 6 Thou, d even thou, art LORD alone: Ps. 16. 2. 22 Moreover, thou gavest them kingthou hast madee heaven, the heaven of

- 106. 2. Idoms and nations, and didst divide them

c De. 8. 4. heavens, with all their host, the earth,

d Ps. 86. 10.

into corners : so they possessed the land and all things that are therein, the seas, Is. 37. 16.

ofy Sihon, and the land of the king of and all that is therein, and thouk pre e Ge. 1.1. Heshbon, and the land of Og, king of servest them all; and the hosti of heaven Ex. 20. 11. Bashan. worshippeth thee.

De. 10. 14. 23 Their children also multipliedst thou py Thou art the LORD the God, whok g Nu. 21. 21, as the stars of heaven, and broughtest didst choose Abram, and broughtest him

&c. them into the land, concerning which forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gav

” Ps. 36. 6. I thou hadst promised to their fathers, that

"Ite.b.11..13. they should go in to possess at. est him the name of Abraham: . .

k Ge. 12. 1. 8 And foundest his heart faithful" be- 1 Ge. 17.5. L, 24 So the children" went in and possessed fore thee, and madest a covenantr with I m Nu. 4. 31. | the land, ando thou subduedst before them him, to give the land of the Canaanites, the Jos.21.43,45. the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, n Ge.15.6, 18. and gavest them into their hands, with and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to Ps. 44. 2, 3. their kings, and the people of the land, that give it, I say, to his seed, and hast per- PPs. 105.8. they might do with them B as they would. formed thy words; for thou art righteous : | B according .. 25 And they took strong cities, and a 9 And didst seer the affliction of our

to their will. fat land, and possessed houses full of all fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry

9 Jos. 23. 14. goods, y wells digged, vineyards, and by: the Red sea :

Ex. 3. 7, 8. Oliveyards, and fruit trees in "abun10 And shewedst signst and wonders yor, cisterns. dance: so they did eat, and were filled, upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants,

8 trees of and became fat,~ and delighted them

food. and on all the people of his land; for

selves in thy great goodness.

• Ex. 14. 10. thou knewest that they dealt proudlyw 14. 10. 26 Nevertheless they were disobedient,

t Ex. VII.. against them: so didst thou get thee a

L XIV.

and rebelled against thee, and cast thy name, as it is this day. ..

u De. 32. 15. law behindy their backs, and slew thy 11 Anda thou didst divide the sea be v Ju.2.11, 12. prophets, which testified against them to fore them, so that they went through the Eze. 20.21.turn them to thee; and they wrought midst of the sea on the dry land; and w Ex. 18. 11. great provocations. their persecutors thou threwest into the * 5.23:22.4.: 77 Therefore

9.63.12..14.°27 Therefore thou deliveredst them

you deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

eupertusu vueur 12 Moreover, thou leddest them in the 1950, 17: them: and in the time of their trouble, day by a cloudy pillar,c and in the night * 15; 10; 4. when they cried unto thee, thou heardest by a pillar of fire, to give them light in a Ex. XIV. them from heaven; and according to thy the way wherein they should go.

XV. manifold mercies thou gavest them sa13 Thou camest down also upon mount 6 Ps. 106.41. viours, who saved them out of the hand Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, c Ex.13.21,22. of their enemies. and gavest thema right judgments and ntrue | Sreturned T 28 But after they had rest, they Śdid laws, good statutes and commandments:

dments

1 to do evil. I evil again before thee: therefore leftest 14 Ånd madest known unto them thy 2 Ex. XX, &c. thou them in the hand of their enemies, holy sabbath, and commandedst them n laws of so that they had the dominion over them: precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand |

I truth.

yet when they returned, and cried unto of Moses thy servant:

e Ex.16.14,15. thee, thou heardest them from heaven;

Jno.6.31..35. 15 And gavest them breade from heaven

and many times didst thou deliver them,

f Ex. 17. 6. for their hunger, and broughtest forth |

Nu.20.7..11.) according to thy mercies; waters for them out of the rock for their

| 29 And testifiedst against them, that thirst, and promisedst them that they

O lift up

thou mightest bring them again unto thy

thine hand, should go in to possess the land which

Nu. 14. 30.

