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The wall finished. the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye * exact of things done as thou sayest, but thou o feignest them them.

out of thine own heart. 12 Then said they, We will restore them, and will 9 For they all made us Pafraid, saying, " Their Il 32 y require nothing of them; so will we do as thou say-hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not


est. Then I called the priests, and took ? an oath of done. Now therefore, O God,' strengthen my hands. 1 Ps. 3ti. 2. 2. Niin.6, them, that they should do according to this promise. 10 Afterward I came unto the house of s Shemaiah 92 Tim. 1,

13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So "God shake the son of ' Delaiah, the son of Mehetabeel, who was
out every man from his house, and from his labour, "shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the
that performeth not this promise, even thus be he house of God, within the temple; and let us shut “Ezra 8,1%.
shaken out and emptied. And all the congregation the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay

said, “ Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee. Zech. 5, "did according to this promise.

11 And I said, Should y such a man as I flee? and 14 Moreover, from the time that I was appointed { z who is there that being as I am, would

I go into the Num. 5, to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the temple to save his life? I will not go in.

twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of 12 And, lo," I perceived that God had not sent i.

Artaxerxes the king, that is, e twelve years, I and my him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against ? Etod. 21, cimp. 2, 6. brethren have not eaten the 'bread of the governor. me: for Tobiah and Sauballat had hired him.

15 But the former governors that had been before 13 Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, s. me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of sil- for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

ver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the peo- 14 My God, think thou upon Tobiab and Sanbal- 22 Pr. 16,6. ple: but so did not I, & because of the fear of God. lat according to these their works, and on the proph- a Zeph. 5,

16 Yea, also, I continued in the work of this wall, etess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets that would 13. neither bought we any land : and all my servants have put me in fear. were gathered thither unto the work.

15'1 So the wall was finished in the twenty and Rev. 2, 20. : 17 Moreover, there werek at my table a hundred fifth day of the month Elul, & in fifty and two days. and fifty of the Jews and rulers, besides those that 16 And it came to pass, that when all our ene- chap. 4,1 came unto us from among the heathen that are mies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us.

about us saw these things, they were ' inuch cast b ch. 1, d. 18 Now that which was prepared for me daily was down in their own eyes : for they perceived that this i Job 12,5. 1. Kings 'one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were pre-work was wrought of our God.

pared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts 17 Moreover, in those days, the nobles of Judah
of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the 'sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Llam. 1, 1,
governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this Tobiah came unto them.

18 For there were many in Judah sworn unto him,
19 Think upon me, iny God, for good,” accord- { because he was the son-in-law of Shechaniah the son
ing to all that I have done for this people.

of “ Arah ; and his son Johanan had taken the daughCHAPTER VI.

ter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah. Sanballat practiseth by craft to terriíy Nehemiah. 19 Also they reported his † good deeds before mq, Heb. COW it came to pass, when Sanballat, and To- and uttered my words to him. And Tobiah sent Fsal. 10,8

biah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of leiters to put me in fear. our enemies, hcard that I had builded the wall, and

CHAPTER VII. * xH. 1,6. that there was no breach left therein, (though at that A register of those who returned-from Babylon. !, clap. 1,3. time I had not set up the doors upon the gates,) TOW it came to pass, when the wall was built,

2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, say- and I had set up the a doors, and the porters, a ch. 3,6 ing, Come, let us meet together in some one of the and the singers,"and the Levites were appointed,

villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to 2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hana- 1 Exra 10, els. 11, s. do me e mischief.

niah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem : chap. 1, 2 3 And ' I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am {(for he was a faithful man, and feared God above croch 18 2.9. doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: many :) ruar. i0

, why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and 3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jeru- d Rom. 15, come down to you?

salem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they Eph. 4, 13. 4 Yet they sent unto meh four times after this sort; stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them : and I's: 2.4 and I answered them after the same manner. appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, 2 let. 1, a

5 Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me, in like every one in his watch, and every one to be over
manner, the fifth time, with an open letter in his against his house.

