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See 2 Sam. 143, 19
* ver. 26, 30.
g2 Chron. 30. 3.
23. 29. Isai. 58. 3,5 i Ps. 5.8.
2 ch, 7. 21.
Ezra imploreth God's favour by a fast. CHAP. IX.
The treasure is weighed.
unto the house of our God.
ment unto Iddo the chief at the place of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first t Hiebe put Casiphia, and +I told them what they month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the ch.7.6, 9, their soulk: should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren hand of our God was upon us, and he de
the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that livered us from the hand of the enemy,
32 And we
came to Jerusalem, and u Neh. 2. 11. 18 And by the good hand of our God abode there three days. Nich. 87 upon us they brought us a man of under 33 | Now on the fourth day was the
standing, of the sons of Mahli, the son of silver and the gold and the vessels * weigh-
19 And Hashabiah, and with him Je- and with him was Eleazar the son of
the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son
35 Also the children of those that had 21 [ Then I 6 proclaimed a fast there, been carried away, which were come out h Lev. 16. 29. at the river of Ahava, that we might af- of the captivity, offered burnt offerings So ch. 6.
flict ourselves before our God, to seek of unto the God of Israel, twelve bullocks
and seven lambs, twelve he goats for a sin k So I Cor.9. 22 For "I was ashamed to require of offering: all this was a burnt offering unto
the king a band of soldiers and horsemen the Lord.
us against the enemy in the way: 36 ( And they delivered the king's
because we had spoken unto the king, 'commissions unto the king's lieutenants, 1 ch.7. 6, 9 saying, "The hand of our God is upon all and to the governors on this side the river:
good that seek him; but his and they furthered the people, and the 9. Ron's power and his wrath is "against all them house of God. that "forsake him.
CHAP. IX. n Ps. 34. 16.
23 So we fasted and besought our God 1 Ezra mourneth for the affinity of the people
for this: and he was Pintreated of us. with strangers. 5 He prayeth unto God with pi Chron.3
24 Then I separated twelve of the confession of sins. 3. 12. lesi. chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, OWwhen these things were done,
and ten of their brethren with them,
25 And weighed unto them the sil- people of Israel, and the priests, and the ver, and the gold, and the vessels, even Levites, have not separated themselves bieb. 6. 21. the offering of the house of our God, from the people of the lands, doing ac- c Deut. 12. which the king, and his counsellers, and cording to their abominations, even of 30, 31. his lords, and all Israel there present, had the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizoffered:
zites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the 26 I even weighed unto their hand six Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorhundred and fifty talents of silver, and ites. silver vessels an hundred talents, and of 2 For they have taken of their daugh- 16. Deur ; gold an hundred talents;
ters for themselves, and for their sons: so 3. Neh. 13. 27 Also twenty basons of gold, of a that the holy seed have mingled them- Exod. 19. : Fleb.rola thousand drams; and two vessels of +fine selves with the people of those lands: yea, Deut. 7.6.& copper, +precious as gold.
the hand of the princes and rulers hath 14. 2. 28 And I said unto them, Ye are "holy been chief in this trespass. kar, 91.6 unto the LORD; the vessels are "holy 3 And when I heard this thing, I rent & Job 1. 20.
also; and the silver and the gold are a my garment and my mantle, and plucked : L.2.2 freewill offering unto the LORD God of off'the hair of my head and of my beard, 15, 19, 33. your fathers.
and sat down hastonied. 29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye 4 Then were assembled unto me every weigh them before the chief of the priests one that 'trembled at the words of the isal. 6. and the Levites, and chief of the fathers God of Israel, because of the transgresof Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers sion of those that had been carried away; of the house of the LORD.
and I sat astonied until the k evening k Exod. 2930 So took the priests and the Levites sacrifice. the weight of the silver, and the gold, and 5 7 And at the evening sacrifice I arose
m Ps. 13. 18, them for m
• 9 Chron. 15. 2.