| law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkthou hadst sworn to give them.

ened not unto thy commandments, but 16 But they and" our fathers dealt D our fathers dealt k they gave

a with

sinned against thy judgments, (which, if proudly, and hardenedo their necks, and

drawing

a man do, he shall live in them,) and hearkened not to thy commandments,

shoulder,

Kwithdrew the shoulder, and hardened 17 And refused to obey, neitherk were Zec. 7. 11. their neck, and would not hear: mindful of thy wonders that thou didst De. 31. 27. | 30 Yet many years didst thou a forbear among them; but hardened their necks, Ps.78.8,&c. them, and testifiedsti against them by thy and in their rebellion appointedk a cap

h Ps. 86.5,15. spirit u in thy prophets; yet would they tain to return to their bondage: but thou 1 protract not give ear: therefore gavest thou them art a God v ready to pardon, gracious and

over. into the hand of the people of the lands;.. merciful, slow to anger, and of great

12Ch.36.15. | 31 Nevertheless, for thy great mercies' kindness, and forsookest them not..

u in the

sake, thou didst not utterly consume thein, 18 Yea, when? they had made them a

hand of.. nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious

k Nu. 14. 4. molten calf, and said, This is thy God

and merciful God that 1

32 Now therefore, our God, the great, ought thee up out of Egypt. and v of pardons. had wrought great provocations;

the mighty, and the terrible God, who 19 Yet thou, in thy manifold mercies, for- | weariness. keepest covenant and mercy, let not all sookestm them not in the wilderness: the m1 Sa. 12. 22. the trouble seem little before thee. that pillar of the cloud departed not from them

Is. 44. 21.

11. hath p come upon us, on our kings, on by day, to lead them in the way; neither

p.found.
12 Ki. 17.3.

our princes, and on our priests, and on the pillar of fire by night, to shew them

o Is. 63. 11.

our prophets, and on our fathers, and on

ou light, and the way wherein they should go. Ps. 119.137. all thy people, since the time of the

20 'Thou gavest also thy goodo spirit to 145. 17. | kings of Assyria unto this day. instruct them, and withheldest not thy | Da.9.5..14. 33 Howbeit, thou art justr in all that manna from their mouth, and gavest 9 Ps. 106. 6. is brought upon us; for thou hast done them water for their thirst.

r De. 2.7. right, but we have done wickedly: . 21 Yea, fortyr years didst thou sustain

34 Neither have our kings, our princes,

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Sealiny of the covenant. NEHEMIAH, XI.

Renewal of sacred rites. our priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, | B. O. 447. and that we would leave the a seventh nor hearkenedb unto thy commandments

year, and the exaction of every ß debt. and thy testimonies, wherewith thou didst a Le. 25. 4. | 32 Also we made ordinances for us, to testify d against them.

Je. 29. 19. charge ourselves yearly with the third 35 Fore they have not served thee in their cch. 5. 1..13. | part of a shekel for the service of the kingdom, and in thy great goodness that

De. 15. 2.

house of our God;

Bhand. thou gavest them, and in the large and fat

De. 31. 21.

133 For the showbread, and for the land which thou gavest before them, nei-12 Ki. 17. 13. continual meat offering, and for the iconther turned they from their wicked works. e De. 28. 47. | tinual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of

36 Behold, we are servantsk this day; f Le. 24.5. the new moons, for the set feasts, and for and for the land that thou gavest unto our De. 31. 21. the holy things, and for the sin offerings, fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the k Nu. xxvii, to make an atonement for Israel, and for good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:

xxix. all the work of the house of our God. 37 And it yieldeth much increase unto | iHe. 10. 11. | 34 And we cast the lots among the the kingsm whom thou hast set over us be

k Ezr. 9. 9.
| Ichap. 13.31.

| priests, the Levites, and the people, for? cause of our sins : also they have domi

e domi- Te in 18" the wood offering to bring it into the nion over our bodies, and over our cat- m De. 28. 33. house of our God, after the houses of our tle, at their pleasure, and we are in great n He.10. 3..7. fathers, at times appointed year by year, * distress.

