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The names and order of them
5 And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their ilecks to the work of their Lor D. 6 Moreover, the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiall; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. 7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river. 8 Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths. Next unto him also repaired Hananith the son of one of the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall. 9 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem. * 10 And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah. 11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces. 12 And next unto him repaircd Shallum the son of Haiohesh, the rulcy of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters. 13 The valley-gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah ; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung-gate. 14 But the dung-gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-haccerem ; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. 15. But the gate of the fountain repair. cd Shallun the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah ; he built it, and covered it, and Sct up the doors thereof. the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David. 16 After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Beth-zur, unto the filace over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the Inighty. 17. After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired Hashabiah the ruler of the half part of Keilah, in his part. 18 After him repaired their brethren, Bayai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half part of Keilah.
19 And next to him renaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another piece over against the going up to the armoury, at the turning of the wall. 20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired the other piece, from the turning of the wall unto the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest. 21. After him repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Kozanother piece, | from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Fliashib. 22 And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain. 23 After him repaired Benjamin and Hashub over against their house. After him repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah by his house. 24 After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azarial, unto the turning of the wall, even unto the corner. 25 Palal the son of Uzai, over against the turning of the wall, and the tower which lieth out from the king's high house, that was by the court of the prison. After him, Pedaiah the son of Parosh. Moreover, the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the fi/ace over against the water-gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out. 27. After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel. * 28 From above the horse-gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house. ' 29 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gute. 30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber. 31 After him repaired Malchial, the oldsmith's son, unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner. 32 And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep-gate repaired the goldsmitius and the merchants. CHAP. IV. 1 117 ile the enemies scoff, Wohemiah forayeth. 7. He setteth a watch. UT it came to o that when Sanlotilat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. 2 And he spake before his brethren, and the army of Sumaria, and said, What ! do these feeble Jews? will they fortify | themselves 2 will they sacrifice? will they
make an end in a day 2 will they revive the stones out of the ié. of the rubbish which are burned 2 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite stas by him, and he said, Even that which thcy build, if a fox go up, he shall even brea down their stone wall. 4 Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity: 5 And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before ther : for they have provoked thee to anger before the builders.
6 So built we the wall; and all the wall ||
was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. 7 || Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusajem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wrotin, 8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it. 9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them. 10 And Judah said, the strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and thcre is much rubbish ; so that we are not able to build the wall.
11 And our adversaries said, They | shall not know, neithcr see, till we come ||
in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease. 12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by then came, they said unto us ten times, l’rom all places whence ye slall return unto us they will be usion wou. 13 * Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the highor places, I cven sct the people after
ut it came to pass, that when |
their families with their swords, their ||
spears, and their bows. 14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them : romcombcr the Lor d othich is groat and terrible, and fight for your irethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. 15 And it came to pass, when our cncmies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, cvery one unto his work. 16 And it came to pass from that time | forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them
held both the ars, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons ; and the
* IIe reformeth usury. o were behind all the house of Judah. 17. They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. 18 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. o he that sounded the trumpet was nine. 19 "And Isaid unto thc nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another. 20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us. 21 So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared. 22 Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day. 23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my, servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing. CHAP. V. 1The Jews com/itain of their debt, mortgage, and bonduge. 6.Vohemiah causeth restitution. 14 IIe sorbeareth his orwn allowance, and Keefeth hos/itality. NI) o: wo * great cry of the ple and of their wives against their §. the Jews. gali 2 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may cat, and live. 3 Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth. 4 There were also that said, We have
| borrowed money for the king's tribute,
and that usion our lands and vincyards. 5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our powcr to redeem them ; for other men have our lands and vincyards. 6 T And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words. 7 * Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great asscimbly against them. 8 And I said unto them, We after .Mohemiah kerfieth hossitaiisg. our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen ; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing is anstower. 9 Also I said, It is not good that ye do : 3. ye not to walk in the fear of slur because of the reproach of the heathem our enemies 2 10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury. ‘. . 11 Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wife, and the oil, that ye exact of them. 12 Then said they, We will restore
them, and will require nothing of thern ; ;
so will we do as thou saycst. Then I
called the priests, and took an oath of
them, that they should do according to this promise.
13 Also I shook my o and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the Los D. And the people did according to this promise.
14 of Moreover, from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in
the land of Judah, from the twenticth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.
15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the : but so did not I, because of the fear of God.