20. 2 Chron.
457. a 1 Esdras &.
Sch. 7. 15,
d Exod. 34.
fe Cor. 6.14
b Ps. 143.4.
i ch. 10.3
nP's. 38. 4.
+ Heb, moment.
Ps. 13. 3. & 34 5.
Ezra prayeth to God.
He reformeth the people.
CHAP. X. CHRIST up from my || heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon 1 Shechaniah encourageth Ezra to reform the
strange marriages. 6 Esra mourning as Or, aflic my knees, and spread out my hands
sembleth the people. 9 The people, at the unto the LORD my God,
exhortation of Ezra, repent, and promise 6 And said, O my God, I am masham
amendment. 15 The care to perform it. m Dan. 9.7. ed and blush to lift up my face to thee, 18 The names of them which had married
my God: for our iniquities are increased strange wives. Or, guilti
TOW when a Esdras & 92 Chron. 'grown up unto the heavens.
7 Since the days of our fathers have and casting himself down b before the b. Chron. Ps. 106.6. P we been in a great trespass unto this day; house of God, there assembled unto him
and for our iniquities have we, our out of Israel a very great congregation of 36,69 en kings, and our priests, been delivered men and women and children; for the
+ Heb. wept into the hand of the kings of the lands, people + wept very sore.
to the sword, to captivity, and to a 2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, weeping. - Dan. 9.7,8. spoil, and to 'confusion of face, as it is one of the sons of Elam, answered and this day.
said unto Ezra, We have trespassed «Neh. 13.7. 8 And now for a + little space grace against our God, and have taken strange hath been shewed from the LORD our wives of the people of the land: yet God, to leave us a remnant to escape,
now there is hope in Israel concerning 100 g pin, and to give us || a nail in his holy place, this thing. constant and that our God may "lighten our eyes, and 3 Now therefore let us make a d cove- da Chren. So Isai. 22. give us a little reviving in our bondage. nant with our God + to put away all the rich to
bring jerit 9 + For we were bondmen; "yet our wives, and such as are born of them, ac
God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, cording to the counsel of my lord, and of Sch:936. but *hath extended mercy unto us in the those that tremble at the commandment the 94 x ch. 7. 28. sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a of our God; and let it be done according 3
reviving, to set up the house of our God, to the law. * Heb. to set and + to repair the desolations thereof, 4 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto
and to give us ' a wall in Judah and in thee: we also will be with thee: sbe of Chron. Jerusalem.
good courage, and do it. 10 And now, O our God, what shall 5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chief we say after this? for we have forsaken priests, the Levites, and all Israel, *to bNek. 5 12. thy commandments,
swear that they should do according to 11 Which thou hast commanded + by this word. And they sware. thy servants the prophets, saying, The 69 Then Ezra rose up from before i Esdras so
land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an the house of God, and went into the z ch. 6. 21. unclean land with the filthiness of the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib:
people of the lands, with their abomina- and when he came thither, he did eat no 5 Deat. 218 + Heb. from tions, which have filled it +from one end bread, nor drink water: for he mourned
to another with their uncleanness. because of the transgression of them that
12 Now therefore give not your had been carried away. a Exod.: daughters unto their sons, neither take 7 And they made proclamation
their daughters unto your sons, nor seek throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto b Deut. 23.6. their peace or their wealth for ever: that all the children of the captivity, that they
ye may be strong, and eat the good of the should gather themselves together unto c Prov. 13 land, and leave it for an inheritance to Jerusalem; your children for ever.
8 And that whosoever would not come 13 And after all that is come upon us within three days, according to the coun
for our evil deeds, and for our great tres- sel of the princes and the elders, all his * P5.103. 10. pass, seeing that thou our God at hast substance should be +forfeited, and him to Hebdo withheld be punished us less than our iniquities de- self separated from the congregation of
serve, and hast given us such deliverance those that had been carried away.
