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Those who dwelt at Jerusalem.


The inhabitants of other cities.

of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah,
son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni. the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph,

6 All the sons of Perez that dwelt at the singers were over the business of the
Jerusalem were four hundred threescore house of God.
and eight valiant men.

23 For "it was the king's command- See. Ezra
7 And these are the sons of Benjamin; ment concerning them, that || a certain 20, &c
Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of portion should be for the singers, due for Ordinance
Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of every day
Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of 24 And Pethahiah the son of Meshe-
Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah.

zabeel, of the children of " Zerah the son o Gen. 38
8 And after him Gabbai, Sallai, nine of Judah, was at the king's hand in all o 1 Chron

hundred twenty and eight.

matters concerning the people.
9 And Joel the son of Zichri was 25 And for the villages, with their
their overseer: and Judah the son of fields, some of the children of Judah
Senuah was second over the city. dwelt at 'Kirjath-arba, and in the vil-p, Josh. 14

10 h Of the priests : Jedaiah the son lages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the
of Joiarib, Jachin.

villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in
11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son the villages thereof,
of Meshullam,'the son of Zadok, the 26 And at Jeshua, and at Moladah,
son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, was and at Beth-phelet,
the ruler of the house of God.

27 And at Hazar-shual, and at Beer-
12 And their brethren that did the sheba, and in the villages thereof,
work of the house were eight hundred 28 And at Ziklag, and at Mekonah,
twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of and in the villages thereof,
Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of 29 And at En-simmon, and at Zareah,
Amzi, the son of Zechariah, the son of and at Jarmuth,
Pashur, the son of Malchiah,

30 Zanoah, Adullam, and in their vil.
13 And his brethren, chief of the fa- lages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof,
thers, two hundred forty and two: and at Azekah, and in the villages thereof.
Amashai the son of Azareel, the son of And they dwelt from Beer-sheba unto
Ahasai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son the valley of Hinnom.
of Immer,

31 The children also of Benjamin
14 And their brethren, mighty men of 1 from Geba dwelt || at Michmash, and cor, et lieta

valgur, an hundred twenty and eight: Äija, and Beth-el, and in their villages, which means
1 Or, the son and their overseer was Zabdiel, || the son 32 And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
of Haggedo-
of one of the great med.

33 Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
15 Also of the Levites: Shemaiah the 34 Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the

35 Lod, and Ono," the valley of crafts- ochran
son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;

16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of 36 And of the Levites were divisions
+ Heb. were the chief of the Levites, thad the over in Judah, and in Benjamin.
Chron. sight of the outward business of the
house of God.

17 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, The priests, 8 and the Levites, which came
the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was

up with Zerubbabel. 10 The succession of
the principal to begin the thanksgiving

high priests. 22 Certain chief Levites. 27

The solemnity of the dedication of the walls.
in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second 44 The offices of priests and Levites appoint-
among his brethren, and Abda the son

ed in the temple.
of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son OW these are the priests and the
of Jeduthun.

18 All the Levites in «the holy city babel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: 1 Or, Skate
were two hundred fourscore and four. bSeraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

19 Moreover the porters, Akkub, 2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,

Talmon, and their brethren that kept 3 || Shechaniah,|| Rehum, || Meremoth, oh, Per 15 the f the gates, were an hundred seventy 4 iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah,
and two.

5 ||Miamin, || Maadiah, Bilgah,
20 | And the residue of Israel, of the 6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
priests, and the Levites, were in all the 7 || Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah

. Por,
cities of Judah, every one in his in- These were the chief of the priests and does com

of their brethren in the days of a Jeshua. ver. n 211 But the Nethinims dwelt in l/Ophel:

8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Bin-Exmaz..
and Ziha and Gispa were over the Ne- nui, Kadmiel

, Sherebiah, Judah, and Zech,
22 The overseer also of the Levites at giving, he and his brethren.

Mattaniah, ‘which was over the || thanks
Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the 9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their ing.



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The succession of high priests.


