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15. Jer. 18
t ver. 19.
& 1. .
~ Ezra 1. 43. ch.11. 21.
CTTer to it.
v 2 Chron.
& 1237 a 2 Kings 11. 16. 2 Chron. 23, 15 Jer. 31. 49.
Those who builded the wall.
Nehemiah appointeth a watch. him repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah 5 And cover not their iniquity, and the son of Ananiah by his house. let not their sin be blotted out from be
24 After him repaired Binnui the son fore thee: for they have provoked thee to Para of Henadad another piece, from the house anger before the builders. of Azariah unto the turning of the wall, 6 So built we the wall; and all the wall 2 even unto the corner.
was joined together unto the half thereof: 25 Palal the son of Uzai, over against for the people had a mind to work. the turning of the wall, and the tower 7 | But it came to pass, that.' when fver. l.
which lieth out from the king's high Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, Jer:32. 2; house, that was by the court of the and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites,
prison. After him Pedaiah the son of heard that the walls of Jerusalem + were * HebeParosh.
made up, and that the breaches began to 26 Moreover *the Nethinims || dwelt be stopped, then they were very wroth, Or, whicb in ' || Ophel, unto the place over against 8 And conspired all of them together & Pl. 83. 3. to
"the water gate toward the east, and the to come and to fight against Jerusalem, paired unto. tower that lieth out.
and + to hinder it.
another piece, over against the great unto our God, and set a watch against hPa 5015. 2. ch. 8.1, 3. tower that lieth out, even unto the wall them day and night, because of them. of Ophel.
10 And Judah said, The strength of
able to build the wall.
30 After him repaired Hananiah the 12 And it came to pass, that when
they will be upon you. 31 After him repaired Malchiah the 13 | Therefore set I fin the lower Heb. from goldsmith's son unto the place of the places behind the wall, and on the higher parts of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over places, I even set the people after their piso, ko
against the gate Miphkad, and to the families with their swords, their spears, corner ll going up of the corner.
and their bows,
and to the rest of the people, 'Be not Numb. CHAP. IV.
ye afraid of them: remember the LORD, 1 While the enemies scoff, Nehemiah prayeth which is great and terrible, and fight for Deat
. 10 and continueth the work. 7 Understanding your brethren, your sons, and your daugh- 1a sam ja the wrath and secrets of the enemy, he set ters, your wives, and your houses. teth a ratch. 13 He armeth the labourers, 15 And it came to pass, when our 19 and giveth military precepts.
enemies heard that it was known unto
ballat heard that we builded the to nought, that we returned all of us to
16 And it came to pass from that time
and the army of Samaria, and said, What in the work, and the other half of them * Heb. leave do these feeble Jews? will they + fortify held both the spears, the shields, and the
themselves? will they sacrifice? will they bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers
and they that bare burdens, with those
18 For the builders, every one had his 4 Hear, O our God; for we are + de- sword girded + by his side, and so builded. Thish sa is Heb. de spised: and turn their reproach upon And he that sounded the trumpet was
their own head, and give them for a prey by me. Prov.334 in the land of captivity:
19 And I said unto the nobles, and to
a ch. 2. 10, 19.
b ch. 2. 10,
c Ps. 13. 3 4.
d Ps. 79. 12.
1+ 25. Deut.
with his kepon for water. See Judg. 5. 11.
m ch. 13. 6.
35, 36, 37. Deut. 15 7.
Nehemiah reformeth usury.
servants, might exact of them money and . Rome. 20 In what place therefore ye hear the corn: I pray you, let us leave off this 13.
sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither usury.
21 So we laboured in the work: and this day, their lands, their vineyards, their
rising of the morning till the stars ap- hundredth part of the money, and of the
corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact
called the priests, i and took an oath of jEzra 10.5
which followed me, none of us put off our 13 Also k I shook my lap, and said, So his Matt. 19. 1.On enemy clothes, || saving that every one put them God shake out every man from his house, 5i. & 18. 6. off for washing.
and from his labour, performeth not
this promise, even thus be he shaken out,
and '+emptied. And all the congrega- empty, or,
was appointed their governor b Ler. 25 their brethren the Jews.
even unto the two and thirtieth year of 2 For there were that said, We, our Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, sons, and our daughters, are many: there I and my brethren have "not eaten the 2 Cor. 9. fore we take up corn for them, that we
bread of the governor. may eat, and live.