4 Now the city was large and great: but the people 6 Wherein was written,' It is reported among the were few therein, and the houses were not builded. 15:56,12 * 1 Cor. 1, heathen, and Gashiu " saith it, that thou and the 5 And my God'put into my heart to gather to

Jews think to 'rebel : for which cause thou buildest gether the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that Earn 4, 13 the wall, that thou mayest le a their king, according they might be reckoned by genealogy: and I'found a my John 19, to these words.

register of the genealogy of them which came up at 7. And thou hast also appointed "prophets to preach the first, and found written therein, of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Ju- 6 These are the children of the province, that dah : and now shall it he reported to the king accord-went up out of the captivity, of those that had been ing to these words. Come now therefore, and let us carried away, whoin Nebuchadnezzar the king of take counsel together.

Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jeru8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such salem and to Judah, every one unto his city ;

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returned from Babylon. 7 Who came with " Zerubbabel ; Jeshua, Nehe- 43 The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kad- Beton

Colla miah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bil-miel, and of the children of || Hodevah, seventy and eir

shan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah: the num-four. do bied also ber, I say, of the men of the people of Israel, wus this: 44 The singers: the children of Asaph, a hundred 1:27 Hada

8 'The children of Parosh, two thousand a hundred forty and eight. seventy and two.

15 . The porters: the children of Shallum, the Ei 4, . 9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred sev-children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children he enty and two.

of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Sho- i. 15, 18. io The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.bai

, a hundred thirty and eight.

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11 The children of 'Pahath-moab, of the children 46 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the 2 Chron. &,

of Jeshua, and Joab, two thousand and eight hun-children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,
dred and eighteen.

47 The children of Keros, the children of Sia, the
12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred children of Padon,
2.". fifty and four.

48 The children of Lebana, the children of Ha- £103, 43.
13 The children of " Zattu, eight hundred forty gaba, the children of Shalmai,
and five.

49 The children of Hanan, the children of Giddel, 11, 2.
14 The children of “ Zaccai, seren hundred and the children of Gahar,

50 The children of Peaiah, the children of Rezin,
15 The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and the children of Nekoda,

51 The children of Gazzam, the children of Uzza,
16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and the children of Phascah,

52 The children of Besai, the children of Meunim,
17 The children of Azgad, two thousand three the children of Nephishesim,
hundred twenty and two.

53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of Haku-
18 The children of "Adonikam, six hundred three-{pha, the children of Harhur,
score and seven.

54 The children of Bazlith, the children of Mebi-
19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand three-da, the children of Harsha,
score and scven.

55 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera,
20 The children of P Adin, six hundred fifty and five. the children of Tamah,
21 The children of " Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and 56 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.

57 The children of Solomon's servants : the Ezra
22. The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the chil-
and eight.

dren of Perida,
23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty 58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon,
and four.

the children of Giddel,
24 The children of Hariph, a hundred and twelve. 59 The children of Shephatiah, the children of
25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five. Hattil, the children of Pochereth of Zebaim, the

26 The men of Beth-lehem, and Netophah, a childrep of Amon. der 21, . hundred fourscore and eight.

60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solo27 The men of ' Anathoth, a hundred twenty and mon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two. Mat. 2 1. eight.

61 And these were they which went up also from 28 The men of Beth-asmaveth, forty and two. Tel-melah, Tel-haresha, Cherub, Addon, and Im

29 The men of u Kirjath-jearim, Chephirah, and {mer: but they could not shew their father's house, Josh. !, Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three.

nor their seed, whether they were of Israel.
30 The men of * Ramah, and Gaha, six hundred 62 The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah,
twenty and one.

the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two.
31 The men of Michmas, a hundred and twenty 63 And of the priests: the children of Habaiah,

the children of Koz, the children of" Barzillai, which 25m, 32. The men of Beth-el and Ai, a hundred twenty took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to and three.

wife, and was called after their name. 33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty and two. 64 These sought their register among those that Lyra 2, 61.

3) The children of the other Elam, a thousand were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found :
two hundred fifty and four.

therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priest-
35 The children of Harim, three hundred and hood.