The dedication of the wall. brethren, were over against them in the

30 And the priests and the Levites pu- CHRIST cir. Sja watches.

rified themselves, and purified the peo-
10 9 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joia- ple, and the gates, and the wall.
kim also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib be 31 Then I brought up the princes of
gat Joiada,

Judah upon the wall, and appointed two
11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, and great companies of them that gave thanks,
Jonathan begat Jaddua.

whereof one went on the right hand up12 And in the days of Joiakim were on the wall 'toward the dung gate: priests, the chief of the fathers: of Serai 32 And after them went Hoshaiah,and & 3.13 ah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; half of the princes of Judah,

13 Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, 33 And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,

34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemai-
14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Sheba-ah, and Jeremiah,
niah, Joseph;

35 And certain of the priests' sons
15 Of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, P with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the r Namb. io.

son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, 16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, the son of Mattaniah, the son of MichaiMeshullam;

ah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph: 17 Of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin; 36 And bis brethren, Shemaiah, and of Moadiah, Piltai;

Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Netha18 Of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemai- neel, and Judah, Hanani, with the mu- !! Chroa. ah, Jehonathan;

sical instruments of David the man of 19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Je-God, and Ezra the scribe before them. daiah, Uzzi;

37 'And at the fountain gate, which 20 Of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber; was over against them, they went up by 21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, { 'the stairs of the city of David, at the sch. 3. 15. Nethaneel.

going up of the wall, above the house of 22 9 The Levites in the days of Elia- David, even unto' the water gate eastward. Le shib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, "And the other company of them y See ver. were recorded chief of the fathers: also the that gave thanks went over against them, priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian. and I after them, and the half of the peo

23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the ple upon the wall, from beyond the x ch. 3.11. fathers

, were written in the book of the tower of the furnaces even unto "the y ch. 3.8. chronicles, even until the days of Joha- broad wall; nan the son of Eliashib.

39 ' And from above the gate of 12 Kings 14 24 And the chief of the Levites: Ha- Ephraim, and above the old gate, and a ch. 3.6. shabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son above the fish gate, and the tower of beh. 3. 3. of Kadmiel, with their brethren over Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even against them, to praise and to give thanks, unto the sheep gate: and they stood a ch. 3- 32. according to the commandment of Da- still in the prison gate. vid the man of God, h ward over against 40 So stood the two companies of them

that gave thanks in the house of God, 25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Oba- and I, and the half of the rulers with me: diah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were 41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaporters keeping the ward at the || thresh seiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Ze

chariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets; 26 These were in the days of Joiakim 42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and

the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and here and in the days of Nehemiah "the gover- Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the

nor, and of Ezra the priest," the scribe, singers t sang loud, with Jezrahiah their their roman

27 { And at 'the dedication of the overseer. in het wall of Jerusalem they sought the Le

43 Also that day they offered great vites out of all their places, to bring them sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had

with gladness, both with thanksgivings, wives also and the children rejoiced: so times and with singing, with cymbals, psalte that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even

afar off. 28 And the sons of the singers gather

44 ff And at that time were some ap- 13.11,12. ed themselves together, both out of the pointed over the chambers for the trea- i13. 5, 12, plain country round about Jerusalem, sures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and from the villages of Netophathi;

and for the tithes, to gather into them bypoate sa 29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of the cities the portions the law. out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: ll of the law for the priests and Levites: the joy of for the singers had builded them villages

for Judah rejoiced for the priests and Jadah. round about Jerusalem.

for the Levites † that waited.

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Nehemiah reformeth

certain abuses. 45 And both the singers and the por

10 9 And I perceived that the por- chRIST ters kept the ward of their God, and the tions of the Levites had not been given 'Chron. ward of the purification, according to them: for the Levites and the singers, i Mal. 38.

the commandment of David, and of So- that did the work, were fled every one to
lomon his son.

mhis field.
46 For in the days of David band A 11 Then "contended I with the rulers,
2 Chrou. 29. saph of old there were chief of the singers, and said, 'Why is the house of God for-

and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto saken? And I gathered them together,

and set them in their tplace.
47 And all Israel in the days of Ze 12 'Then brought all Judah the tithe p ch. 10. 3*,
rubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, of the corn and the new wine and the oil

gave the portions of the singers and the unto the || treasuries. Numb. 18. porters, every day his portion: 'and they

