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paired Azariah the son of Maasciah, the son end to fight against Jerusalem,andio hindert or Ananialı, by his house.
9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto 24 Afler bir repaired Binnui tbe son of our God, and set a watch against them day Henadad another piece, from the house of and night, because of them. Azarial unto the turuing of the wuii, even 10 Ånd Judalı said, The strength of the unto the corner.
bearers of bu. dens is decayed, and there is 25 Palal the son of l'zai, over against the mach rubbisa; so that we are not able to tnrning of the wall, and the tower which li- build the wall. eth out from the king's higli beuse, that wus 11 And our adversaries said, Tliey sha!l not by the court of the prison. After lim Peda- know, neither see, till we come in the midst iah the son of Parosh.
aniong them, and slay them, and cause the 26 Moreover, the Nethinims dwell in O- work to cease, priel, unto the place over against the water 12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews gate toward the east, and the lower that which dwelt hy them came, they said unto us
ten times, I'rom all places whence ye shall 27 After them the Tekoites repaired ano- return into us they will be upon you. tlı piece, over against the great lower that 13 1 Therefore set l in the lower places sieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel. beliind the wall, and on the higher places, I
28 From above the horse-gate repaired the even set the periple after their families, with priests, every one over against his house. their swords, their spears, and their bows.
29 After them repaired Zadok the son of 14 And I looked, and rose up, and said Immer over againsi his house. After him re- unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the paired also Sliemaiah the son of Shechaniah, rest of the people, Be not ve afraid of them : ile keeper of the east gate.
remember ilie Lord, which is great and ter. 30 Alter him repaired Hananiah the son rible, and fight for your brethren, your song of Shelemial), and Hanun the sixth son of and your dangliters, your wives and your Walaph an her piece. Aller him repaire! looses. Meshullain the son of Bereclriah over against 15 And it came to pass, wbcu our enemies hus chamber.
heard that it was known unto us, and foc 31 Aster bim repaired Maleliial the gold- lad brought their counsel to pouglıl, that we rinitli's son, uno the place of the Nethinims, returned all of us to the wall, every one unt and of the merchants, over against the gate liis work. Miplokad, and to the going up of the corner. 16 And it came to pass, from that tim
32 And between the going up ofthe corner for:h, that the half of my servants wrough unto the sheep-gale repaired the goldsmiths in the work, and the other lalf of them hel and the merchants.
both the spears, the shields, and the bows CHAP. IV.
and the labergeons; and the rulers were be B' PUT it came to pass, that when Sanballat lind all the house of Judah.
beard that we builded the wall, he 17 They which builded on the wall, and was wroth, and look great indignation, and they that bare burdens, with tbose thai lainecked the Jews.
ded, every one with one of his hands wrough 2 And he spake before his brethren and the in the work, and with the other husd hield ariny of Samaria, and said, What do these a weapon. feeble Jews ? will they fortify themselves : 18 for the builders, every one had liis will they sacrifice? will they make an end in sword girded by his side, and so builded: and a day will they revive the stones out of the he that sounded the trumpet was by me. beaps of the rubbish which are burned ? 19 And I said unto the nobles, and to ine
3' Now Tobiah the Ammonite was hy liim; rulers, and to the rest of die people, The and he said, Even that which they build, if work is great and large, and we are separa a fox go up, he shall even break down their ted upon the wall, one far froin another : stone wall.
20'In what piace therefore ve bear the 4 flear0 our God; for we are despised: and sound of the trumpet, 12sort ye thither unto pirn their reproach upon their own bead, and us: our God shall 'fight for us. give them for a prey in the land of captivity;
21 So we labored in the work: and hall 5 And cover not ibeir iniquity, and let noi of tliem lield the spears from the rising or the their sin be bouled out from before thee: morning till the stars appeared. for they have provoked thee 10 anger before Likewise at the same time said I unla the builders.
the people, Let every one with his servant 6 So built we the wall; and all the wil lodge within Jerusalem, that in tlie night they was joined together unto the half these may be a guar: to us, and labour on the day. for the people had a mind to work.