| 16 Yea, also I continued in the work of
this wall, neither bought we any land : and all my servants were gathered thither tinto the work. 17 Moreover, there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, beside those that came unto us from among the hcathen that are about us. 18 Now that which was prepared for me daily ovgs one ox *} six choice *heep; also fowls were prepared for me,
and once in ten days store of all sorts of |
Sanballat's evil fractice. 415 CHAP. VI. 1 Sanballat shractiseth to terrify Mohe. miah. 15 The work is finished. 17 Secret intelligence between the enemies and the nobles of Judah. No. it came to pass, when Sanballat; and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arapian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that
there was no breach left therein; (though
at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;) 2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. 3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down : why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you ? 4 Yet they sent unto me four times. after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner. 5 Then sent Sanballat his servant unto
| me in like manner the fifth time with,
an open letter in his hand; 6 Wherein was written, It is reportel. among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel : for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words. 7 And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah : and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now thercfore, and let us take counsel together. 8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thiiie own heart. 9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. 10 Afterward 1 came unto the housco of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the sout of Mehetabeel, who was shut up ; and he said, Let us meet together in the house
of God, within the temple, and let us
shut the doors of the temple : for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the nigi;t will they come to slay thee. 11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee 2 and who is there, that, being as I. am, would go into the temple to save his. ife 2 I will not go in. 12 And to, I perceived that God had not sent him ; but that he pronoenced y: gainst me: for Tobiah anot
416 4 register of those that
report, that they might reproach of 14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanjallat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear. 15 of So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. 16 And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that overe about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for theyo: that this work was wrought of our God. 17 of Moreover, in those days the nobles of Judah scht many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them. 18 For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son-in-law of Shechaniah the son of Arah ; and his
son Johanan had taken the daughter of |
. Meshullam the son of Berechiah. 19 Also they reported his good deeds before me, and uttered my words to him. .1nd Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear. CHAP. VI. I.
returned from Babylon. ri, Mordecai, Bishan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this ; 8 * The children of Parosh, two thousand an hundred seventv and two. 9 The children of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy and two. 10 The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two. 11 The children of Pahath-moo!, ofthe children of Jeshua and Joab, two housand and eight hundred and eighteen. 12 The children of £lam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four. 13 The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five. 14 The children of Zaccai, seven hundred and threescore. 15 The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight. 16 The children of Bebai, six hundred twenty and eight. | 17 The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two. 18 The children of Adonikam, six hun
dred threescore and seven. 19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and sevcn. 20 The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five. 31 The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight. 22. The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight. 23 The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and four. 24. The children of Hariph, an huldred and twelve. 25 The children of Gibeon, ninety and, ‘e. 26 The men of Beth-lehem and Netophth, to hundred fourscore and eight. 27 The men of Anathoth, an hund twenty and cight. 28 ‘File men of Beth-azmaveth, forty and two. 29 The men of Kirjath-icarim, Che
and three. 30 file men of Ramah and Gaba, six | hundred twenty and one. || 31 The men of Michmas, an hundred | and twenty and two. - 32 The men of Beth-ei and Ai, an | hundred twenty and three. 33 The men of the other Nebo, fity | and two. 34 "The children of the other Elam, * thousand two hundred fifty and four. 35 The children of Harim, three hull' dyed and twchty. 36 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five. 5. The children of Lod, Hadid, and O.io, sevcu hū.died twenty and one.
Who returned from Babylon:
38 The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty. 39 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three. 40 The children of Immer, a thousand o and two. 1 The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven. 42 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen. 43 The Levites: the children of Jeshua, of Kadmiel, and of the children of Hodevah, seventy and four. 44 || The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight. 45°. The porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, an hundred thirty and eight. 46%. The Nethinims: the children of Žiha, the children of Hashupha, the cilidren of Tabha,th, 47 The children of Keroz, the children of Sia, the children of Padou, 48 The children of Lebana, the childrun of Hagaba, the children of Shaimai, 49 The children of Hanan, the chidren of Giddel, the children of Gallar, 50 The children of Reaiah, the children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, 51 The children of Gazzan, the children of Uzza, the children of Phascah, 52 The children of 13esai, the children of Meunim, the children of Nephishcs.im, 53 The children of 134kbuk, the chidren of Hakusha, the children of Hayhur, 54 The children of Bazidi, the children of Mehlda, the children of Isarsha, 55 The children of Barkos, the children of Siscra, the children of Tamah, 56 The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha. 57 The children of Solomon's serWants; the children of Sotai, the children of Sphereth, the children of Perida, 58. The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel, 39 The children of Shephatiah, the children of Hattii, the children of Pochereth of Zebain, the children of Amon. 60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two. 61 And these were they which went up also from Tel-nicla, Tel-haresha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer: but they could not shew their fathers house, nor their scod, whether they were of Israel. 62. The children of Delaiah, the children of Tobiah, the children of Nekoda, six hundred forty and two. 63 " And of the priests: the children of Habaiah, the children of Koz, the chil
dren of Barzilai, which took one of the
daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name. 64. These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood. 65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most hol things, till there stood usi a priest with
Urim and Thummim.
66 The whole congregation together <tas forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore, 67 Beside their man-scrvants and their mail-servants, of whom there overe seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and fiye singing-men and singing-women. 63 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five: C9. Their camels, four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses. 70 " And some of the chief of the flthers gave unto the work. The Tirshatl: a give to the treasure a thousand drams of gold, fifty basons, five hundred and thirty priests garments. 71 And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the treasure of the work twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand and two hundred pounds of silver. 72 And that winich the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand drams of gold, and two thousand pounds of silver, and threescore and seven priests garincintS. i 73 So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities. CHAP. V. III. 1The manner of hearing and reading the tax". 10 The foast of tubernacles Kefit. N D all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water-gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lok D had commanded to Israel. 2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. 3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water-gate from the morning until mid-day, before the men and the women, and those that could understand ; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law. 4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for