of Nehemiah the son of . t in the month , in the twentieth year, I was in the at Hanani one of my brethren came certain men of Judah and I asked them the Jews escaped from the captivity, and Jerusalem. And they said unto meThe remnant the captivity in the in great and . The 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 heaven and said: O God of heaven, th great and God, covenant and mercy for love and observe commandmentset hine ear and hine eyes open, that hou mayest hear the prayer of hy servant, which I pray before hee day and night for the children of Israel hy servants, and the sins of the children of Israel which we have against hee.
I and my fathers house have sinned. We have corrupthee, have
not kept the commandments, statutes, which hou commandedhy servant Moses. the word that hou commandedhy servant Moses, ye
transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nationsut if ye turn unto e, and keep y
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 great power and to the prayer
of hy servant, and to the prayer of hy servants who desire to fear hy name and hy
servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the kings .
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 meWhy sadhou art not sick and 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 kingIf it please the king, and if thy servant favor in thy sight send me Judahunto the city of my fathers, that I may build it.
And the king said unto methe queen by him how long shall thy journey nd 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 I come into Judah 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 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, that I rode upon. And I by night alley before the Dragon ell and to the , and the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, and the thereof consumed with fire. I went in the night by the brook and the wall, and turned back and the alley
And the rulers knew not whither I went or what I did had I told the Jews the priests, said I unto themYe see the that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fireome 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 said 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 is this that ye do? Will 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 the Sheepate. They it and set up the doors of it even unto the ower of Meah they it, unto the ower of Hananeel. ext him 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
Jehoiada the son of Paseah and the son of and Jadon the , men of Gibeon and of the son of Harhaiah the . Next unto him Hananiah the and they Jerusalem unto the road all.ext unto Rphaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half of Jerusalemext unto Jedaiah the son of Harmaph the son of Harim and Hasub the son of the other piece, and the ower the urnace. ext unto him the son of the ruler of the half of Jerusalem, and his daughters.
bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the . But the son of Rechab, the ruler of , the ruler of part of , e it covered it, and set the doors, locks and bars thereof, and the wall the ool of by the kings garden unto the that go down from the ity of David. After him Nehemiah the son of , the ruler of the half of Bethzur, unt the the sepulchers of David, and to the pool and unto the ouse of the ighty.
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 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 their house. After Aariah the son of 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.
which lieth out from the house the court of the prisonfter him Pdaiah the son of toward the east the tower that lieth out. After the piece the great tower that lieth , unto the wall of Ophel.
rom the Horseate the priests, every one his house. After them Zadok the son of his house. After him the son of
the keeper of the ast ate. After him Hananiah the son of and
Hanun the son of Zalaph . After him the son of
his . After him the goldsmiths son unt the
of the Nethinim and of the merchants the corner
unto the Sheepate the goldsmiths and the merchants.
But when heard that we the wall, he was wroth and great indignation and mocked the Jewsnd before his brethren and the of Samaria 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 captivity.over not their , and not their sin from for they have provoked the builders. we the wall
and the Arabians and Ammonites and heard that the walls of Jerusalem were , and that the begn to they were very wroth, and 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, we come in the midst among them and slay them and the work when the Jews dwelt places behind the wall, and looked, and up, and said unto the and to the peopleBe 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 and and the rulers behind all the house of Judah and with the other held weapon. th, had his sword girded by his side, and so . And the
And I said unto the 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 us. Our God shall fight for us we in the worknd half of them held the spears from the morning 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 our lands, vineyards, and houses, our lands and vineyards., and some of our daughters are have our lands and vineyards.
when I heard their and said unto them our brethren the Jews were sold unto the eathen. And will ye sell your brethren unto us? Then they their peace, and nothing to answer.
ye do. Ought 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, , and houses, the hundred part of the money of the corn, wine, and oil that ye them. Then said theyWe will restore them and will require nothing of them will do as thou I called the priests and took an oath them, that they should do . I shook my lap, and said God shake out every man from his house and from his labor not this be he shaken out and . And all the congregation saidAmen, and praised the . And the people did
in the land of Juda,
from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of king (that is twelve
years) I and my brethren chargeable unto the people, and had taken them bread
and wine, forty of silver their servants the peopleut so did
not, because of the fear of God. all my servants thither the work. Moreover there were at my
table a hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, came unto from among the eathen are about us. once in ten days a the
bondage was th people. Think upon me my God, according to all
that I have done for this people.
heard that I had 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, sayingI a great I cannot come down. should , I and cme down to you they sent unto me four times the same manner. Then his servant unto me the fifth time with an open letter in his hand, wherein was written: t 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.
that God had not sent him he prophecy me Tobiah and had hired him. I should do so, and sin that they might have an evil report me. My God think hou upon Tobiah and according to these their works, and o the Noadiah and the rophets would have put me in fear.
the wall was finished the day of the month , in fifty days.