23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my 7" But ii came to pass, that when Sandal servants, nor the men of the guard w nich fol. fat,and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the lowed me, none of us prit off our clothes, sat Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, lieard that ing that every one put them off for washing. the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and
CHAP. V. that the breaches hegan to be stopped, iben they were very wroth,
ND there was a great cry of the people, A
aud of their wives, against Weir bre And onspired all of them together lange turen the Jews.
? For there were that said, We, our sons, this wall, neither hought we any land : and and our daughters, are many; therefore we all my servants were gathered thither unto take up corn for them, that we may eat, and the work. äve.
17 Moreover, there were at my table an 3 Some also there were that said, We have hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, bemortgaged our lands, vineyarıls, and liouses, sides those that came unto us froin among that we might buy corn, because of the the heathen that ure about us. dearth.
18 Now, that which was prepared for me 4 There were also that said, We have bor- daily was one ox, and six choice sheep; also rowed money for the king's tribute, anul thiet fowis were prepared for me, and once in ten upon our lands and vineyards:
days store of all sorts of wine : yet for all 5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our this required not I the bread of the gover. bretliren, our children as their children ; and, nor, because the bondage was heavy upon to, we bring into bondage our sons and our this people. daugliters to be servants, and some of our 19 Think upon me, my God, for good, ac daugliters are brought into bondage already: cording to all that I have done for this people neither is it in our power to redeem them;
TOW And was very angry when heard Tobian, and Geshem the Arabian, their cry and these words.
the rest of our enemies, heard that I had 7 Then I consulted with myself, and I re-builded the wall, and that there was no breach buked the nobles, and the rulers, and said left therein, (though at that time I bad not unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his set up the doors upon the gates,) brother. And I set a great assembly against 2 That Sanballat and Geshein sent unto them.
me, saying, Come, let us meet together in 8 And I said unto them, We, after our abi- some one of the villages in the plain of Ono : lity, liave redeemed our brethren the Jews, but they thoug it to do me mischief. which were sold unto the heathen; and will 3 And I sent messengers unto them,saying, ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be I am doing a great work, so that I cannot kold unto us? Then held they their peace, come down: why should the work cease, and found nothing lo answer.
whilst I leave it, and come down to you? 9 Also I said, It is not good that ye doch 4 Yet they sent unto me four times after ought ye not to walk in the fear of cur Gol, this sort; and I answered them after the same because of the reproach of the heathen oud manner. enemies?
5 Then sent Sanballat his servant unto 10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my me, in like inai.ner, the fifth time, with an servants, mighe exact of them money and open letter in his hand; corn : I pray you, let us leave off this usury. 6 Wherein was written, It is reported
11 Restore, 1 pray you, to them, even this among the beathen, and Gaslimu saith it, that day, their lands, their vineyards, their olive-thou and the Jews think to rebel : for which yards, and their houses, also the huudredth cause thou buildest the wall, that thou maypart of the money, and of the corn, the wine, est be their king, according to these words. and the oil, that ye exact of them.
7 And thou hast also appointed prophets 12 Then said they, We will restore them, to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, and will require nothing of them; so will we There is a kilig in Judah: aud now shall it do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, be reported to the king a cording to these and took an oath of them, that they should words. Come now therefore, and let us take do according to this promise.
counsel together. 13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So God 8 Then, I sent unto him, saying, There are shake out every man from his house, and from no such things done as thou sayest, but thou his labour, that performeth not this promise, feignest them out of thine own lieart. even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. 9 For they all made us afrail, saying, And all the congregation said Amen, and Their bands shall be weakened froin the praised the Lord. And the people did ac- work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O cording to this promise.