13 ' And I made treasurers over the 9 ch.12 4+ 11 sanctified holy things unto the Levites; treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Za- ia. and the Levites sanctified them unto dok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pethe children of Aaron.

daiah : and † next to them was Hanan CHAP. XIII.

the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah:
1 Upon the reading of the law separation is for they were counted 'faithful, and their 10.7;

made from the mixed multitude. 4 Nehest office was to distribute unto their
miah at his return causeth the chambers to be thren.
cleansed. 10 Hereformeth the offices in the

14 'Remember me, O my God, con- . 22. 31.
house of God. 15 The violation of the sab-
bath, 33 and the marriages with strange cerning this, and wipe not out my † good lieb, kind's

deeds that Í have done for the house of ONo that day in they read in the book my God, and

for the || offices thereof. *":3. Isai: people; and therein was found written, treading wine presses on the sabbath, iefsel.

6 that the Ammonite and the Moabite and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses;
should not come into the congregation of as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all man-
God for ever;

ner of burdens, which they brought into the 2 Because they met not the children Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I tes- 31.

of Israel with bread and with water, but tified against them in the day wherein ş. Some hired Balaam against them, that he they sold victuals.

should curse them : & howbeit our God 16 There dwelt men of Tyre also 11.&. 4.10. turned the curse into a blessing.

therein, which brought fish, and all man3 Now it came to pass, when they had ner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto so besos 2 & heard the law, that they separated from the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. Israel all the mixed multitude.

17 "Then I contended with the nobles * ver. Il 4 And before this, Eliashib the priest, of Judah, and said unto them, What evil set over. ch. t having the oversight of the chamber of thing is this that ye do, and profane the

the house of our God, was allied unto sabbath day?
Tobiah :

18 Did


fathers thus, and did » Jer. 15. 11, 5 And he had prepared for him a great not our God bring all this evil upon us, f ch12. 44. chamber, 'where aforetime they laid the and upon this city? yet ye bring more

meat offerings, the frankincense, and the wrath upon Israel by profaning the sab-
vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new bath.

wine, and the oil, +6 which was command 19 And it came to pass, that when the meriton the ed to be given to the Levites, and the gates of Jerusalem "began to be dark be- L.33 5 Numb. 18. singers, and the porters; and the offer- fore the sabbath, I commanded that the ings of the priests.

gates should be shut, and charged that 6 But in all this time was not I at Je- they should not be opened till after the h ch.5. 14. rusalem: "for in the two and thirtieth sabbath: "and some of my servants set I les 15.2,

year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came at the gates, that there should no burden
I unto the king, and after certain days be brought in on the sabbath day.
|| obtained I leave of the king:

20 So the merchants and sellers of all
7 And I came to Jerusalem, and un- kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem
derstood of the evil that Eliashib did once or twice.
for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber 21 Then I stified against them, and
in the courts of the house of God. said unto them, Why lodge ye tabout for the

8 And it grieved me sore: therefore I the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay wali? cast forth all the houshold stuff of To- hands on you. From that time forth biah out of the chamber.

came they no more on the sabbath. 9 Then I commanded, and they cleans 22 And I commanded the Levites that ed the chambers: and thither brought I they should cleanse themselves, and that again the vessels of the house of God, they should come and keep the gates, to withthe meat offeringand the frankincense. sanctify the sabbath day. “Remember ever. It is

9. 10.
d Numb. 23.

Dent. 23. 5.



+ Heh, the command

21, 2+

cir. 434

the end of
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i rer. 1, 5

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cir. 434



in ch. 12. 10, 22.

Ahasuerus royal feasts.


