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Those who builded the wall.

NEHEMIAH.

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.
27 After them the Tekoites repaired 9 Nevertheless we made our prayer

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
28 From above the horse gate re- the bearers of burdens is decayed, and
paired the priests, every one over against there is much rubbish; so that we are not
his house.

able to build the wall.
29 After them repaired Zadok the son 11 And our adversaries said, They shall
of Immer over against his house. After not know, neither see, till we come in
him repaired also Shemaiah the son of the midst among them, and slay them,
Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate. and cause the work to cease.

30 After him repaired Hananiah the 12 And it came to pass, that when
son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth the Jews which dwelt by them came,
son of Zalaph, another piece. After him they said unto us ten times, || From all 110k het
repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah places whence ye shall return unto us places
over against his chamber.

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,
32 And between the going up of the 14 And I looked, and rose up, and
corner unto the sheep gate repaired the said unto the nobles, and to the rulers,
goldsmiths and the merchants.

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
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ballat heard that we builded the to nought, that we returned all of us to
wall, he was wroth, and took great indig- the wall, every one unto his work.
nation, and mocked the Jews.

16 And it came to pass from that time
2 And he spake before his brethren forth, that the half of my servants wrought

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
make an end in a day? will they revive were behind all the house of Judah.
the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish 17 They which builded on the wall,
which are burned ?

and they that bare burdens, with those
3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by that laded, every one with one of his
him, and he said, Even that which they hands wrought in the work, and with the
build, if a fox go up, he shall even break other hand held a weapon.
down their stone wall.

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

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Nehemiah reformeth usury.
CHAP. V. VI.

His hospitality.
the rulers, and to the rest of the people, our God " because of the reproach of the
The work is great and large, and we are heathen our enemies?
separated upon the wall, one far from 10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my b 2 Sam. 12.
another.

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.
. Exod. 14 unto us: "our God shall fight for us. ii Restore, I pray you, to them, even

21 So we laboured in the work: and this day, their lands, their vineyards, their
Josh 2e half of them held the spears from the oliveyards, and their houses, also the

rising of the morning till the stars ap- hundredth part of the money, and of the
peared.

corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact
22 Likewise at the same time said I of them.
unto the people, Let every one with his 12 Then said they, We will restore
servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in them, and will require nothing of them;
the night they may be a guard to us, and so will we do as thou sayest. Then I
labour on the day.

called the priests, i and took an oath of jEzra 10.5
23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor them, that they should do according to
my servants, nor the men of the guard this promise.

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
CHAP. V.

this promise, even thus be he shaken out,
1 The Jews complain of their debt, mortgage; tion said, Amen, and praised the Lord. void.

and '+emptied. And all the congrega- empty, or,
and bondage. 6 Nehemiah rebuketh the
asurers, and causeth them to make a cove And the people did according to this 2 Kings 23.
nant of restitution. 14 He forbeareth his promise.
own allowance, and keepeth hospitality. 14 | Moreover from the time that I
was a great

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
and some of our daughters are brought un an hundred and fifty of the Jews and ru- 19.
to bondage already: neither is it in our lers, beside those that came unto us from
power to redeem them; for other men among the heathen that are about us.
have our lands and vineyards.

18 Now that " which was prepared for 22.
6 And I was very angry when I heard me daily was one ox and six choice sheep;
their cry and these words.

also fowls were prepared for me, and once
7 Then ti consulted with myself, and in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet
suited size. I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and for all this frequired not I the bread of
Erode said unto them, Ye exact usury, every the governor, because the bondage was
Ezek 22 one of his brother. And I set a great heavy upon this people.
assembly against them.

19 Think upon me, my God, for good,
8 And I said unto them, We after our according to all that I have done for this
ability have fredeemed our brethren the people.
Jews, which were sold unto the heathen;

CHAP. VI.
and will ye even sell your brethren? or
shall they be sold unto us? Then held | 1 Sanballat practiseth by craft, by rumours,
they their peace, and found nothing to by hired prophecies, to terrify Nehemiah.

15 The work is finished to the terror of the
answer.

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

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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.
3 And I sent messengers unto them, was wrought of our God.
saying, I am doing a great work, so that 17 Moreover in those days the no-
I cannot come down: why should the bles of Judah t sent many letters unto che
work cease, whilst I leave it, and come Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came latere pas
down to you?

unto them.
4 Yet they sent unto me four times 18 For there were many in Judah sworn
after this sort; and I answered them unto him, because he was the son in law
after the same manner.

of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his
5 | Then sent Sanballat his servant son Johanan had taken the daughter of
unto me in like manner the fifth time Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
with an open letter in his hand;

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
feb. 2. 19. it, that thou and the Jews think to 're- in fear.
bel: for which cause thou buildest the

CHAP. VII.
wall, that thou mayest be their king, ac | Nehemiah committeth the charge of Jeru-
cording to these words.

salem to Hanani and Hananiah. 5 A re-
7 And thou hast also appointed pro-

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.

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are no such things done as thou sayest, doors, and the porters and the singers
but thou feignest them out of thine own and the Levites were appointed,
heart.

9 That I gave my brother Hanani, and
9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge och 2 &
Their hands shall be weakened from the over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful
work, that it be not done. Now, there- man, and “ feared God above many.
fore, O God, strengthen my hands.

