God's First Truth: Tyndale/Rogers
he book of Nehemiah
of Nehemiah the son of . t in the month , in the twentieth year, I was in the Hanani, one of my brethren, camecertain men of Judah and I asked them the Jews that escaped the captivity, and Jerusalem. And they said unto me The remnant of the captivity in the in great and he wall of Jerusalem broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.
I heard these words, I sat down and wept, and mourned days, and fasted and prayed before the God of heavennd said O God of heaven, th great and terrible God, that covenant and mercy for them that love and observe commandments: Let thine ear, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee day and night for the children of Israel thy servants, and the sins of the children of Israel, which we have against thee
I and my fathers house have sinned. We have corrupt thee, have not kept the commandments, statutes, , which thou commandedst thy servant Moses. the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments and do them though were cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven yet will I gather from thence, and will bring unto the place that I have chosen my name there. are thy servants and thy people whom thou hast thy great power to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name and thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the kings .
n the month Nisan in the twentieth year of the wine before him I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king I in his presence. the king unto me Why said unto the king and the gates thereof are consumed with fire Then the king unto me what th request? I praye to the God of heavennd said unto the king If it please the king, and if thy servant in thy sight send me Judah unto the city of my fathers, that I may build it.
And the king said unto me, the queen by him how long shall thy journey and when wilt thou ? it pleased the king to send me and I set him a time said unto the kingf it please the king, let letters to the beyond the , that they may convey me over till I come into Judah And letter unto Asaph the of the kings , that he may give me beams the gates of the palace which the house and the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king me according to the good hand of God upon me I came to the beyond the , gave them the kings letters. the king sent captains and horsemen with me.
hen the Horonite and Tobiah the servant the Ammonite heard it grieved them that there was come a man the of the children of Israel. I came to Jerusalem, and there three days I in the night, and few men with me told man what God had in my heart to do at Jerusalem: there beast with me, save that I rode upon. And I by night valley before the ragon well, and to the , and the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, and the thereof consumed with fire. I went the , and to the in the night by the brook, and the wall, and turned back and the valley
And the rulers knew not whither I went or what I did had I told the Jews the priests, said I unto them Ye see the that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire come let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a . I told them of the hand of my God which was upon me the kings words that he had spoken unto me. And they saidet us up and build strengthened good.
But when the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant the Ammonite, and Gesem the Arabian heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and saidhat thi that ye do? ill ye the king? Then answered I them, and said God of heaven ye have no portion, nor right, nor in Jerusalem.
Eliasib the high priest up with his brethren the priests, and builded the hey it, and set up the doors of it even unto the tower of Meah they it, unto the tower of Hananeel. ext unto him builded the men of Jericho. And the son of the son of oz. ext unto the son of the son of . ext unto Zado the son of Baana. ext unto ut their put not their necks to the of their Lord.
old gate Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and the son of , and Jadon the , men of Gibeon and of the of the on this side the . Next unto him Uiel the son of Harhaiah the goldsmith. Next unto him Hananiah the and they Jerusalem unto the broad wall. ext unto Rphaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half of Jerusalem. ext unto Jedaiah the son of over against his house. ext unto him the son of . the son of Harim, and Hasub the son of the other piece, and the tower the furnace.
unto him the son of Halohes the ruler of the half of Jerusalem, and his daughters.
The valley gate Hanun, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the . But the Mlchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of
, the ruler of part of e it, covered it, and set the doors, locks, and bars thereof, and the wall the pool of Siloah by the kings garden, unto the that go down from the city of David. After him Nehemiah the son of , the ruler of the half of Bethzur, untthe over against the of David, and to the pool and unto the house of the mighty.