9 Then all the men of Judah and
mandments, and join in affinity with the unto Jerusalem within three days. It Neh. 13:23, people of these abominations? wouldest was the ninth month, and the twentieth g Deut.9. &
not thou be angry with us till thou hadst day of the month; and all the people Set Sets
trembling because of this matter, and for
righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as 10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and i Rom. 3. 19 it is this day: behold, we are 'before thee said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and Heh here * Cor. 15. kin our trespasses: for we cannot stand thave taken strange wives, to increase dwell, er, before thee because of this.
kar breek the trespass of Israel.
+ Heb. by the hand of thy servants.
mouth to mruth: as 9 hings 21.
32. 16. Deut. 7.3.
2. & 20.7.
a ver. 3.
Tenedodix this thing.
water be dispatebed.
The names of them which
had married strange wives 11 Now therefore “make confessionnai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Joza
unto the LORD God of your fathers, and bad, and Elasah.
Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
to stand without, neither is this a work of chiah, and Miamin, and Eleazar, and Mal-
26 And of the sons of Elam; Matta-
the elders of every city, and the judges and Zabad, and Aziza.
15 1 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel 29 And of the sons of Bani; Meshul| Heb. stood. and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah + were lam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and
employed about this matter: and Meshul- Sheal, and Ramoth.
Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah,
Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai,
ram, and Uel,
19 And they 'gave their hands that 40 || Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai, they would put away their wives; and 41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shema- cording to
being guilty, they offered a ram of the riah, 4 18.& 16. flock for their trespass.
42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.
thiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel,
and some of them had wives by whom
15 i Chron.
1 Or, Mabnadebai, ac.
7 Caroa. 30.
THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH.
came, he and certain men of Judah; c Horlorer 1 Nehemiah, understanding by Hanani the and I asked them concerning the Jews
misery of Jerusalem, mourneth, fasteth, that had escaped, which were left of
the captivity, and concerning Jeru-
3 And they said unto me, The remnant
province are in great affliction and re-
Teachelshof "And it came to pass in
b ch. 2. 17.
d Dan. 9.4
40. Dan. 9. 17, 18.
ich. 514 & 13.6.
h Ps. 106. 6.
I Lev. 26.39,
29, 30, 31. & 30. 2.
& 7.6, 9, 25 ver. 18
NEHEMIAH. Nehemiah's request, and commission. broken down, and the gates thereof are king live for ever: why should not my chieferst cir. 466." burned with fire.
countenance be sad, when the city, the 4 And it came to pass, when I heard place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth e ch. 1.3 these words, that I sat down and wept, waste, and the gates thereof are conand mourned certain days, and fasted, sumed with fire? and prayed before the God of heaven, 4 Then the king said unto me, For
5 And said, I beseech thee, O Lord what dost thou make request? So I pray
God of heaven, the great and terrible ed to the God of heaven.
for them that love him and observe his the king, and if thy servant have found
favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest 6 Let thine ear now be attentive, send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fel Kings 8. and 'thine eyes open, that thou mayest fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it. aChron... hear the prayer of thy servant, which I 6 And the king said unto me, (the
pray before thee now, day and night, for 1 t queen also sitting by him,) For how + Heb. trife.
the children of Israel thy servants, and long shall thy journey be? and when 8 Dan. 9. 20. & confess the sins of the children of Is- wilt thou return? So it pleased the king
rael, which we have sinned against thee: to send me; and I set him 'a time.
7" We have dealt very corruptly against please the king, let letters be given me to i Dewr. 28. thee, and have 'not kept the command the governors beyond the river, that they
ments, nor the statutes, nor the judg- may convey me over till I come into
8 And a letter unto Asaph the keeper
that thou commandedst thy servant Mo- timber to make beams for the gates of the by Lov. 26. 33. ses, saying, “ If ye transgress, I will scatter palace which appertained 3 to the house, & ch. 3 :20, 27. & 28. you abroad among the nations:
and for the wall of the city, and for the 9 "But if ye turn unto me, and keep house that I shall enter into. And the de Deu. my commandments, and do them; "though king granted me, "according to the good
there were of you cast out unto the ut- hand of my God upon me.
ther them from thence, and will bring yond the river, and gave them the king's
of the army and horsemen with me.