And when all our enemies heard thereof, all the eathen were about us, were their
for they perceived that this work unto Tobiah, and Tobiah themor there
were many in Judah sworn unto him he was the 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 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 his house. the city was large and great, but the people were few therein, and the houses were not
register of the of came up the and found written therein: hese are the of the 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 Israelhe children of , two thousand a hundred seventy the children of Sphatiah, three hundred seventyhe children of Arah, six hundred and twohe children of the children of Joab, two thousand and eight hundred and eighteenhe children of Elam, a thousand two hundred and fourhe children of , eight hundred and fivehe children of , seven hundred and threescorehe children of , six hundred and eighthe children of Bebai, six hundred and eight children of Agad, two thousand three hundred and he children of Adonikam, six hundred threescorehe children of Bigai, two thousand threescorehe children of Adin, six hundred and fivehe children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninetyhe children of Hasum, three hundred twentyhe children of Bezai, three hundred and four children of Hariph, a hundred and twelvehe children of , ninetyhe men of Bethlehem and Netophah, a hundred fourscorehe men of Anathoth, a hundred and eight men of of Kirjathjearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty and threehe men of Ramah and Gba, six hundred and one men of Mchmas, a hundred and and he men of Bethel and Ai, a hundred and three men of the other Nebo, and twohe children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred and fourhe children of Harim, three hundred and twentyhe children of Jericho three hundred and fivehe children of Lodadid and Ono, seven hundred and one children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.
The priestshe children of Jedaiah of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and threehe children of , a thousand and twohe children of , a thousand two hundred and sevenhe 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, a hundred and eight. The : he children of , the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akub, the children of Hatita, the children of Sobai, hundred and eight.
The Nethinim the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabaoth, he children of , the children of Sia, the children of Padon, he children of Lebana, the children of Hagaba, the children of Salmai, the children of Hanan, he children of Gidel, the children of Gahr, the children of Reaia, he children of Rzin, the children of Neoda, the children of , he children of Ua, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai, the children of Meunim, the children of , he children of , the children of Haupha, the children of Harhur, he children of Bzlith, the children of Mhida, the children of Harsa, he children of , the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah, he children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha.
The children of Solomons servants the children of Sotai, the children of Sophereth, the children of Perida, he children of Jaala, the children of Daron, the children of Gidel, he children of Sphatiah, the children of , the children of Pochereth of Zbaim, the children of Amon. All the Nethinim, and the children of Solomons servants were three hundred and two.
And these went up also, , Cherub, Adon, and but they could not show 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 , took one of the daughters of the 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 there up a riest with and .
The whole congregation was forty thousand three hundred and threescore, eside 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 treasur a thousand , fifty basns, five hundred and thirty priests garments. And some of the chief fathers gave the treasur of the work twenty thousand and two hundred pound of silver. And th people gave twenty thousand drams, and two thousand pound of silver, and priests garments. the priests and Levites, the , the singers, and of the people, and the Nethinim, 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 Waterate and unto the scribe the ook of the aw of Moses, which the commanded to Israel. And the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all could, upon the first day of the seventh month. And read therin the street that before the Waterate from the morning until before the men and the women and could understand and the ears of all the people were unto the ook of the aw. And the scribe stood upon pulpit of wood which they had made for the nd beside him stood Anaiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand and on his left hand
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, their hands and bowed , and worshiped the with their faces to the ground. and 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 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 themGo your way, eat the fat and drink the sweet, and send unto prepared for this day is holy unto our 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 monthnd they and proclaim in all their cities and Jerusalem, sayingo unto the mount and fetch live branches and ine branchesyrtle 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
Waterate and in the street Ephraim. And all the congregation of come
again out of the captivity made booths and or since the of 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 ook of the aw of God. And they the feast and on the eighth day , according unto the manner.