65 And the || Tirshatha said unto them, that they
36 The children of y Jericho, three hundred forty should not eat off the most holy things till there stood Garaget
Ezra 2, 34. and five.

up a priest with || Urim and Thummim. 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven 66 The whole congregation together wus forty and hess os hali Luke 19, 1. hundred twenty and one.

two thousand three hundred and threescore ;
38 The children of Senaah, three thousand nine 67 Besides their man-servants and their maid-ser- The

vants, of whom there were seven thousand three hun- and perfa 39 The priests : the children of Jedaiah, of the dred 'thirty and seven : and they had two hundred A., Zeck.e, 10.

house of Jeshua, nine hunrded seventy and three. forty and live singing-men and singing-women.

40 The children of Imnier, a thousand fifty and two. 68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six ; 11512

41 The children of Pashur, a thousand two huo- their mules, two hundred forty and five ;
dred forty and seven.

69 Their camels, four hundred thirty and five; col.33
42 The children of Harim, a thousand and seven-six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.

70 1 And some of the chief of the fathers gave unto

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reading and hearing the lunc. B-fore the work. The Tirshatha gave to the treasure a{to drink, and to send portions, and to make great

thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred mirth, "because they had understood the words that cir. 115. and thirty priests' garments.

were declared unto them. 71 And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the 13 1 And on the second day were gathered to- 12. Acts and treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of guld,gether the chief of the fathers of all the people, the eNuu. 29 Bas 2 and two thousand and two hundred pounds of silver. priests and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even ,

72 And that which the rest of the people gave was to understand the words of the law.
Pet. 1, 17. twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand 14 And they found written in the law which the

pounds of silver, and threescore and seven priests'{ LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children

of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the 73 So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, seventh month : pre 2.6 and the singers, and some of the people, and the Ne 15 And that they should publish and proclaim in 1 Ps. 81, I %,

"h , thinims, and all Israel,' dwelt in their cities; and all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth i Deut. 16, 2eci. 1, 11, when the 5 seventh month came, the children of unto the mount, and fetch "olive-branches, and pineIsrael were in their citics.

branches, and myrtle-branches, and palm-branches, Lev. 23, CHAPTER VIII.

and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is The religious manner of reading and hearing the law.

written. AND all the people gathered themselves together

16 So the people went forth, and brought them, and 1 Deut. 2 a as one man into the street that was before the made themselves booths, every one upon the 'roof of

water-gate; and they spake unto Ezra theuscribe, ş his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of 5. 2. Cor. d; to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the the house of God, and in the street of the water- n ch 8, 26 Col. 4, 17. Lord had commanded to Israel.

gate, anu in the streei of the gate of Ephraim. 2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the 17 And all the congregation of them that were - Deut. 3', congregation, both off men and women, and all that come again out of the captivity inade booths, and 'sat is!

could hear with understanding, upon the first day of under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the Alar. 15,9. the seventh month.

son of Nun, unto that day, had not the children of 3 And he read therein before the street that was Israel done so. And there was very great gladness.

b iter. 3 2. before the water-gate, from the morning until mid- 18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the 21. Lev. 23, day, before the men and the women, and those that last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And Lev. 2s,

could understand: and 'the ears of all the people they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day
were attentive unto the book of the law.

was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.
4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood,

CHAPTER IX. 15. k 15,21. which they had made for the purpose; and * beside Luke 18, him stood Matrithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Nobchilderwetsrael were assembled with "fast

A solemn fast, and repentance of the people.

TOW in twenty cGen. 37, Urijah. and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right Pinil 1,72" hand, and on bis left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, ing, and with sackclothes, and earth

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upon them. and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Haslıbadana, 2 And the secd of Israel separated themselves e 1 Kings Zechariah, and Meshullam.

from all strangers, and stood and 'confessed their 5 And Ezra 'opened the book in the sight of all sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.

the people; (ior hic was above all the people ;) and 3 And they stood up in their place, and read in mudges when he opened it, all the people stood up. the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth

6 And Ezra "blessed the Lord, the great God: and part of the day, and another fourth part they confess

all the people answered, o Amen, Amen, with plitting ed, and worshipped the Lord their God. .. Cor. 14, lip their hands; and they a bowed their heads, and 4 Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites,

worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. Jeshua, and Bani, Kadniel, Shebaniah, Bunni, ' Ex. 14,18

7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Sherebiah, Bani, und Chenani, and cried with a m Eph. 1, Akkub, Shabbeihai, Hodijah, Maasciah, Kelita, loud voice unto the LORD their God.