God, strengthen iny bands. 141 Moreover, from the time that I was 10'11 Afterward I came unto the house of appointed to be their governor in the land or Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, the son of MeJudah, from the twentieth year even unto the helabeel, who was shut up; and he said. Let two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the us meet together in the house of God, willia king, that is, twelve years, I and my breth- the temple, and let us shut the doors of the ren lave not eaten the bread of the governor. temple : for they will come to slay thee; yea,
15 But the furier governors, that had been in the night will they come to slay thee. before me, were chargeable unto the people, 11 And I said, Should such a man as I fee? and had taken of them bread and wipe, be and who is there, that being as I am, would go sides forty shekels of silver; yea, even their into the temple to save his life? I will not go servants bare rule over the people: but 80 in. did not I, because of the fear of God. 12. And, lo, I perceived that God had not 16 Yea, ako I continued in the work of sent him; but that he pronounced this pro
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phery against me : for lobial and Sanballat 1. 9 The children of Shepbatiah, three bun lad hired him.
dred seventy and two. 13 Therefore was be hired, that I should 10 The children of Aralı, six bundred fifty be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they and two. might have matter for an evil report, that 11 The children of Pahath-moab, of the they miglit reprach me.
children of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand 14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah and and eight hundred and eighteen. Sanballat according to these their works, and 12 The children of Elani, a thousand two on the prophetess Noadialı, and the rest of hundred fifty and four. Ure prophets, that would have put me in fear. 13 The children of Zattu, eight hundied
15 11 So the wall was finished in the twenty forty and five. and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and 1 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred two days.
and threescore. 16 And it came to pass, that when all our 15 The children of Binnui, six hundred eneinies heard thereof, and all the beachen sorty and eigiit. that were about us saw these things, they 16 The children of Bebai, six hundred were much cast down in their own eyes: for twenty and eight. they perceived that this work was wrought 17 The children of Azgad, two thousand of our God.
three hundred twenty and two. 17 9 Mcreover, in those days the nobles or 18 The cluildren of Adonikain, six bundred udah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the threescore and seven. letters of Tobiali came into them.
19 The children of Bigvai, iwo thousand 13 For there were many in Judah swornsthreescore and seven. unto him, because he was the son-in-law of 20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty Sechaniah the son of Arah; and his son and five. Johanan had taken the daughter of Mesbul 21 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, nine lain the son of Berecbiah.
ly and eight. 19 Also they reported his good deeds be. 22 The chillren of Hashum, three hundrer fore ne, and uitered my words to him And twenty and eigbit. Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
The children of Bezai, three hundred (HAP. VII.
twenty and four. TOW it came to pass, when the wall was 24 The cliildren of Harip!, an bundred the porters, and the singers, and the Levites, 25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and five. were appointed,
26 The men of Bethlehem and Setophah, That I gave my brother Hanani, and an hundred fourscore and eight. Hananiah, the ruler of the palace, charge 27 The men of Anatotli, an hundred myer Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, (wenty and eight. and feared God above maoy.
28 The men of Beth-azmavelli, forty and 3 And I said unto tiem, Let not the gates two. of Jerusalein be opened until the sun be hot; 29 The men of Kirjath-jearim, Chephi. an) while ibey stand by, lel them shut the rah, and Beeroth, seven bundred forty and roors, and has them: and appoint watches ** nithe inhaliants of Jerusalem, every one in : 1.2 men of Ramals and Gaba, six liun. nie wateli, and every one lo be over agains: dred twenty and one. his house.
31 The inen of Micus - Sundred and 4 Now the city was large and great; butjiwenty and two. the people were few thrrein, and ihe houses 32 The men of Beth-el and li, an liundred were not builled.
twenty aud Ibrce. 5 And my God put into mine heart to 33 The men of the other Nebo, filty and gather together the nobles, and the rulers, two. and the people, that they might be reckoned 34 The children of the other Elam, a thouhy genealogy: and I found a register of the sand two hundred fifty and four. genealogy of thein which came up at the 35 The children of Harini, three hundred Arst, and found yyritten therein,
and twenty: 6 These are the children of the province, 36 The children or Jericho, three hundred that went up out of the captivity, of those forty and five. that had been carried away, whom Nebu 37 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Uno. chadnezzar the king of Babylon bad carried seven hundred twenty and one. away, and came again to Jerusalem, and to 38 The children of Senaals, three thousand Judah, every one unto his city;
nine hurdred and thirty. 9 Výlio came with Zerubbabel, Jeshun, 39 \ 1 he priests: the children of Jedaiah Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nalamaui, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Pigsa, Nonth.ee. hum, Baanah: the number, / 504, of the inen 40 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty of the people of Israel wus this;
and two. 8 The children of Parosh, two iboixanan41 The chideen of Pashur, a thousand two
# The children of Harım, a thousand and forty and two thoursand tiree handred and reventeen.
threescore; 43 ! The Levites: the children of Jeshua, 67 Besides their man-servants and their of Kadmiel, and of the cliildren of Hodevah, maid servants, of whom there were seven seventy and four.