o chap, 10.29.) to burn upon the altar of the LORD our 38 And because of all this, we make a | 2 Ki. 23. 3. God, as it is written p in the law; sure covenant, and write it: and our 2 Ch. 29. 10. 35 And to bring the firstfruits of our princes, Levites, and priests, y seal unto it. P Le. 6. 12. ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit af CHAPTER X.

| . Ex. 23. 19. all trees, year by year, unto the house of Now those 8 that sealed were, Nehemiah Nu. 18. 12. the LORD: the $ Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah,"

De. 26. 2.

| 36 Also the firstborn of our sons, and

y are at the and Zidkijah, 2 Seraiah,t Azariah, Jeremiah,

of our cattle, as it is writtens in the law, sealing, or, sealed.

and the firstlings of our herds and of our 3 Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,

8 at the

flocks, to bring to the house of our God, 4 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,

sealings, 5 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,

chap. 9. 38. of our God: 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

Sor, governo 37 And that we should bring the firstng Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,

or

w fruits of our dough, and our offerings, 8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these chap. 8. 9. I and the fruito of all manner of trees, of were the priests.

r chap. 1.1. .

wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the 9 And the Levites: both Jeshua, the 8 Ex. 13.2,12,

12 chambers of the house of our God; and

13 son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of

Le. 27. 26.

the tithes w of our ground unto the LeHenadad, Kadmiel;

tch.12.i.&c. vites, that the same Levites might have 10 And their brethren, Shebaniah, Ho u No. 15.-19. | the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. dijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

De. 18. 4. 1. 38 And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall 11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,

v De. 26. 2. | be with the Levites, when the Levites take 12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

w No. 18. 21. | tithes : and the Levites shall bring up the 13 Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.

Mal. 3.8.10.) tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, 14 The chief of the people ; Parosh,' x1 Ch. 9. 26. to the chambers," into the treasure house. Pahath-moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,

20h 31.11.12.) 39 For the children of Israel, and the 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

ych. 7.8, &

e children of Levi, shall bring; the offering 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

Ezr. 2.3.&c.) of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, 17 Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,

2 De. 12.6.11. unto the chambers, where are the vessels of 18 Hodijah, Hasbum, Bezai,

a ch.13.10.12the sanctuary, and the priests that minis19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

6 Jos. 18. 10.

| ter, and the porters, and the singers; anda 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

c verse 18.

"we will not forsake the house of our God. 21 Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,

Mat. 4. 5.

CHAPTER XI. 22 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

27. 53

| AND the rulers of the people dwelt at 23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,

d Ezr. 2. 36. Jerusalem : the rest of the people also 24 Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,

e Ju. 5.9.

| cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in 25 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,

Jerusalem, the holyo city, and nine parts

s chap. 9. 2. 26 And A hijah, Hanan, Anan,

13. 3. 27 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

Le. 20. 24. 1. 2 And the people blessed all the men, 28 Andd the rest of the people, the Ezr. 10.11..19) that willinglye offered themselves to priests, the Levites, the porters, the sing-9 Ro. 1.1. dwell at Jerusalem. ers, the Nethinims, and all they that hadh chap. 8. 2. 3 Now these are the chief of the province separated themselves from the people Ps. 47.7. | that dwelt in Jerusalem : but in the cities of the lands unto the law I of God, their i Ezr.2.43.55. of Judah dwelt every one in his possession wives, their sons, and their daughters, x 1 ch.9.3.&c in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, every one having knowledge, and having ich 5.12.13.) and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and understanding;

De 29.12.14.) the children of Solomon's servants. 29 They clave to their brethren, their Ps. 119.106.. 4 Andk at Jerusalem dwelt certain of nobles, and entered into a curse, and into m 2 Ch. 34. 31. the children of Judah, and of the children an oath, to walkm in God's law, which ly by the was given mby Moses, the servant of hand of. | Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of God, and to observe and do all the com

n Ge. 38. 29,

Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son mandments of the LORD our Lord, and Pharez. of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of his judgments and his statutes ;

o Ex. 34. 16.

the children of Perez ; 30 And that we would not give our De. 7.3. 1.5 And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, daughterso unto the people of the land, Ezr.9.12,14. the son of Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, por take their daughters for our sons: Tech.13.15,&c. the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the

31 And if the people of the land bring Le. 23. 3. son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni. ware, or any victuals, on the sabbath De. 5. 12. 6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at day to sell, that we would not buy it of Is. 58.13,14. Jerusalem were four hundred threescore then on the sabbath, or on the holy day;

- and eight valiant men.