After him the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him Hashabiah the ruler of the half Keilah in his . After him their brethren, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half of Keilah. him Ezer the son of Jesua, the ruler of piece over against the . After him Baruch the son of the other piece, from the unto the door of the house of Eliasib the high priest. After him the son of Uriah the son of piece, from the door of the house of Eliasib even the house of . And after him the priests, the men of the . After him Benjamin and Hasub over against their house. After Aariah the son of Maasiah the son of Ananiah his house. After him Bnui the son of Henadad piece from the house of Aariah unto the turning, unto the corner.
the son of over against the and the tower which lieth out from the house, the court of the prison. After him Pdaiah the son of the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the toward the east the tower that lieth out. After the piece over against the great tower that lieth , unto the wall of Ophel.
rom the the priests, every one over against his house. After them Zadok the son of over against his house. After him the son of the keeper of the east gate. After him Hananiah the son of Selemiah, and Hanun the son of Zalaph, . After him the son of over against his . After him Mlchiah the goldsmiths son unt the of the Nethinims, and of the merchants over against gate, and to the the corner unto the the goldsmiths and the merchants.
But when heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth and took great indignation and mocked the Jewsnd before his brethren and the of Samaria What do
Tobiah the Ammonite him said the build, if a fox go up, he shall break down their stone wall. Hear our God we are despised turn their upon their own head, give them in the land of captivityover not their , and not their sin from : for they have provoked the builders. we the wall
, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and Ammonites, and heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the begn to they were very wroth, nd conspired all together to come and fight against Jerusalem, and to . Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set day and night them. And Judah saidhe strength of the bearers is , and there is much we are not able to build the wall. And our adversaries hey shall not know neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and the work. when the Jews dwelt places behind the wall, up, and said unto the and rulers, and to the people
Be not ye afraid of them the great and fight for your brethren, sons, daughters, wives, and your houses. when our enemies heard that it, God brought their counsel to nought, we to the wall, every one unto his .
And from that time forth, that the half of the , and the other half held spears, shields, bows, and and the rulers behind all the house of Judah which builded on the wall, and bare burdens, those that ith one hand the work, and with the other held weapon. th builde, had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And the
And I said unto the , and rulers, and to the peoplehe work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall one far from another. n what place ye hear the of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto usur God shall fight for us we in the worknd half of them held the spears from the morning till the stars . at the same time said I unto the people every one with his servant Jerusalem, that in the night may the men of the me, put off our clothes,
and of their wives against their brethren the Jews. there were that said our sons and daughters are many our lands, vineyards, and houses,
our lands and vineyards. of our daughters are have our lands and vineyards.
when I heard their the rulers, and said unto them after our ability have our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the eathennd will ye sell your brethren unto us? Then held they their peace, and nothing to answer
not good that ye dought ye not to walk in the fear of God because of the of the eathen our enemies? I and my brethren, and my servants them money and corn:
, their vineyards, We will restore them and will require nothing of them will do as thou . I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do . I shook my lap, and said God shake out every man from his house and from his labor, that not this even thus be he shaken out, and . And all the congregation said Amen, and praised the . And the people did
in the land of Juda, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of that is twelve years I and my brethren chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, forty of silver their servants the peopleut so did not I, because of the fear of God. all my servants unto the work. Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, came unto from among the eathen that are about us. once in ten days of wineet required not I the of the bondage was th people. Think upon me my God, according to all that I have done for this people.
Tobiah, and Gesem the Arabian, and the of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there no therein ( at time had not the doors upon the gates) and Gesem sent unto me, sayingome let us meet together in the villages the plain of Ono. they thought to do me . I sent messengers unto them, saying I a great I cannot come down should , I , and cme down to you they sent unto me four times after the same manner. Then sent his servant unto me the fifth time with an open letter in his handherein was writtent is the eathen, and saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel:
for which cause thou buildest the wall, to preach of thee at Jerusalem,
now therefore, and let us take counsel together. I sent unto him sayinghere no such thing done as thou sayest thou out of thine own heart. For they all mae us afraidheir hands from the work, that not . strengthen my . I came unto the house of Semaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, shut and saidet us together in the house of God, the temple, and shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee in the night will they come to . I saidhould such man as I flee? is that, being as I am, go the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
I perceived that God had not sent him he prophecy me Tobiah and had hired him
I should do so, and sinthat they might have an evil report me. My God think thou upon Tobiah and according to these their works, and o the Noadiah and the rophets, that would have put me in fear.
