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+ Heb. devosed.
1 Sam.12. 18. + Heb.
have can fed 10 dwell, or have
Ezra. Who had married
strange wives. Before the captivity, that they should gather themselves 19. And they & gave their hands, that they Before Christ together unto Jerusalem ; would put away their wives; and being guilty,
Chrift 457. 8 And that whosoever would not come they offered a ram of the flock for their treipass.' 456.
within three days, according to the counsel of 20 And of the sons of Immer ;. Hanani, and... King..
God, trembling because of this matter, and for Judah, and Eliezer. the showers. † the great rain.
24. Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of the
and Miaming and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and brought 11 Now therefore make confeffion unto the Benaiah.
LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure : 26 And of the sons of Elam ; Mattaniah,
14 Let now our rulers of the congrega- 30 And of the sons of Pahath-moab; Adna, shing tion stand, and let all them which have taken and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah,
Atrange wives in our cities, come at appointed Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.
32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.
about this matter : and Methullam, and 'Shab- and Shimei. food. bethaithe Levite helped them.
34. Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram,,
39 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
42 Shallun, Amariah, and Joseph.
according 18 And among the sons of the priests, 43. Of the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Martithiah,
by copies. there were found that had taken strange wives: Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah. namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, 44 All these had taken Itrange wives: and and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and some of them had wives by whom they had Jarib, and Gedaliah..
V Or, we have greatly
! or, till this matrer be
| Ori Mabrda debisi,
Pashur ; Elioenai, leel,. Jozabad, and
ozabad, and Shimei
, Selita) Pethahiah,
iadhib: and of the 1, and Uri. : of the fons of lah, and Malchiah, and Malchijah, and
Elam; Mattaniah, bdi
, and Jeremoth,
Zattu ; Elioenai, moth, and Zabad,
a Ezra, 7. I.
ni ; Melhullam,
and Sheal, and
nath-moab; Adna, afeiah, Mattaniah naleh. im; Eliezer, Ilhijah,
CH A P. F.
10 i Now these are thy servants, and thy Before Before 1 Nehemiah, understanding by Hanani, the mifery people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great Chrift Christ of Jerusalem, mour neth,. fafteth and prayetb :
power, and by thy strong hand.
446, 446. 5 His prayer.
II O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine i Dan. - Chap: HE a words of Nehemiah ear be attentive to the
ear be attentive to the prayer of thy fervant, % 18. the son of Hachaliah. And and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire it came to pass in the month to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy Chiflcu, in the twentieth fervant this day, and grant him mercy in the light year, as I was in Shushan of this man. For I was the kings cup-bearer. the palace,
CHA P. II. 2 That Hanani, one of my
1 Artaxerxes understanding the cause of Nehe. brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah, miabs sadness, sendeth him with letters and and I asked them concerning the Jews that commifíon to ferufalem. 9 Nehemiah, to the had escaped, which were left of the captivity, grief of the enemies, cometh to Jerusalem : and concerning Jerusalem.
12 He vieweth secretly the ruines of the walls: 3. And they said unto me, The remnant that
17 He inciteth the Jews to build in despite of the are left of the captivity there in the province, Chap. are in great affliction and reproach: 6 the wall King of Jerusalem allo « is broken down, and wind And ith came to pass in the month Nilán, 445
in the twentieth year of 2 Artaxerxes gates thereof are burnt with fire.
the king, that wine was before him : and I 4. And it came to pass when I heard these took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned Now I had not been before time lad in his certain days, and falted, and prayed before the presence. God of heaven,
2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why 5 And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God is thy countenance fad, seeing thou art not
of heaven, the great and terrible God, e that sick ? this is nothing else but forrow of heart. 20. 6. keepeth covenant and mercy for them that Then I was very fore afraid,
love him, and observe his commandments : 3. And said unto the king, 5 Let the king Kinga
6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and live for ever : why should not my countenance Dan. f. thine eyes open, that thou mayft hear the be fad, when the city, the place of my fathers 2.4.& 5; prayer of thy servant, which I pray before sepulchre, lietb waste, and the gates thereof are 6, 24. thee now, day and night, for the children of consumed with fire ? Ifrael thy servants, and confess the sins of the 4. Then the king said unto me, For what children of Itrael, which we have sinned dost thou make request? So I prayed to the against thee : both I, and my fathers houfe have God of heaven, finned.
5 And I faid unto the king, IF ir please the 7. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, king, and if thy servant have found favour in and have not kept the commandments, which thy light, that thou wouldst send meunto Judah, thou commandedit thy servant Mofes.
unto the city of my fathers sepulchres, that I
& If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad also fitting, by him) For how long shall thy
journey be? and when wilt thou return? So
convey me over till Icome into Judah ;
nd Shemariah. ; Martenai, Matremai, Manaffel
luh. Cliashib, and Jaafau, Shinei,
chan, and Adaiah,
• Chap. 5. 14. &
/, Benahh. nge wives: and whom they had
k Ezra 4. 3.
Then I came to the governors beyond Thin Eliashib the high prief rose up with
& 2 Chr.
Chap. 3. 13.
He cometh to Jerusalem.
The names of themi 8 And a letter unto Alaph the keeper of them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; Christ the kings forest, that he may give me timber to therefore we his servants will arise and build :
Chrift 445. make beams for the gates of the palace which * but you have no portion, nor right, nor me
445. d Chap. appertained d to the house, and for the wall of morial in Jerusalem. the city, and for the house, that I fhall enter
CHAP. III. e Ezra so into. And the king granted me, e according to The names and order of them that builded the wall. the good hand of my God upon me.