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Distribution of the people. NEHEMIAH, XII. Priests and Levites that returned.

v And these are the sons of Benjamin ;/ B. C. 445.1 29 And at En-rimmon, and at Zareah, Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of

and at Jarmuth, Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Ko- a Ge. 26. 33. | 30 Zanoah, Adullam, and in their vil. laiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Am. 8. 14. lages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah.

Jos. 15. 8. Jat Azekah and in the villages thereof 8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine 2 Ki.23.10. And they dwelt from Beer-sheba a unto hundred twenty and eight.

| Je. 32. 35. I the valleyb of Hinnom. 9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their | Bor, of: 31 The children also of Benjamin B from overseer: and Judah, the son of Senuah zor, to. Geba y dwelt at Michmash, and Aija, and was second over the city.

ci Ch. 9. 10, Beth-el, and in their villages, 10 Of the priests : Jedaiah the son of

&c. 32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, Joiarib, Jachin.

| d1 Ch. 4. 14. 33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, of Hilkiah, the son e Ezr. 2. 1, 2. ll Ser

34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son ch. 10. 2..8. 35 Lod, and Ono, the valleyd of craftsmen. of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was the 8 or, Melicu, 36 And of the Levites were divisions in ruler of the house of God.

verse 14. Judah, and in Benjamin. 12 And their brethren, that did the Šor, Sheba- |

CHAPTER XII. work of the house, were eight hundred

use were eight hundred | niah, .. Nowe these are the priests and the twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of verse 14: Levites that went up with Zerubbabel Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of nor, Harim, the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: SeAmzi, the son of Zechariah, the son ofl verse 15.

raiah, Jeremiah, Ezra Pashur, the son of Malchiah,

O or, Me.

2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,

raioth, 13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers,

3 Shechaniah, » Rehum, Meremoth,

verse 15. two hundred forty and two : and Amashai

4 Iddo, “Ginnetho, Abijah, the son of Azareel, the son of Ahasai, the Kor, Ginne 5 Miamin, u Maadiah, Bilgah,

thom, son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,

6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,

verse 16. 14 And their brethren, mighty men of

y v Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah.

g Lu. 1. 5, valour, an hundred twenty and eight:

Abia.

These were the chief of the priests, and and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son

of their brethren, in the days of Jeshua. of a one of the great men.

dor, Minia

8 Moreover, the Levites : Jeshua, Bin

min, 15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the

verse 17.

nui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the uor, Moa: Mattaniah, which was over p the thanksson of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni:

diah, giving, he and his brethren. 16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the verse 17. 9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethchief of the Levites, o had the oversight k vor, Sallai, ren, were over against them in the watches. of the outward? business of the house of verse 20. 10 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim

| Ezr. 3. 2, I also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat 17 And Mattaniahm the son of Micha,

Joshua.

Joiada, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was

11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, and the principal to begin then thanksgiving

Jonathan begat Jaddua. in prayer;o and Bakbukiah, the second | ror: Hagge

dolim.

12 And in the days of Joiakim were among his brethren, and Abda the son

priests, the chief of the fathers : of Se

fichap.11.17. of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of

raiah, Meraiah: of Jeremiah, Hananiah : Jeduthun.

pi.e. the

13 Of Ezra, Meshullam: of Amariah, 18 All the Levites in the holy city

psalms of Jehohanan :

thanks were two hundred fourscore and four.

14 Of Melicu, Jonathan: of Shebaniah,

giving. 19 Moreover, the porters, Akkub, Tal- |

Joseph:

o were over. mon, and their brethren that kept the

15 Of Harim, Adna: of Meraioth, Helgates,? were an hundred seventy and two.

ki Ch.26. 20.

kai: 20 And the residue of Israel, of the

of Israel of the 1 Ac. 6. 2, 3. 16 Of Iddo, Zechariah: of Ginnethon, priests and the Levites, were in all the cities mchap. 12. 8. Meshullam : of Judah, every one in his inheritance... ni Ch. 16. 4. 17 Of Abijah, Zichri: of Miniamin, of

21 But, the Nethinims dwelt in • Ophel: 25.4..6. Moadiab, Piltai: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethi • Phi. 4.6. | 18 Of Bilgah, Shammua: of Shemaiah, nims.