the wall was finished the when all our enemies heard thereof, all the eathen that were about us, were their : for they perceived that this work
unto Tobiah, and the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah and his son Johanan had the daughter of the son of they good before me, and my words nd Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
the doors, and the porters singers and Levites were appointed I my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God manynd I said unto themet not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until sn be and while they every one in his watch, and but the people were few therein, and the houses were
register of the of them which came up the and found written therein These are the of the that went up the captivity of away, whom the king of Babylon had away and came again to Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city came with , Jesua, Nehemiah, Aariah, Raamiah, Nahamani,
of the men of the people of Israel The children of , two thousand an hundred seventy children of Sphatiah, three hundred seventy The children of Arah, six hundred and two. The children of the children of Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteen. The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and four. The children of , eight hundred and five. The children of , seven hundred and threescore The children of , six hundred and eight. The children of Bebai, six hundred and eight. The children of Agad, two thousand three hundred and . The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore. The children of Bigai, two thousand threescore. The children of Adin, six hundred and five. The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety. The children of Hasum, three hundred twenty. The children of Bezai, three hundred and four. The children of Hariph, an hundred and twelve. The children of , ninety. The men of Bethlehem and Netophah, an hundred fourscore.
men of Anathoth, an hundred and eight. The men of of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and three. The men of Ramah and Gba, six hundred and one. The men of Mchmas, an hundred and and . The men of Bethel and Ai, an hundred and three. The men of the other Nebo, and two The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred and four. The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty. The children of Jericho three hundred and five. The children of Lodadid and Ono, seven hundred and one. The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
The priestshe children of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and three The children of , a thousand and two. The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred and seven The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.
The Levites the children of Jeshua of , the children of Hodah, seventy. The singers the children of Asaph, an hundred and eight.
The porters: he children of , the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akub, the children of Hatita, the children of Sobai, an hundred and eight.
The Nethinims the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabaoth, The children of , the children of Sia, the children of Padon, The children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Salmai, he children of Hanan, he children of Gidel, the children of Gahr, he children of Reaia, he children of Rzin, the children of , the children of Ua, the children of Phaseah, he children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of , The children of , the children of Haupha, the children of Harhur, The children of Bzlith, the children of Mhida, the children of Harsa, The children of , the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah, The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
The children of Solomons servants the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, The children of Jaala, the children of Daron, the children of Gidel, The children of Sphatiah, the children of , the children of Pochereth of Zbaim, the children of Amon. All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomons servants, were three hundred and two.
And these went up also, , Cherub, Adon, and : but they could not shw their fathers house, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel. The children of Dlaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Neoda, six hundred and two. And of the children of Hbaiah, the children of , the children of , which took one of the daughters of the to wife, and was after their name. These sought the register put from the priesthood. And the said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy, till there up a riest with and .
The whole congregation was forty thousand three hundred and threescore, Beside their and , of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and seven and they had two hundred and singing men and women, seven hundred thirty , two hundred and five, four hundred and five six thousand seven hundred and twenty sses.
And of the fathers gave unto the work. gave to the treasure a thousand , fifty basns, five hundred and thirty priests garments. And some of the chief fathers gave the treasure of the work twenty thousand and two hundred pound of silver.
And the people gave twenty thousand drams, and two thousand pound of silver, and priests garments.
the priests and Levites, the orters, the singers, and of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities
when the seventh month , the children of Israel were in their cities all the people gathered themselves together as one man the street before the and unto the scribe the book of the law of Moses, which the commanded to Israel. And the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could , upon the first day of the seventh month.
read therin the street that before the from the morning until before the men and the women, and could understand and the ears of all the people were unto the book of the law. And the scribe stood upon pulpit of wood, which they had made for the and beside him stood Matthiah, Sema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hlkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand and on his left hand Pdaiah, Misael, Mlchiah, , and .