Vashti, sent for, refuseth to conue. CHRIST me, O my God, concerning this also, and

him king over all Israel: ' nevertheless spare me according to the ll greatness of even him did outlandish women cause eir. 434. ! Or, sulti- thy mercy.

to sin.

ki Kings II. 23 S In those days also saw I Jews 27 Shall we then hearken unto you to 4, &c. + Heb. mend that fa had married wives of Ashdod, of do all this great evil, to transgress against 1 Ezra 10. 2. duell wich Ammon, and of Moab:

our God in marrying strange wives? 24 And their children spake half in 28 And one of the sons of Joiada, Euraya the speech of Ashdod, and ficould not

the son of Eliashib the high priest, was discerned not speak in the Jews' language, but accord son in law to Sanballat the Horonite:

ing to the language fof each people. therefore I chased him from me. people and

25 And I contended with them, and 29 "Remember them, O my God, + be- ch.6.14.

|| cursed them, and smote certain of them, cause they have defiled the priesthood, the dehlings. 107, revited and plucked off their hair, and made and othe covenant of the priesthood, and · Mal

. 2. 4. them'swear by God, saying, Ye shall of the Levites. nor take their daughters unto your sons, strangers, and 'appointed the wards of .ch. 12. 1, or for yourselves.

the priests and the Levites, every one in g 1 Kings 11.

26 Did not Solomon king of Israel his business; h i Kings 3. sin by these things? yet "among many si And for 'the wood offering, at r ch. 10. 34.

nations was there no king like him, who times appointed, and for the firstfruits. i 2 Sam. 12. was beloved of his God, and God made *Remember me, O my God, for good.

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8 And the drinking was according to
cir. sa1. 1 Ahasuerus maketh royal feasts. 10 Vashti, the law; none did compel: for so the

sent for, refuseth to come. 13 Ahasuerus, king had appointed to all the officers of
by the counsel of Memucan, maketh the de- his house, that they should do according
cree of men's sovereignty.

to every man's pleasure.
TOW it came to pass in the days of 9 Also Vashti the queen made a feast
Ezra 4.6.

* Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus for the women in the royal house which

which reigned, from India even unto belonged to king Ahasuerus. ¢ Dan. 6. ; Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven 10°9 On the seventh day, when the h2 Sam. 13. and twenty provinces :)

heart of the king was merry with wine, 2 That in those days, when the king he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, 'Har- i ch. 7. 9. Kingsl. Ahasuerus d sat on the throne of his king- bona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Neb. 1.1. dom, which was in "Shushan the palace, Carcas, the seven || chamberlains that 10r,

3 In the third year of his reign, he served in the presence of Ahasuerus the
Gen. 10. 20. I made a feast unto all his princes and his king,
Bfark 6. 21. servants; the power of Persia and Media, 11 To bring Vashti the queen before

the nobles and princes of the provinces, the king with the crown royal, to shew
being before him:

the people and the princes her beauty:
4 When he shewed the riches of his for she was f fair to look on.
glorious kingdom and the honour of his 12 But the queen Vashti refused to nance.
excellent majesty many days, even an come at the king's commandment + by Heby which
hundred and fourscore days.

his chamberlains: therefore was the king hand of his 5 And when these days were expired, very wroth, and his anger burned in him. the king made a feast unto all the people 13 | Then the king said to the kwise k Jer. 10.7. that were + present in Shushan the men, which knew the times, (for so was Matt. 2. 1. palace, both unto great and small, seven the king's manner toward all that knew Chron. days, in the court of the garden of the law and judgment: king's palace;

14 And the next unto him was Car6 Where were white, green, and ||blue, shena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Seed hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the "se- m Ezra 7.14. An-2 ** and purple to silver rings and pillars of ven princes of Persia and Media, "which 1,2 Kingo 25.

marble: the beds were of gold and sil saw the king's face, and which sat the
ad ver, upon a pavement || of red, and blue, first in the kingdom;)
and white, and black, marble.

15 + What shall we do unto the queen I. del 7 And they gave them drink in vessels Vashti according to law, because she hath + Heb, size of gold, (the vessels being diverse one not performed the commandment of the

from another,) and royal wine in abun king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains? • Heb. he dance, taccording to the state of the 16 And Memucan answered before the

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Vashti's punishment.