3 And I said unto them, Let not the
10 1 Afterward I came unto the house gates of Jerusalem be opened until the
of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son sun be hot; and while they stand by, let
of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he them shut the doors, and bar them: and
said, Let us meet together in the house appoint watches of the inhabitants of Je-
of God, within the teniple, and let us shut rusalem, every one in his watch, and every
the doors of the temple: for they will one to be over against his house.
come to slay thee; yea, in the night will 4 Now the city was + large and great; Reb brod
they come to slay thee.

but the people were few therein, and the
i1 And I said, Should such a man as houses were not builded.
I flee? and who is there, that, being as I 5 ( And my God put into mine heart
am, would go into the temple to save his to gather together the nobles, and the
life? I will not go in.

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
Sanballat had hired him.

written therein,
13 Therefore was he hired, that I 6 These are the children of the pro-
should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and vince, that went up out of the captivity, se
that they might have matter for an evil of those that had been carried away,
report, that they might reproach me. whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Baby-

14 6 My God, think thou upon Tobiah | lon had carried away, and came again to

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A register of those that

CHAP. VII.

returned from Babylon.
Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto 35 The children of Harim, three hun-
cir. 536." his city;

dred and twenty.
7 Who came with Zerubbabel, Je 36 The children of Jericho, three hun-
hoop Sepatu shua, Nehemiah, || Azariah, Raamiah, dred forty and five.

Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispe 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and
reth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The num- Ono, seven hundred twenty and one.
ber, I say, of the men of the people of 38 The children of Senaah, three thou-
Israel was this;

sand nine hundred and thirty.
8 The children of Parosh, two thou 39 | The priests: the children of Je- f1 Chron.
sand an hundred seventy and two. daiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hun-

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-
two hundred fifty and four.

shua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of
13 The children of Zattu, eight hun-| || Hodevah, seventy and four.
dred forty and five.

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
16 The children of Bebai, six hundred children of Hatita, the children of Shobai,
twenty and eight.

an hundred thirty and eight.
17 The children of Azgad, two thou 46 The Nethinims: the children of
sand three hundred twenty and two. Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the

18 The children of Adonikam, six children of Tabbaoth,
hundred threescore and seven.

47 The children of Keros, the children
19 The children of Bigvai, two thou- of || Sia, the children of Padon,
sand threescore and seven.

48. The children of Lebana, the child-
20 The children of Adin, six hundred ren of Hagaba, the children of ||Shalmai, Or, Shame
fifty and five.

49 The children of Hanan, the children
21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, of Giddel, the children of Gahar,
ninety and eight.

50 The children of Reaiah, the child-
22 The children of Hashum, three ren of Rezin, the children of Nekoda,
hundred twenty and eight.

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-
twenty and eight.

ren of Sisera, the children of Tamah,
28 'The men of || Beth-azmaveth, forty 56 The children of Neziah, the child-
and two.

ren of Hatipha.
29 The men of || Kirjath-jearim, Che 57 | The children of Solomon's serv-
phirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty ants: the children of Sotai, the children
and three.

of Sophereth, the children of ||Perida,
30 The men of Ramah and Gaba, six 58 The children of Jaala, the children
hundred twenty and
one.

of Darkon, the children of Giddel,
31 The men of Michmas, an hundred 59 The children of Shephatiah, the
and twenty and two.

children of Hattil, the children of Poche-
32 The men of Beth-el and Ai, an reth of Zebaim, the children of ||Amon. Or, Ami.
hundred twenty and three.

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.

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The whole number of the people.

NEHEMIAH.

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.
ren of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, with understanding, upon the first day 11, 12
six hundred forty and two.

of the seventh month.
63 | And of the priests: the children 3 And he read therein before the

in hearing
of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the street that was before the water gate
children of Barzillai, which took one of † from the morning until midday, be the be from
the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite fore the men and the women, and those
to wife, and was called after their name. that could understand; and the ears of

64 These sought their register among all the people were attentive unto the
those that were reckoned by genealogy, book of the law.
but it was not found: therefore were 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a
they, as polluted, put from the priest- + pulpit of wood, which they had made + Heb.
hood.

for the purpose; and beside him stood wood.
65 And || the Tirshatha said unto them, Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and
that they should not eat of the most holy Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on
things, till there stood up a priest with his right hand; and on his left hand, Pe-
Urim and Thummim.

daiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and
66 9 The whole congregation together Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah,
was forty and two thousand three hun- and Meshullam.
dred and threescore,

5 And Ezra opened the book in the
67 Beside their manservants and their + sight of all the people; (for he was + Heb eyes
maidservants, of whom there were seven above all the people;) and when he
thousand three hundred thirty and seven: opened it, all the people stood up:
and they had two hundred forty and five 6 And Ezra blessed the Lord, the
singing men and singing women. great God. And all the people 6 answer- ad Cor. 14

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.
sand and two hundred pound of silver. 9 And Nehemiah, which is || the Eraze

72. And that which the rest of the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, 10.1
people gave was twenty thousand drams "and the Levites that taught the people,
of gold, and two thousand pound of said unto all the people, * This day is Chrase
silver, and threescore and seven priests' holy unto the LORD your God; omourn
garments.

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
Israel were in their cities.

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,
1 The religious manner of reading and hear-

ing the law. 9 They comfort the people. saying, Hold your peace, for the day is
13° The forwardness of them to hear and holy: neither be ye grieved.
be instructed. 16 They keep the feast of 12 And all the people went their way
tabernacles.

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.
« Eera 7.6. and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to 13 1 And on the second day were ga-

bring the book of the law of Moses, which thered together the chief of the fathers
the Lord had commanded to Israel. of all the people, the priests, and the Le-

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