P verse 1.

Jehonathan: 22 The overseer also of the Levites at

T at the

19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai: of JeJerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the

gates.

daiah, Uzzi: son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah. / 9 Ps. 84. 10.

20 Of Sallai, Kallai : of Amok, Eber: the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, r chap. 3. 26. 21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah : of Jedaiah, the singers were over the business of the or, the

Nethaneel.

tower. house of God.

| 22 The Levites, in the days of Eliashib, 23 Fors it was the king's commandment |

$ Ezr. 6.8, 9. Joiada and Johanan, and Jaddua, were

7. 20, &c. Jo concerning them, that xa certain portion

recorded chief of the fathers : _also the should be for the singers, due for every day. Xo

X or, a

are ordi. priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian. 24 And Pethahiah the son of Mesheza

nance,

23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the beel, of the children of Zerah, the son of te 28 20 fathers, were written in the book of the Judah, was at « the king's hand in all

Zarah.

chronicles, even until the days of Johamatters concerning the people. .

u 1 Ch. 18.12/ nan the son of Eliashib. 25 And for the villages, with their fields."

v1 Ch.9. 14,

| 24 And the chief of the Levites : Hasome of the children of Judah dwelt at Kir

As I shabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of

&c. jath-arba,w and in the villages thereof, and w Jos. 14. 15. Kadmiel, with their brethren over against at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and

&Ich. XXII.them, to praise and to give thanks, accordat Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,

XXV.'| ing to the commandment2 of David the 26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah, and XXVI. man of God, wardy over against ward. at Beth-phelet,

y Ezr. 3. 11. 1 25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, 27 And at Hazar-shual, and at Beer-yor, trea- Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters, sheba, and in the villages thereof,

suries, or, keeping the ward at the ý thresholds of 28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah, assemblies. the gates. and in the villages thereof,

| 26 These were in the days of Joiakim

Dedication of the wall.
NEHEMIAH, XIII.

Abuses rectified, the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, | B. C. 445.1 45 And both the singers and the porters and in the days of Nehemiaha the govern

kept the ward of their God, and the ward or, and of Ezra the priest, theb scribe. a chap. 8. 9. of the purification, according to the com

27 And at the dedication of the wall of 6 Ezr.7. 6, 11. mandmentd of David, and of Solomon Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of

c Ps. 30, title. his son.

di Ch. XXV. all their places, to bring them to Jerusa

1 46 For in the days of David ande Asaph,

XXVI. lem, to keep the dedication with gladness, 62 Ch 29 30 1 of old, there were chief of the singers, and both with thanksgivings, and with singing, ri Ch. 25. 6. songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God. with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps. I 2 Ch. 5. 13. 47 And all Israel, in the days of Ze

28 And the sons of the singers gathered y Nu.18.21,26 rubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, themselves together, both out of the Bi.e. set gave the portions of the singers and the plain country round about Jerusalem, l' apart. porters every day his portion ;9 and they and from the villages of Netophathi;

y there was

B sanctified holy things unto the Levites, 29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and read. and the Levites sanctified then unto the out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: k chap.8.3,8. children of Aaron. for the singers had builded them villages De.31.11,12

CHAPTER XIII. round about Jerusalem.

* 2 Ki. 23. 2. On that day y they read" in the book of 30 And the priests and the Levites Sears. Moses in the d audience of the people; and purified themselves, and purified i thel · He. 5.1, 3. therein; was found written, that the Ampeople, and the gates, and the wall. De. 23.3, 4. monite and the Moabite should not come

31 Then I brought up, the princes of ▸ Mat.25.40. into the congregation of God for ever; Judah upon the wall, and appointed two

|lver. 38, 40. 2 Becausethey met not the children great companies of them that gave thanks,

m Nu. 22. 5. I of Israel with bread and with water, but

7 chap. 3. 13. whereof one went on the right hand upon

8: hired m Balaam o Nu. 24. 10.

against them, that he the wall, toward” the dung gate : ., De: 23:52 | should curse them; howbeito our God

32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and Jos. 24.9, 10 turned the curse into a blessing. half of the princes of Judah,

i Mi. 6.5.1, 3 Now it came to pass, when they had 33 And riah, Ezra, and Meshullam, P chap. 9. 2. heard the law, that they separatedp from

34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shema- s being set Israel all the mixed multitude. iah, and Jeremiah,

over.