Esther is preferred before the rest. hath not done wrong to the king only, | And the thing pleased the king; and he but also to all the princes, and to all the did so. people that are in all the provinces of the 5 Now in Shushan the palace there king Ahasuerus.

was a certain Jew, whose name was Mor17 For this deed of the queen shall decai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei,

come abroad unto all women, so that the son of Kish, a Benjamite; • Eph. 5- 33. they shall °despise their husbands in their 6 Who had been carried away from b2 Kingt 24.

eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Jerusalem with the captivity which had 2 Chron. 36.
Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen been carried away with || Jeconiah king
to be brought in before him, but she of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king the may ones
came not.

of Babylon had carried away.
18 Likewise shall the ladies of Persia 7 And he + brought up Hadassah, that Heb. men

, Epb. and Media say this day unto all the king's is, Esther, “his uncle's daughter: for she 6.4 princes, which have heard of the deed of had neither father nor mother, and the the queen. Thus shall there arise too maid was t fair and beautiful; whom Mor- Heb. fair much contempt and wrath.

decai, when her father and mother were sued at 19 + If it please the king, let there go dead, took for his own daughter.

a royal commandment from him, and 8 I So it came to pass, when the Hele denom let iť be written among the laws of the king's commandment and his decree was Heb. thae Persians and the Medes, † that it be not heard, and when many maidens were away, ch... altered, That Vashti come no more before gathered together unto Shushan the d ver. 3. 82. Vis.n. 6. 8, king Ahasuerus; and let the king give palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Heb. unto her royal estate tunto another that is Esther was brought also unto the king's better than she.

house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of
20 And when the king's decree which the women.
he shall make shall be published through 9 And the maiden pleased him, and

out all his empire, (for it is great,) all the she obtained kindness of him; and he p Eph. 5. 33. wives shall 'give to their husbands ho- speedily gave her her things for purifi-ver. 3, 12. nour, both to great and small.

cation, with † such things as belonged to Heb. her 21 And the saying t pleased the king her, and seven maidens, which were meet and the princes; and the king did accord- to be given her, out of the king's house : ing to the word of Memucan:

and the preferred her and her maids Heb 22 For he sent letters into all the unto the best place of the house of the king's provinces, 'into every province women. according to the writing thereof, and to 10 'Esther had not shewed her people frer. so.

every people after their language, that nor her kindred: for Mordecai had chargEph. 5.? every man should "bear rule in his own ed her that she should not shew it.

house, and + that it should be published 11 And Mordecai walked every day one shoulent according to the language of every people. before the court of the women's house,

tto know how Esther did, and what Hebut thelanguage CHAP. II.

should become of her.
of his people. 1 Out of the choice of virgins a queen is to be 12 | Now when every maid's turn

chosen. 5 Mordecai the nursing father of was come to go in to king Ahasuerus,
Esther. 5 Esther is preferred by Hegai after that she had been twelve months,
before the rest. 12 The manner of purifica-
tion, and going in to the king. 15 Esther according to the manner of the women,
best pleasing the king is made queen. 21 (for so were the days of their purifications
Mordecai discovering a treason is recorded accomplished, to wit, six months with oil
in the chronicles.

of myrrh, and six months with sweet

FTER these things, when the wrath odours, and with other things for the pu

of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he rifying of the women;)

remembered Vashti, and what she had 13 Then thus came every maiden unto ach 1.19,20. done, and "what was decreed against her. the king; whatsoever she desired was

2 Then said the king's servants that given her to go with her out of the house ministered unto him, Let there be fair of the women unto the king's house. young virgins sought for the king:

14 In the evening she went, and on the 3 And let the king appoint officers in morrow she returned into the second all the provinces of his kingdom, that they house of the women, to the custody of may gather together all the fair young Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which

virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the kept the concubines: she came in unto Heb. unto house of the women, tunto the custody the king no more, except the king de1 Or, Hegai, of || Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper lighted in her, and that she were called

of the women; and let their things for by name.
purification be given them:

15 Now when the turn of Esther,

cir. 315 4 And let the maiden which pleaseth 3 the daughter of Abihail the uncle of 5 ver. the king be queen instead of Vashti. Mordecai, who had taken her for his

changed kr.

q ch.8.9.

23, 24. Tim 2. 12.

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