And opened the book all the peoplefor he above all the peoplend when he opened it, all the people stood up And the the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with their hands and bowed , and worshipped the with their faces to the ground. Jesua, and Bani, and , Jami, , , , Maasiah, , Azariah, Jozabd, Hanan, Plaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to the law and the people stood in their place. they read in the book in the law of God distinctly and scribe, and the Levites that the people, said unto all the peoplehis day is holy unto the your God not, weep. For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law.
said unto them Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send unto them prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: be ye sorry for the joy of the is your strength. the Levites stilled all the people, old your peace, for the day is holy. And all the people went their way to eat and to drink, and to send , and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
And on the day were gathered together the chief of the fathers all the people the priests and Levites, unto the scribe, the words of the law. And they found written in the law the had commanded by Moses that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month And they and proclaim in all their cities, and Jerusalem, sayingo unto the mount and fetch live branches, and ine branches, yrtle branches, alm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
the people went , and them, and made booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street the , and in the street Ephraim. And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and or since the of Jesua the son of Nun unto th day had not the children of Israel done sond there was very great gladness. day from the first day unto the last, read in the book of the law of God. And they the feast and on the eighth day , according unto the manner.
n the twenty of this month the children of Israel with fasting, and sackclothes, and earth upon them the seed of Israel from all and stood and their sins, and the of their fathersnd stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the their God o the day and they , and worshipped the
the Levites, Jeshua, and , Bani, Hasabniah, Serebiah, Hodjah, Sebaniah, and Pthahiah, said
up and praise. , thou alone hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that therein, the sea and all that is therein thou all and the host of heaven thee.
art the the God, Abram, and broughtest him out of Ur Chalde, and him Abrahamnd foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Cananites, , Amorites, , Jebusites, and of our fathers in Egypt, and their by the seand and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land:
for thou knewest that they before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea dry and their persecutors into the deep as a stone in th mighty waters leddest them the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light in the way wherein they should go.
Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, true laws good commandmentsnd unto them thy holy abbath, and commandedst them precepts, , and laws, by Moses thy servant: nd gavest them bread from heaven , and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock thirst and promised them that they should go in the land which thou hadst to give them.
But our fathers proud, and wonders that thou didst them to their bondage, and them not. they made a molten calf, and said This is thy God that brought thee out of Egypt and great forsookest them not in the wilderness the departed not from them day to lead them the way neither the pillar of fire night, to shw them light the way they
hou gavest thy good spirit to them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water thirst. orty years thou them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not. thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and them so they possessed the land of king of Hesbon, and the land of Og king of Basan. heir children multiplied thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land thou hadst their fathers, that they should go in to .
the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subdued before them the inhabitants of the land, the Cananites, and gavest them into their hand, their kings and the people of the land, that they might do with them they would. And they strong cities, and a fat land, and houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, , and trees they and were filled, and became fat, and thy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which the hand of their enemies vexed them
nd in the time of their trouble they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven and thy thou gavest them saviours, them out of the hand of their enemies. But they rest, they again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them they , and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times thou deliver them according to thy nd them, that again unto thy law
they proud, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned , and would not hear. many years didst thou forbear them, and them thy spirit thy prophets yet would they not herefore gavest thou them into the hand of the the lands. for thy great mercies sake thou not utterly consume them, forsake them for thou art a gracious and merciful God.
keepest covenant and mercy, not all thy people, since the time of the kings of unto this day.
hou art in all that brought upon us for thou hast done right thy commandments and thy wherewith thou them have not served thee in their kingdom, and in thy great that thou gavest them, and in the large and land which thou gavest them, from their wicked works. Behold, we this day the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to the and good thereof, behold, we And increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins they have dominion over our bodies, and cattle, and we are in great . And all this we make a sure covenant, and write it and our princes, Levites, and priests seal
, the son of Hachaliah, and , Sraiah, Aariah, , Pashur, Amariah, Malchiah, , Sebaniah, Malluch, Harim, Mermoth, Obadiah, Daniel, Baruch,
the son of Azaiah, Bnui the of Henadad And their brethren, Hodiah, , Plaiah, Hanan, Micha, Rehob, Hasabiah, , Serebiah, Sbaniah, Hodiah, Bani Bninu. The of the people Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, , , Heir, , Zado, Jaddua, , Hanan, Anaiah, Hosea, Hananiah, Hasub, , Pleha, Sobek, Rehum, Hasabnah, Maasiah, Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
And the people, the priests, the Levites, orters, singers, Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people the lands unto the law of God,
law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, observe and do all the commandments of the our and that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, take their daughters for our sons And if the people of the land ware on the sabbath to sell, that we would not it of them on the sabbath on the holy daynd that we would the seventh year
the third part of a the the house of our God of the sabbaths, of the new moons the house of our God.