thousand three hundred thirty and seven ; 44 The singers: the children of Asaph, an and they had two hundred forty and five hundred forty and eight.
singing-men and singing women. 45 The porters: the children or Shallum, 63 Their borses, seven hundred thirty and the children of Ater, the children of Tal- six ; their mules, two hundred forty and five; mon, the children of Akkub, the children 69 Their camels, four lindred thirty and of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hun. five ; six thousand seven hundred ana inendred thirty and eiglit.
ty asses. 46 1 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, 70 I And some of the chief of the fathers the children of Hashupha, the children of gave unto the work : the Tirchatha gave to Tabbaoth,
the treasure a thousand drams of gold, rifty 47 The children of Keros, the children or basons, five lundred and thirty priests' garSia, the children of Padon,
43 The children of Lebana, the children 71 And some of the chief of the fathers gave of Hagaba, the children of Shalmai, to the treasure of the work twenty thousand
49 lle children of Hanan, the children of drams of gold, and two thousand and two Giddel, the children of Galar,
hundred pounds of silver. 50 The children of Reaiah, the children of 72 And that which the rest of the people Rezin, the children of Nekoda,
gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, 51 The children of Gazzam, the children and two thousand pounds of silver, and three. of Uzza, the children of Phaseah,
score and seven priests' garments. 52 The children of Besai, the children of 73 So the priests, and the Levites, and the Meunim, the children of Nephishesim, porters, and the singers, and some of the peo
53 The children of Bakbuk, the children of ple, and the Netbinims, and all Israel, dwelt Hakupoa, the children of Harbur,
in their cities : and when the seventh month 54 The children of Bazlith, the children came, the children of Israel were in their cities. of Mehida, the children of Harsha,
CHAP. VIII. 55 Theme buildren Barkos, the children of Andratherles people are therede tiemselves
56 The children of Neziah, the children of was before the water-gate; and they spake Hatipha.
unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the 57'. The children of Solomon's servants: law of Moses, which the LORD had comthe children of Solai, the children of Sophe-manded to Israel. reth, the children of Perida,
2 And Ezra the priest brought the law be58 The children of Jaala, the children of fore the congregation, both of men and woDarkon, the children of Giddel,
men, and all that could hear with under. 59 The children of Shephariah, the chil- standing, upon the first day of the seventh dren of Hattil, the children of Pochereth of month. Zebaim, the children of Amon.
3 And be read therein before the street 60 All the Nethinims, and the children of that was before the water-gate, from the Solomon's servants, were three hundred nine- morning until mid-day, before the men and ty and iwo.
the women, and those that could understand: 61 And these were they which went up and the ears of all the people were attentire also from Te'-melah, Tel-liaresha, Cherub, unto the book of the law. Addon, and Immer; but they could not shew 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit their father's house, nor their seed, whether of wood, which they bad made for the purthey were of Israel.
pose : and beside bím slood Mattithiah, and 62 The children of Delaiah, the children or Shema, and Anaiali, and Crijah, and Hil. Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred kiah, and Maaseiah, on his riglil band; and #forty and two.
on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and 63 1 And of the priests : the children or Malchiah, and Hashom, and Haslıbadana, Jlabaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Zechariah, und Meshullam. Barzillai, wliich took one of the daughters o! 5 And Ezra opened the book in the sigl:( Barzillai the Gileadite to wise, and was call- of all the people ; (for he was above all the ed after their name.
people ;) and when he opened it, all the peo64 These sought their register among those ple stood up: ibat were reckoned by genealogy, but it was 6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, Ine great not found: therefore were they, as polluted, God : and all the people answered, Amen, put from the priesthood.
Amen, with lifting up their hands; and they 65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that howed their heads, and worshipped the Lorý they should not eat of the most holy things with their faces to the ground. till there stood up a priest with Urim and 7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah Thommim.
Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maa 66 1 The whole congregation together was sesah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hauan,
Pelaial, and the Lerites, caused the people, 3. And they stood up in their place, and to understand the law. and the people stood read in the book of the law of the LORD thei: in their place.
God one fourth part of the day; and another 8 So they read in the book in the law of fourth part they consessed, and worshipped God distincily, and gave the sense, and caus- the Lord their God. ed them to understand the reading.
4 1 Then stood up upon the stairs, of the 9 1 And Nehemiah, which is ile Tirsha- Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Sheba. tha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the niah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, Levites that taughi the people, said unto all and cried with a loud voice unto the LORD the people, This day is holy unto the LORD their God. your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, The people wept, when they heard the words Bani, Hashabnialı, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Sheof the law.
baniah, anu Pethaliah, said, Stand up and 10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: eal the lat, and drink the sweel, and send and blessed be thy glorious name, which is portions unto them for whom nothing is pre-exalted above all blessing and praise. pared : for this day is holy unto our LORD; 6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone : thoa neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, is your strength.
with all their host, the earth, and all things 11 So the Levites stilled all the people, say-that are therein, the seas, and all that is ing, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; therein, and thou preservest them all; and neither be ye grieved.
the host of heaven worshippeth thee. 12 And all the people went their way to 7 Thou art the Lori) the God, who didst eal, and to drink, and to send portions, and choose Abram, and broughtest bım forth out to make great mirth, because they had un- of Cr of the Chaldees, and gavest him the derstood the words that were declared unto name of Abraham : them.
8 And foundest his heart faithful before 13 | And on the second day were gather-thee, and madest a covenant with him to ed together the chief of the fathers of all the give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, people, the priests, and the Levites, unlo Ezra ihe Amoriles, and the Perizziles, and the Je the scribe, even to understand the words of busites, and the Girgasbites, to give il, I say, the law.
to his seed, and hast perforined thy words : 14 And they found written in the law which for thou art righteous : the Lord had commanded by Moses, that the 9 And didsi see the affliction of our fachildren of Israel should dwell in booths in thers in Egypt, and beardest their cry by the the least of the seventh month :
Red sea : 15 And that they should publish and pro
10 And shewedst signs and wonders upon claim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, Pharaoli, and on all his servants, and on all saving, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch the people of his land; for thou knewest diat olive-branches, and pine-branches, and myr- they dealt proudly against them: so didst tle-branciies,and palin-branches, and branch-thou get thee a name, as it is this day. es of thick trees,lo make bovtlis,as it iswritten. Jl And thou didst divide the sea before
16 9 So the people went forth, and brought them, so that they went through the midst them, and made themselves booths, every one of the sea on the dry land ; and their per. upon the roof of his house, and in their secutors thou tlirewest into ile deeps, as a courts, and in the courts of the house of God, stone into the mighty waters. and in the street of me water-gale, and in the 12 Moreover, thou leddest them in the day street of the gate of Ephraim.
by a clourly pillar, and in the night by a pií 17 And all the congregation of them that lar of fire, to give them liglie in the way were come again out of the captivity made wiierein they should go. bocibis, and sat under the booths ; för since 15 Thou camest down also upon monnt the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, day låd not the children of Israel done so : and gavest ihem right judginents and true and there was very great gladness. !aws, good statutes and commandments :
!8 Also day by day, from the first day unto 14 And madest known unto them thy huly the last day, he read in the book of the law sabhatlı, and commandedst them precepts, of God: and tiey kept the feast seven days; statutes, and laws, by the land of Moses ite and on the eighth day was a solemn assem- servant : bly, according unto the manner.
15 And gavest them bread from heaven CHAP. IX.
for their hunger, and brouglitest forth water
the , this month, the children of Israel were promisedst them that they should go in to assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, possess the land which thou hadst sworn to and earth upon them.
give them. 2 And the seed of Israel separated them 16 But they and our fathers dealt proud selves from all strangers, and stood and con- ly, and hardened their necks, and bearkened fessed their sins, and the iniquities of their not to thy commandments. fatisers.
17 And refused to obey, peither were mind