Azariah, Jozabad, Hanu, Pelaiah, and the Levites, 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, 122 C"%.20, caused the people to understand the law: and the Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and :? Chr. Ia people stood in their place.

Pethahiah, said, Stand up, and "bless the LORD your 8 So they read in the book, in the law of God. God for ever and ever; and blessed be thy" glorious distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. Izlohu understand the reading.

6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone : thou hast 9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and made heaven, the licaven of heavens, with all their i

o . Eccles... Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught host, P the earth, and all things that gie therein, the $ Josh. 24 James', 9; the people, said unto all the people, 'This day is holy seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest

unto the Lord your Gol; mourn not, nor weep. them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. " Gen. 17,5 Sings For all the people * wept when they heard the words 7 Thou dirt the LORD ihe God, who didst 'choose u Gen. 15, Tra. 66,2 of the law.

Abram, and broughtesi him forth out of Ur of the
10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the Chaldges, and gavest him the name of Abraham:
, Deut. 10, fat, and drink the sweet, and y send portions unto 8 And foundest "his heart faithful before thee, and

them for whom nothing is prepared : for this day is madest * a covenant with him, to give the land of the
holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Pe-
joy of the Lord is your strength.

rizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to 48. il So the Levitesstilled all the people, saying, give it, I say, to his ? seed, and hast perforined thy Heb. 6, b Isa. 22. 4. * Hold your peace; for the day is holy; neither be words; for thou art righteous : « Ex. 14,14. ye grieved.

9 And didst see the affliction of our fathers in c Ex. 3,7 12 And all the people went their way to eat, and Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red Sca:

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of God's gocdness, s.c. 10 And shewedsto signs and wonders upon Pha-z to turn them to thee; and they wrought great proCHRIST

raoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of vocations.
his land ; for thou knewest that they dealt proudly 27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand
against them : so didst thou get thee 8 a name, as it is of their enemies, who vexed them : and in the "time it
this day.

of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou , Zech. 13 11 And thou didst * divide the sea before them, so heardest them from heaven; and, according to thy

that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry manifold mercies, thou gavest them * saviours, who Judges 2, 1 Ex. 11;2. land; and their persecutors thou threwest into the saved them out of the hand of their enemies. i Ex. 15, 23. deeps,' as a stone into the mighty waters.

28 But after they had rest, they did evil again is.'

12 Moreover, thou " leddest them in the day by a before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of
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cloudy pillar, and in the night by a pillar of fire, to their enemies, so that they had the dominion over
give them light in the way wherein they should go. them : yet when they returned, and cried unto thee,

13 Thou camest down also upon'mount Sinai, and thou 'heardest them from heaven ; and many times 2 Lam. 3,22 spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them didst thou deliver them, according to thy mercies ;

right judgments and true laws, good statutes and 29 Anda testifiedst against them, that thou mightest 15. commandments :

bring them again unto thy law:yet they dealt proudly, 14 And madest known unto them thy holy sab- and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but b Ezek. 20, 06m. 2, 3. bath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, Ex.2. laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant :

he shall live in them,) and withdrew the shoulder, and Rom. 10, 5 15 And gavest them bread from heaven for their hardened their neck, and would not hear: hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the 30 Yet many years didst tbou forbear them, and Rom24 4 rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they testifiedst against them by thy Spirit in thy prophets ; a Mat 20

, Num. 20, 3. should go in to possess the land which thou hadstyet would they not give ear: therefore e gavest thou 19. 12Chr.7, l. sworn to give them.