And we cast the lot among the priests, Levites and the people, for the wood to the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers at times appointed, upon the altar of the our God, as it is written in the law: nd to bring the of our of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the : the of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law and the firstlings of our and of our , bring to the house of our God: nd we should bring the of our dough, and our , and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests to the the house of our Godnd the tithes of our unto the Levites, that the might have the tithes in all the cities of our .
And the priest the son of Aaron shall with the Levites the Levites the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God to the in the treasure house. For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the of the corn, wine, and the oil unto the the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and singers we forsake the house of our God.
And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem, and nine parts in cities. And the people all the men that willingly to dwell at Jerusalem.
hese are the of the that dwelt in Jerusalem the cities of Judah every one in his possession in their cities Israel, the priests, Levites, the Nethinims, and the children of Solomons servants. And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children of Judah and of the children of Benjamin.
Of the children of Judah Athaiah the son of Uiah, the son of , the son of Amariah, the son of Sphatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of And Maasiah the son of Baruch, the son of , the son of , the son of Adaia, the son of Joiarib, the son of , the son of Siloni. All the of that dwelt at Jerusalemwere four hundred threescore valiant men.
hese are the of Sallu the son of Mesullam, the son of Joe, the son of Pdaiah, the son of , the son of , the son of , the son of Jsaiah. And after him , , nine hundred and eight. And Joel the son of Zchri the: and Judah the son of Senuah second the city.
Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin. Sraiah the son of the son of , the son of Zado, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitb, was the house of Godnd brethren that the work the housewere eight hundred twenty twond Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of , the son of Amzi, the son of , the son of Pashur, the son of Mlchiah, nd his brethren, chief the fathers two hundred and two and Amashai the son of , the son of Ahasai, the son of , the son of nd brethren men of an hundred and eight and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of
the Levites: the son of Hasub, the son of Arikam, the son of Hasabiah, the son of nd and Joabad, of the chief of the Levites, the outward business of the house of God. And Mataniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving prayernd akbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Sammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jduthun. All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred fourscorend the porters, Aub, Talmon, and their brethren that the , were an hundred seventy. the residue of Israel, the priests, and Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and the Nethinims. The overseer of the Levites at Jerusalemwas Ui the son of Bani, the son of Hasabiah, the son of Mataniah, the son of Micha.
the of Asaph, singers the business the house of God For it was the kings commandment concerning them, that the singers
the son of , of the children of Zrah the son of Judah, the king in all matters concerning the peoplend the villages, their the children of Judah dwelt at , and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof and at , and in the villages thereof And at Jesua, Moladah, , and in the villages thereof unto the valley of Hnnom.
The children of Benjamin dwelt at , and Aia, Bethel, and in their villagesAnd at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, Hazor, Ramah, , Hadid, Zeboim, , Lod, and Ono the valley. And of the Levites
the priests and Levites that went up with the son of , and Jesua: Seraiah, , , Amariah, Mluch, , Sechaniah, Rehum, Mermoth, , , Abiah, Miamin, Maadiah, Blgah, Semaiah, and Joiarib, Jdaiah, Salu, Amok, Hlkiah, Jdaiah. These were the the priests and their brethren in the of Jesua. he Levites: Jesua, Bnnui, , , Judah, and Mataniah, over the thanksgiving, and brethren Also Babukiah and Uni, their brethren, were them in the watches.