15 But the former governors that had 3 Some also there were that said, We been before me were chargeable unto the have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and people, and had taken of them bread and houses, that we might buy corn, because wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, of the dearth.
even their servants bare rule over the 4 There were also that said, We have people: but oso did not I, because of the CPI! borrowed money for the king's tribute, fear of God.
and that upon our lands and vineyards. 16 Yea, also I continued in the work € Isai. 587.
5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of of this wall, neither bought we any land:
our brethren, our children as their child- and all my servants were gathered thither & Bod". ren: and, lo, we bring into bondage our unto the work.
sons and our daughters to be servants, 17 Moreover there were 'at my table kom 18.7
18 Now that " which was prepared for 22.
also fowls were prepared for me, and once
19 Think upon me, my God, for good,
15 The work is finished to the terror of the
enemies. 17 Secret intelligence passeth 9 Also I said, It is not good that ye between the enemies and the nobles of JuLev.98 36 do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of
p ver. 9.
ri Kings 4.
. ver. 14, 15
t ch. 13. .
cl'rov. 26. 24, 25
8. 12. ch.11.
Sanballat trieth to terrify Nehemiah. NEHEMIAH.
The wall is finished. OW it came to pass, “when Sanbal. | and Sanballat according to these their .ch. 9. 10, Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, and the rest of the prophets, that would i Ezek. 13. 19% 4.1,7 heard that I had builded the wall, and have put me in fear. anu, ver. 6. that there was no breach left therein; 15 | So the wall was finished in the b ch. 3. 1,3- ("though at that time I had not set up twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in the doors upon the gates;)
fifty and two days. 2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent 16 And it came to pass, that when all k ch. 2. 10. unto me, saying, Come, let us meet toge- our enemies heard thereof, and all the 6. 1:
ther in some one of the villages in the heathen that were about us saw these things, 1 Chron, plain of " Ono. But they thought to do they were much cast down in their own me mischief.
eyes: for 1 they perceived that this work 1 PL 126.2.
of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his
19 Also they reported his good deeds 6 Wherein was written, It is reported before me, and uttered my || words to 10r, matter shem, ver. 1.
among the heathen, and || Gashmu saith him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me
salem to Hanani and Hananiah. 5 A re-
gister of the genealogy of them which came phets to preach of thee at Jerusalem,
at the first out of Babylon, 8 of the people, saying, There is a king in Judah: and
39 of the priests, 43 of the Levites, 46 of
the Nethinims, 57 of Solomon's servants, 63 now shall it be reported to the king ac and of the priests which could not find their cording to these words.
Come now pedigree. 66 The whole number of them, therefore, and let us take counsel to with their substance. 70 Their oblations. gether.
TOW it came to pass, when the wall
y Or, Ge
are no such things done as thou sayest, doors, and the porters and the singers
9 That I gave my brother Hanani, and
3 And I said unto them, Let not the
but the people were few therein, and the
rulers, and the people, that they might 12 And, lo, I perceived that God had be reckoned by genealogy. And I found Ezek. 13. not sent him; but that she pronounced a register of the genealogy of them
this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and which came up at the first, and found
14 6 My God, think thou upon Tobiah | lon had carried away, and came again to
1 Chron. 9. 12. & 24.9.
1 Or, Hodaeinh, Ezra 2.
1 Or, Siaha,
A register of those that
returned from Babylon.
dred and twenty.
Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispe 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and
sand nine hundred and thirty.
9 The children of Shephatiah, three dred seventy and three. hundred seventy and two.
40 The children of Immer, a thou- .. Chron. 10 The children of Arah, six hundred sand fifty and two. fifty and two.
41 The children of hPashur, a thou- 1 Ser ii The children of Pahath-moab, of sand two hundred forty and seven. the children of Jeshua and Joab, two 42 The children of Harim, a thou- 11 Chrul. thousand and eight hundred and eighteen. sand and seventeen.