them into the hand of the people of the lands.
16 But they and our fathers dealt * proudly, and 31 Nevertheless, for thy great mercies' sake, thou

hardened their necks, and "hearkened not to thy didst 5 not utterly consume them, nor forsake them ; . Ps. 106, ?, II's 105, commandments,

for thou art a gracious and merciful God. 17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of 32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, u Ex. 32, 9.

the wonders that thou didst among them; but harden- and the terrible God, who keepest covenant and mer- 67

ed their necks, and in their rebellion appointed 'acy, let not all the trouble seem little before thee, that i Isa. 40.). y Sam. 14, captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and

ready to pardon, gracious and mercifu!, slow to anger, on our priests, and onour prophets, and on our fathers, 1 Ex. 51, 7. and of great kindness, and forsookest them not. and on all thy people, since the time of the kings of k 2 Kings

18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, Assyria unto this day.

and said, This is thy god that brought thee up out of 33 Howbeit, thou art 'just in all that is brought Dett.524 9. Fol. 52, Egypt, and had wrought great provocations ; upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have

19 Yet thou, in thy manifold mercies, forsookest done wickedly :

them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud 34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our n Dan. 9, e. C Es. 49,32. departed not from them by day, to lead them in the priests, nor our fathers, kept thy law, nor hearkened

way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them unto thy commandments and thy testimonies, where-
light, and the way wherein they should go.

with thou didst testify against them.
€ Num. 11, 20 Thou gavest also thy** good Spirit to instruct 35 For they have not served thee in their kingdom,

them, and withheldest not thy 'manna from their and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and o Deut. 28, mouth, and gavest thein water for their thirst. in the large and fat land which thou gavest before

21 Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the them, neither turned they from their wicked works. & P2.34,10. wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their "clothes 36 Behold, we are servants this day; and for the p Rom. 2, 5. In Deut. 27. waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.

land that thou gavest uhto our fathers, to eat the q Deut. 22, 1, 106,57. 22 Moreover, thou gavest them kingdoms and na-fruit thereof, and the good thereof, behold, we are

tions, and didst divide them into corners : so they pos- servants in it:

sessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of 37 And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings sum. 21, * Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. whom thou hast sct over us because of our sins : also

23 Their children also multipliedst thou as the they have dominion over our bodies, and over our sureners stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, catile, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.

concerning which thou hadst promised to their fath- 38 And because of all this, we make a t sure he becomes Josh. 11, ers, that they should go in to possess it.

covenant, and write it : and our princes, Levites, and ing. 24 So the children went in and possessed the land, } priests, f seal unto it. o Ps. 46,3. and thou 'subduedst before them the inhabitants of the

land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, The names of them that sealed the covenant.

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25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, 2 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah, Platine and possessed "houses full of all goods, wells digged, 3 Pashur, Amariah, Nalchijah, llosen 13 , 7. vineyards, and olive-yards, and fruit-trees in abun- 4° Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch,

dance : so they did eat, and were filled, and became 5 Harim, Meremnoth, Obadiah, Mat. 17,4 fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodnese. 6 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

26 Neverthelessthey were disobedient, and rebelled 7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, Mat. 2, against thee, and cast thy law 'behind their backs, 8.Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah': these were the Sets 762" and slew thy prophets, which testified against them priests.

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The names of those that sealed the covenant. NEHEMIAH.

Those who dwelt at Jerusalem. 9 And the Levites : both Jeshua the son of Aza-chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of niah, Binnui of the sons of Yenadad, Kadmiel; our " ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites

10 And their brethren, 'Shebaniah, Hodijah, Ke- might have the || tithes in all the cities of our tillage. lita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

38 And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with 24. 11 Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,

the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Give tits 12 - Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the cen. 28, 22 13 Hodijah, Bani, Beninu.

house of our God, to the chambers, into the treas- Deut. 14,22 14 The + chief of the people ; Parosh, Pahath-ure-house.