Jesua begat Joakim, begat Eliasib, and Eliasib begat Joiada Joiada begat Jonathan, Jonathan begat Jadua. And in the of Joakim were the chief
the reign of Darius the Persian. The of Levi the fathers were written in the hronicles, until the of the son of Eliasib. And the chief the Levites Hasabiah, and Jesua the son of , their brethren over against them, to praise and thanks, according David the man of God, over against ., Babukiah, Obadiah, , Talmon, were porters the at the thresholds of the gates. These were in the of Joiakim the son of the son of , and in the of Nehemiah the and of the priest the scribe.
And the dedication of the wall Jerusalem the Levites out of all their places, to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication gladness, with thanksgivings, with singing, with cymbals, salteries, and harps. And the of the singers gathered themselves together the plain country about Jerusalem, and from the villages of from the house of Glgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Amaveth: for the singers had builded them villages about Jerusalem. And the priests and Levites purified themselves, and the people, the gates and the wall.
I the princes of Juda upon the wall, and appointed two great of , went on the right hand the wall toward the nd after them went Hosaiah, and half of the princes of the son of Jonathan, the son of , the son of Mataniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zcur, the son of Asaphnd his brethren, , and Aarael, Mlalai, Glalai, Maai, , and Juda, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God
nd the scribe before them the , over against them up the of the city of David at the going up of the wall the house of David, unto the astward.
other of went over against them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, of Ephraim, and the , and the , and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, unt the nd in the prison gateo stood the two of the house of God, and I and the half of the rulers with mend the priests Eliakim, Maasiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, , and Hananiah, with trumpets. And the singers sang loud, Jeahiah overseer.
day great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had of Jerusalem was heard afar off.
t time were appointed over the them out of the fields the cities the the priests and Levites: for Judah the priests and Levites that waited the of their God, and the of purification the commandment of David and of Solomon his sonor in the of David and Asaph were chief singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God. the singers and porters, every day his portion and they things unto the Levites and the Levites sanctified unto the children of Aaron.
the book of Moses in the of the people there was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should come into the congregation of Godecause they met not the children of Israel with bread and water, hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: our God turned the curse into a blessing. Now when they heard the aw, they separated from Israel mixed . And before this Eliasib the of the house of our God unto Tobiah: he had him a great , and the tithes of corn, wine and the given to the Levites, singers and the of the priests.
But in all this was not I at Jerusalem: for in the two and thirtieth year of king of came I unto the king, and after certain days obtained I of the king cme to Jerusalemnd of the evil that Eliasib did Tobiah, in him a in the court of the house of Godnd it grieved me sore I cast forth all the of Tobiah out of the commanded cleanse the nd thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, the and the .
And I perceived that the portions of the Levites not given them for the Levites and singers were fled to his . Then I the rulers, and said Why the house of God? I gathered them together, and set them in their place. Then brought all Judah the tithe of corn and wine and oil unto the . And I made treasurers over the , Selemiah the priest, and Zado the scribe, and of the Levites, and the Hanan the son of Zacur, the son of Mataniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren. me, O my God, and wipe not out my that I have the house of my God, and the offices thereof.
the saw I some treading wine presses on the abbath and bringing in There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish and all manner of ware, and sold on the abbath unto the children of Judah and Jerusalem. Then the Judah, and said unto them What evil thing is this that ye do, and and upon this city?
, that when the of Jerusalem before the abbath, I commanded the gates, and charged that they should not be opened till after the abbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the abbath day. the merchants without Jerusalem . Then them, and said unto them Why ye about the wall? f ye do again, I will lay hands you. From that time forth came they no more on the abbath. And I the Levites this also, and spare me according to th of thy mercy.
had married wives of Asdod, Ammon, and of Moab: nd their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews language, but the people. And I them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked the, and them by God Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves. Did not king of Israel sin ? yet among many was there no king like him, was his God, and God made him king over all Israel nevertheless outlandish women to sinhall we then unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God strange wives?
And one of the of Joiada, the son of Eliasib the high priest, the Horonite: I chased him from me. O my God, the the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites. Thus cleansed I them from all , and appointed the of the priests and Levites, every one his nd the wood at times appointed, and the firstfruits.
the book of Nehemiah