12 The children of Elam, a thousand 43 1 The Levites: the children of Je-
shua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of
44 The singers: the children of Asaph, 92.0" 14 The children of Zaccai, seven hun an hundred forty and eight.
, Ezra 3dred and threescore.
45 The porters: the children of Shal15 The children of || Binnui, six hun- lum, the children of Ater, the children of dred forty and eight.
Talmon, the children of Akkub, the
an hundred thirty and eight.
18 The children of Adonikam, six children of Tabbaoth,
47 The children of Keros, the children
48. The children of Lebana, the child-
49 The children of Hanan, the children
50 The children of Reaiah, the child-
51 The children of Gazzam, the child23 The children of Bezai, three hun ren of Uzza, the children of Phaseah, dred twenty and four.
52 The children of Besai, the childOre Jore. 24 The children of || Hariph, an hun- ren of Meunim, the children of | Ne- \0r, Nephrt. dred and twelve.
phishesim, 1 Or, Golbar. 25 The children of || Gibeon, ninety 53 The children of Bakbuk, the childand five.
ren of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, 26 The men of Beth-lehem and Neto 54 The children of || Bazlith, the child- 1.1. Bazphah, an hundred fourscore and eight. ren of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred 55 The children of Barkos, the child-
ren of Sisera, the children of Tamah,
ren of Hatipha.
of Sophereth, the children of ||Perida,
of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
children of Hattil, the children of Poche-
60 All the Nethinims, and the child53 The men of the other Nebo, fifty ren of Solomon's servants, were three and two.
hundred ninety and two. Seven
34 The children of the other E 61 "And these were they which went k Ezra 2. 59. lam, a thousand two hundred fifty and up also from Tel-melah, Tel-haresha, Chefour.
rub, || Addon, and Immer: but they could 105, Addar.
1 Or, Peruda.
+ Hob, that understood
1 Or, the go. rernor, ch. 8. 9.
9 Chron. 18.
The whole number of the people.
The law expounded by Ezra. not shew their father's house, nor their 2 And Ezra the priest brought a the cir. 536. ll seed, whether they were of Israel. law before the congregation both of men Or, pedi
62 The children of Delaiah, the child and women, and all + that could hear a Deut. 31.
of the seventh month.
64 These sought their register among all the people were attentive unto the
for the purpose; and beside him stood wood.
daiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and
5 And Ezra opened the book in the
68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty ed, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their a Lam. 3. 41. and six: their mules, two hundred forty hands: and they i bowed their heads, and Time and five:
worshipped the LORD with their faces to & lar; 69 Their camels, four hundred thirty the ground. and five: six thousand seven hundred and 7. Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sheretwenty asses.
biah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, 70 | And t some of the chief of the Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hafathers gave unto the work. The Tir- nan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, * caused Lev. 10.11. shatha gave to the treasure a thousand the people to understand the law; and 2 Chron li drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred the people stood in their place. and thirty priests' garments.
8 So they read in the book in the 71 And some of the chief of the fathers law of God distinctly, and gave the u So Ezra 2. gave to the treasure of the work "twenty sense, and caused them to understand
thousand drams of gold, and two thou- the reading.
72. And that which the rest of the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, 10.1
not, nor weep.
For all the people wept, 73 So the priests, and the Levites, and when they heard the words of the law. the porters, and the singers, and some of 10 Then he said unto them, Go your
the people, and the Nethinims, and all way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, n Ezra 3. 1. Israel, dwelt in their cities; "and when and send portions unto them for whom prstk. $ as
the seventh month came, the children of nothing is prepared: for this day is holy la
unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for
the joy of the Lord is your strength. CHAP. VIII.
ii So the Levites stilled all the people,
ing the law. 9 They comfort the people. saying, Hold your peace, for the day is
to eat, and to drink, and to send por. q ver. In A
selves together as one man into the they had' understood the words that were rver. ;, &
street that was before the water gate; declared unto them.
bring the book of the law of Moses, which thered together the chief of the fathers
+ Heb. part. I ch. 8.3.
1 Or, ther
n Lev. 23Namba
cir. 415. a Ezra 3.1. i Esdras 9. 38, &c. b ch. 3. 26.