4 And before this, Eliashib the priest, 35 And certain of the priests' sons with ? Nu. 10. 2, 8. Shaving the oversight of the chamber of the trumpets ;l namely, Zechariah the son of r chap.12.44. house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah : Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son 2 ch.01.11.

1 5 And he had prepared for him a great of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the

in the com

chamber, wherer aforetime they laid the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph;

mandment meat offerings, the frankincense, and the 36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and

of the

vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the

Levites. Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Netha

8 Nu.18.21,24

new wine, and the oii, which was n comneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the mu

t1 Ch. 23. 5.

manded to be given to the Levites, and sical instruments of David the man of è ch.3.15, &c: the singers, and the porters, and the God, and Ezra the scribe before them. Töchap. 5. 14. offerings of the priests. 37 And at the fountain gate, which was at the end

16 But in all this time was not I at over against them, they went up by the of days. Jerusalem : forv in the two and thirtieth stairs of the city of David, at the_going lör. I ear.

year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came up of the wall, above the house of David, 1

nestly re

I unto the king, and after certain days even unto the water gate eastward.

quested. K obtained I leave of the king. 38 And the otherw company of them that w jerse 31. 7 And I came to Jerusalem, and ungave thanks went over against them, and * chap. 8. 16. derstood of the evil that Eliashib did for I after them, and the half of the people | 2 Ki. 14. 13. Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in upon the wall, from beyond the tower of y Je. 32. 2. the courts of the house of God. the furnaces even unto the broad wall; 1 standing. 1 8 And it grieved me sore; therefore

39 And from above the gate of * Ephraim, u made their I cast forth all the household stuff of and above the old gate, and above the fish

voice to be Tobiah out of the chamber.. gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the heard. tower of Meah, even unto the sheep gate:

| - Ps. 81. 1. . I the chambers ; and thither brought I again

98. 4..6. and they stood still in the prison gate.

| the vessels of the house of God, with the

vor, store40 So stood the two companies of them

| meat offering and the frankincense.

houses, that gave thanks in the house of God, and

Mal. 3. 10.

| 10_And I perceived that the portions of I, and the half of the rulers with me: a verse 5.

| the Levites had not been given them : for 41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, chap.12.44. | the Levites and the singers that did the Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Ezr. 3. 13. work were fled every one to his field.

| at their I 11 Then contended I with the rulers, 42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and hand and said, Why is the house of God forEleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and ch.13.12,13. saken? And I gathered them together, Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And

d Ac. 6. 3. and set them in their place. the singers M sang loud,: with Jezrahiali 1 Ti. 3. 10. 12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of their overseer.

p it was

the corn, and the new wine, and the oil, 43 Also that day they offered great sacri- ' upon them. unto the v treasuri fices, and rejoiced; for God had made e Ps.122.6..9. 13 And I made treasurers over the them rejoice with great joy: the wives |

He. 6. 10.

treasuries, a Shelemiah the priest, and also and the children rejoiced ; so that the vi. e. ap.. Zadok the scribe; and of the Levites, joy of Jerusalem was heardb even afar off. I pointed by Pedaiah ; and next to them was Hanan

the law. 44 And at that time were some appoint

the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah ; ed over the chambers for the treasures, 1 + kindnes8e8. for they were counted faithful ;d and for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and o for the joy To their office was to distribute unto their for the tithes, to gather into them, out of of Judah. brethren. the fields of the cities, the portions o ofx stood. 14 Remembere me, O my God, conthe law for the priests and Levites : o for yor, obser. cerning this, and wipe not out my good Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the vations. deeds that I have done for the house of Levites that X waited.

-- my God, and for the 4 offices thereof.

sale., I

SO 4..6. the overs; and thither brought caused

so stood the two common

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