11 O LORD, I beseech thee, olet now there was come a man to seek the wel.
servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, 11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was i Esra & ya Isai. 26. & who P desire to fear thy name: and pros- there three days.
per, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and 12 | And I arose in the night, I and
any man what my God had put in my
heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was
there any beast with me, save the beast
13 And I went out by night "by the Chrs.
I broken down, and the gates thereof were less A Dicit came to pass in the month consumed with fire.
14 Then I went on to the "gate of the * ck 3 15 a Ezra 9.1. * Artaxerxes the king, that wine was be- fountain, and to the king's pool: but there b ch. 1. 11. fore him; and "I took up the wine, and was no place for the beast that was under gave it unto the king. Now I had not
me to pass.
2 Wherefore the king said unto me, "brook, and viewed the wall, and turned :
Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou back, and entered by the gate of the val& Prov. 15. art not sick? this is nothing else but ley, and so returned.
sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore 16 And the rulers knew not whither I
went, or what I did; neither had I as
n Deut. 9. 29. Dan.9.15.
13. di Kingst. 31. Dan. 2. 4. & 5. 10. & 6.6, 21.
och. 1. 3. Ps. 44.13.& 79.4 Jer. 24. 9. Ezek.
m ch. 12. 38.
a cb. 19. 10.
The names and order of then
that builded the wall. c Herotest nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor 9 And next unto them repaired Reto the rest that did the work.
phaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the
11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and 18 Then I told them of P the hand of Hashub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired Still, 15. my God which was good upon me; as the t other piece, "and the tower of the Heb.second
also the king's words that he had spoken furnaces.
unto me. And they said, Let us rise up 12 And next unto him repaired Shalq? Sam. 2.7. and build. So they " strengthened their lum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of hands for this good work.
the half part of Jerusalem, he and his
and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built 3.4. 3. 'laughed us to scorn, and despised us, it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks
and said, What is this thing that ye do? thereof, and the bars thereof, and a
thousand cubits on the wall unto "the ch. 2. 13.
prosper us; therefore we his servants will chiah the son of Řechab, the ruler of + Esra 4.3 arise and build : *but ye have no portion, part of Beth-haccerem; he built it, and nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem. set up the doors thereof, the locks thereCHAP. III.
of, and the bars thereof.
paired Shallun the son of Col-hozeh, the
up with his brethren the priests, covered it, and set up the doors thereof, b Jeha 5.2 band they builded the sheep gate; they the locks thereof, and the bars thereof,
sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; and the wall of the pool of Siloah by John 9. 7. ech 12 Ceven unto the tower of Meah they sanc the king's garden, and unto the stairs 21. 38. tified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
that down from the city of David. 2 And t next unto him builded the 16 After him repaired Nehemiah the • Ezra 2 34. men of Jericho. And next to them
son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part builded Zaccur the son of Imri.
of Beth-zur, unto the place over against 5 'But the fish gate did the sons of the sepulchres of David, and to the pool 2 Kines an. 2. Zeph. Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams that was made, and unto the house of 11. Seech. 6. thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the mighty:
the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. 17 And after him repaired the Levites,
4 And next unto them repaired Mere- Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him
the half part of Keilah.
repaired; but their nobles put not their son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, anoE Jods. 5% necks to the work of their Lord. ther piece over against the going up to i ca. 12. 28. 6 Moreover the old gate repaired Je- the armoury at the 'turning of the wall. Chron.
7 And next unto them repaired Mela- priest.
ashib even to the end of the house of
Zech. 10 + Heb.at his
f 2 Cbron. 3-4 cb.