the twenty of this month the children of Israel with fasting and sackcloth and earth upon themnd 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 ook of the aw of the their God the Levites, Jeshua, Bani, Hasabniah, Serebiah, Hodjah, Sebaniah, and Pthahiah, said: Stand up hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that therein, the sea and all that is thereinhou all and the host of heaven hee. Thou art the the God, Abram, and broughtest him out of Ur Chalde, and him Abraham and foundest his heart faithful before hee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Cananites, , Amorites art righteous and the of our fathers in Egypt, and their by the ea and and wonders upon Pharaoh and on all his servants and on all the people of his landor hou knewest that they against them. o hou a name as it is this day. And didst divide 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 ount Sinai and spkest them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments true laws good commandments and unto them hy holy Sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, , and laws by Moses hy servant and 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 hou hadst to give them.
But our fathers proud, and to their bondage. But hou God gracious merciful, and of great , and them not. forsookest them not in the wilderness. the departed not from them day to lead them the way neither the pillar of fire night, to show them light the way they
hou gavest hy good pirit to them, and withheldest not hy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water thirst.orty years hou them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing their clothes waxed not old and their feet swelled not.hou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and them so they possessed the land of king of and the land of Og king of Basan.heir children as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land hou hadst their fathers, that they should go in to
the children went in and possessed the land, and hou subdue 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 out, vineyards olive, and trees they ate and were filled, and became fat, and in hy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient and rebelled against hee, and cast hy law behind their backs, and slew hy prophets the hand of their enemies vexed them.
And in the time of their trouble they cried unto hee, hou heardest them from heaven and hou gavest them them out of the hand of their enemies. But they rest, they again before heeherefore leftest hou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them they and cried unto hee, hou heardest them from heavennd many times hou deliver them according to hy, and them, that again unto hy law.
they proud and hearkened not unto hy commandments, but sinned and would not hear. many years didst hou forbear them, and them hy pirithy prophetset would they not herefore gavest hou them into the hand of the the lands. for hy great mercies sake hou not utterly consume them forsake them for hou art a gracious and merciful God.
Now our God, th great, mighty and , keepest covenant and mercy,
not since the time of the kings of unto this day. Thou art in
all that brought upon us for hou hast done right have not
served hee in their kingdom, and in hy great that hou gavest them, and in the large and
land which hou gavest them, from their wicked works. Behold,
are this day the land that hou gavest unto our fathers to
the and good thereof, behold, are . And increase
unto the kings whom hou 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 it.
seale were: Nehemiah th, the son of Hachaliah, and Zedekiah, Sraiah, Aariah, , , Amariah, Malchiah, , Sebaniah, Malluch, Harim, Mermoth, Obadiah, Daniel, Baruch, , Abiah, Miamin, Maaiah, these were the priests.he Levites: Jesua 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: , , Elam, , Bani, Bni, Agad, Bebai, Adoniah, , Adin, Ater, Hezekiah, Aur, Hodiah, Hasum, Bezai, Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai, , , Heir, , Zado, Jaddua, , Hanan, Anaiah, Hosea, Hananiah, Hasub, , , Sobek, Rehum, Hasabnah, Maasiah, Ahiah, Hanan, Anan, Malluch, Harim, Baanah.
And an oath to walk in Gods 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 sonsnd if the people of the land on the abbath to sell, that we would not it them on the abbath on the holy daynd that we would the seventh year
the third part of a the the house of our God the showbread, the , the of the abbaths, 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 to the houses of our fathers at times appointed upon the altar of the our God, as it is written in the law and to bring the of our of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the the of our sons, and of our cattleas it is written in the law and the firstlings of our and of our , bring to the house of our God and 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 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 minister and the 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 willingly to dwell at Jerusalem.
hese are the of the dwelt in Jerusalem the cities of Judah every one in his possession in their cities Israel, the priests, Levites, the Nethinim, 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 nd 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 dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred threescore valiant men.