ni Chris, chap.??, 8. moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,

39 For the children of Israel and the children of 2Chr. 31, 15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

Levi, shall bring the offering of the corn, of the 16 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the 17 Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur,

vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minis18 Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,

ter, and the porters, and the singers : and we will ps2,9 19 Hariph, Anathoth. Nebai,

noi forsake the house of our God. 20 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

21 Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua,

A catalogue of those who dwelt at Jerusalem.
22 Pelatiah, Hanan, i Anaiah,
23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,

the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring
24 Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek,

one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, 10 25 Rehum, Hashabnah,' Maaseiah,

and nine parts to dwell in other cities. 26 And Alijah, Hanan, Anan,

2 And the people blessed all the men that willingly series is 27 Malluch, Harim, " Baanah.

offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem. 28 1 And the rest of the people, the priests, the 3 Now these are the chief of the province that 5. Ezra 2, 70. Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and dwelt in Jerusalem, (but in the cites of Judah dwelt e Judg... oEzra 2, 43, all they that had é separated themselves from the every one in his possession in their cities, to wit

, Is- Psal 119,3 2:2 Cor. 6, people of the lands unto the law of God, their 9 wives, rael, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, Ezra 21.

their sons, and their daughters, every one having and the children of Solomon's servants. 91 Pet. 3,7. I knowledge, and having understanding;

4 And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children h1 Kings & 29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the Ezra 2 55. entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in children of Judah ; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the 11 Chr. 9,

t God's law, which was given " by Moses the servant son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of + Deut. 28, of God, and to observe and do all the command-Shephatiah, the son of Mabalaleel, of the children 15. & 2), 13, ments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments, of Perez; Eccl. 8, 2 and his statutes ;

5 And' Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of 30 And that we would not give our daughters Col-hozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, * Ps. 119,6. unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of John 15, 5. for our sons :

Sbiloni. 31 And if the people of the land bring 'ware or 6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at Jerusalem 2 ch. 13, 15 any victuals on the sabbath-day to sel., that we would were four hundred threescore and eight valiant men.

not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day; 7 And these are the sons of Benjamin ; Sallu Ex. 18, 21. Lev. 25, L. and thut we a would leave the seventh year, and the the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of 11 Chr. 9, 9 exaction of every debt.

Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, 32 Also we made crdinances for us, to charge the son of Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah.

ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel, for 8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred d Num. 28, the service of the house of our God;

twenty and eight.
33 For the eshew-bread, and for the continual

9 And Joel the son of Zichri was their moverseer : 7. & $.ev. 24,6. meat-offering, and for the continual burnt-offering, and Judah the son of Senuah vas second over the city. fchon

of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for the set feasts, 10 Of the priests : Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Acts 20, 28
ard for the holy things, and for the sin-offerings, to Jachin.
make an + atonement for Israel, and for all the work 11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshul-10,11
of the house of our God.

lam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son
34 And 'we cast the lots among the priests, the of Ahitub, was the || ruler of the house of God.

f Levites, and the people, for the 5 wood-offering, to 12 And their brethren that did the work of the iCtur. 18, $ !.c«.f.12. bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of house, were eight hundred twenty and two : and Isa. 40, is. our fathers, at times appointed, year by year, to burn Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the iz

upon the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written son of Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of Pashur,
in the law :

the son of Malchiah,
35 And to bring " the first-fruits of our ground, and 13 And his brethren, chief of the fathers, two hun-
the first-fruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, { dred sorty and two: and Amashai the son of Azareel,
unto the house of the LORD :

the son of Aliasai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son 36 Also the first-born of our sons, and of our cat- of Immer, i Ex. 13, 13. tle, (as it is written in the law,) and the ' firstlings of 14. P And their brethren, mighty men of valour, a p1 Chr. 8,

our herds, and of our flocks, to bring to the house of hundred twenty and eight: and their overseer was
our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of Zabdiel, || the son of one of the great men.
our God:

15 Also of the 4 Levites : Shemaiah the son of delim.
37 And that we should bring the "first-fruits of our Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hłashabiah, Chr. 9
dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner the son of Bunni:
of trees, of wine', and of oil, unto the priests, to the 16 And Shabbethai and Jozibad, of the chief of

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