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 . 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 the work the house were eight hundred twenty twond Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of , the son of Amzi, the son of , the son of , the son of , and his brethren, chief the fathers were two hundred and two and Amashai the son of , the son of Ahai, the son of , the son of and brethren men of were a hundred and eight and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of one of the great men.
f the Levites: the son of Hasub, the son of Arikam, the son of Hasabiah, the son of and and Joabad, of the chief of the Levites, the 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 , Aub, Talmon, and their brethren the , were a hundred seventy. the residue of Israel, the priests, and Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
of the Levites at Jerusalem was Ui the son of Bani, the son of Hasabiah, the son of Mataniah, the son of Micha.
Of 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 thereofnd at Jesua, and in the villages thereofnd
, and in their villages
at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, Hazor, Ramah, , Hadid, Zeboim, , Lod, and Ono the valley. And of the Levites in Judah, in .
are the priests and Levites went up with the son of , and Jesua: Seraiah, , , Amariah, Mluch, , Sechaniah, Rehum, Mermoth, , , Abiah, Miamin, Maadiah, Blgah, 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 of thanksgiving, and brethren Also Babukiah and Uni, their brethren, were them in the watches.
Jesua begt Joakim, Joakim begt Eliasib, and Eliasib begt Joiada Joiada begt Jonathan, Jonathan begt Jadua. And in the of Joakim were the chief
the reign of Darius the Persian. The of Levi the fathers were written in the Chronicles, until the of the son of Eliasib. And the chief the Levites Hasabiah, and Jesua the son of , their brethren them, to praise and thanks, according David the man of God, watch . Babukiah, Obadiah, , Talmon, were porters the watch 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 for the singers had 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 Dungate and after them went and half of the princes of Juda, and , , , Judah, , and , and and certain of the priests with trumpets, namely the son of Jonathan, the son of , the son of Mataniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zcur, the son of Asaph and his brethren, , and , Mlalai, Glalai, Maai, , and Juda, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God
nd the scribe before them at the going up of the wall the house of David, unto the Waterate astward.
he other of went them, and I after them half of the people upon the wall, of Hananeel and the ower of Meah, unt the Sheepatend they stood still a stood the two of the house of God, and I and half of the rulers with me and the priests, Eliakim, Maasiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, , and Hananiah, with trumpets. And the singers sang loud, Jeahiah the overseer.
day great sacrifices and rejoiced for God had of Jerusalem was heard afar off.
time were appointed over the them out of the fields
the cities the the priests and Levites the singers and the commandment of David and of
Solomon his sonor in the of David and Asaph singers, and
songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God. the singers and , every day his portion and they things
unto the Levites, and the Levites sanctified unto the children of Aaron.
was found written that the Ammonite and the Moabite should come into the congregation of God, because 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 and the tithes of corn, wine and oil given to the Levites singers and and the of the priests.
But in all this was not at Jerusalem for in the two and thirtieth year of king of came unto the king, and after certain days obtained the king cme to Jerusalemnd of the evil that Eliasib 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 the vessels of the house of God, the and the .
And I perceived that the portions the Levites not given them for the Levites and singers 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 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 some treading wine presses on the Sabbath and bringing in and asses wine, grapes, figs, and all manner of burdens Jerusalem the Sabbath day. And I them the day they sold . There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, brought fish and all manner of ware, and sold on the Sabbath unto the children of Judah and Jerusalem. Then the Judah and said unto themWhat evil thing is this that ye do, and the Sabbath day? Did not fathers thus, and our God all this upon us and upon this city?
before the Sabbath, I commanded the gatesand charged that they should not be opened after the Sabbath and some of my servants set at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the Sabbath day. and said unto themWhy ye about the wall? If ye do again, I will lay hands you. From that time forth they no more on the Sabbath. And I the Levites the Sabbath day. me O my God concerning this also, and spare me according to th of hy mercy.
had married wives of Asdod, Ammon, and of Moab and their children spke 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 GodYe shall not give your daughters unto their sons, take their daughters unto your sons or for yourselves. Did not king of Israel sin ? et among many was there no king like him, was his God, and God made him king over all Israel nevertheless to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God wives?
And one of the of Joiada, the son of Eliasib the high priest, the Horonite I chased him from me. the covenant of the priesthood and of the Levites. Thus
cleansed them from all , and appointed the of the priests and
Levites, every one his , and the wood at times appointed, and the firstfruits.