Hen a 9
his brethren the priests, b and they built b John the river, and gave them the kings letters. the sheep-gate, they "fanctified it, and set s. 2. (Now the king had sent captains of the army, up the doors of it ; even unto the tower of Chap. and horsemen with me.)
Meah they fanctified it, unto the tower of 10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah d Hananeel.
d Jer. 31.
38. the servant the Ammonite, heard of it, it griev- 2 And + next unto him builded the men Zech. ed them exceedingly that there was come a of Jericho : and next to them builded Zaccur the 14:00: man to seek the welfare of the children of fon of Imri. Israel.
3. But the fish-gate did the fons of Hassenaah hamda 11 So I f came to Jerusalem, and was there build, who also laid the beams thereof, and & fet 2. 34. three days.
up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the fz Chr. 12 ( And I arose in the night, I and some bars thereof. few men with me, neither told I any man what 4. And next unto them repaired Meremoth 3.9. my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem : the son of Urijah, the son of Koz: and next 1. 10. neither was there
beast with save the unto them repaired Melhullam the son of Be-Sce beast that I rode upon.
rechiah, the son of Mefhezabeel: and next unto 6. 1. & 13 And I went out by night, & by the gate them repaired Zadok the son of Baana. of the valley, even before the dragon-well, and 5 And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; to the dung-port, and viewed the walls of Jeru- but their nobles put not their necks to be the". Judg. falem, which were broken down, and the gates work of their Lord. thereof were consumed with fire.
6 Moreover, the old gate repaired Jehoiada 12. 14. Then I went on to the gate of the foun- the son of Pafeah, and Melhullam the son of tain, and to the kings pool: but there was no Befodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and fet place for the beast that was under meto pass. up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and
15 Then went I up in the night by the the bars thereof. brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back,
7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah the
of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of
apothecaries, and they || fortified Jerusalem unto Or, 17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the the broad wall:
10 And next unto the repaired Jedaiah the
19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and piece, k and the tower of the furnaces.
. 38. to scorn, and despised us, and faid, What is rusalem, he and his daughters. Chap this thing that ye do ? i will ye
13! The valley-gate repaired Hanun, and ! Chap. the king?
the inhabitans of Zanoah ; they built it, and fet 2. 13. 2. Then answered [ them, ani fri! luto
the doors thereof, the locks thereof, an!
q: 2 King. 11. 15.
III. hat builded the wall. gh priest rose up with a Cape ielts, and they built juba nctified it, and fee S. en unto the tower of Chaq
12:33 unto the tower of
he sons of Hassenaah band. ms thereof, and 6 fet 2. 34 ocks thereof, and the 2 C
repaired Meremoch 12.
in his part.
Zeplice I of Koz: and next 1. ia llam the son of Bee See beel: and next unto 6. 1.8 of Baana. Tekoites repaired; eir necks to the body
THAI builded the wall.
The enemies scoff:
out, even unto the wall of Ophel.
28 From above the horle-gate repaired the 445.
son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem: priests, every one over against his house.
mer, over against his house: after him repaired jer. 31: Chap
15 But n the gate of the fountain repaired allo Shemaiah, the son of Shechaniah the keeper 40. Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of part of the east-gate. of Mizpah: he built it, and covered it, and ser 30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of
up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the Shelamiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Za-
bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah laph, another piece : after him repaired Me-
Azbuk the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, smiths fon, unto the place of the Nethinims,
vid, and to the P pool that was made, and unto Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner.
32 And between the going up of the cor- Corner
1 While the enemies scoff, Nehemiah prayeth and 18 After him repaired their brethren, Ba- continuetb the work. 7 Understanding the wrath vai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half and secrets of the enemy, be setteth a watch. part of Keilah.
13 He armeth the labourers, 19 and giveth military 19. And next to him repaired Ezer the son precepts. of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another piece over against the going up to the armoury at the RUt it came to pass, a that when Sanballat a Chap
heard that we builded the wall, he was 2. 16. turning of tbe wall.
wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked 20 After him Baruch the son of ! Zabbai, the Jews. earnestly repaired the other piece, from the 2 And he spake before his brethren and the turning of the wall unto the door of the house of army of Samaria, and said, What do the feeble Eliashib the high priest.
Jews ? will they + fortifie themselves ? will + Heb. 21 After him repaired Meremoth the son of they facrifice? will they make an end in a day? leaves Urijah, the son of Koz, another piece, from the will they revive the stones out of the heaps of felues. door of the house of Eliashib, even to the end the rubbish, which are burnt ? of the house of Eliashib.
3. Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, 22 And after him repaired the priests, the and he faid, Even that which they build, if a men of the plain.
go up, he shall even break down their stone23. After him repaired Benjamin, and Hashub, wall. over against their house : after him repaired 4 Hear, O our God, for we are + despi- † Heb. Azariah the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, sed: and turn their reproach upon by his house.
head, and give them for a prey in the land of 69.27, 28. 24 After him repaired Binnui the son of captivity :
Henadad, another piece, from the house of 5. And cover not their iniquity, and let Jer. 18. Jer. 32. Azariah unto the turning of the wall, even unto not their fin be blotted out from before thee : 23. 2.&33. 1. the corner.
for they have provoked thee to anger before the - Chap. 25 Palal the son of Uzai, over against the builders.
turning of the wall, and the tower which lieth 6 So built we the wall; and all the wall was A Ori
out from the kings high house, that was by the joyned together unto the half thereof: for the Ophel,
9 court of the prison : after him, Pedaiah the fon people had a mind to work. repaired of Parosh.
7 But it come to pass that when Sanbal---26 Mereover, the Nethinims || dwelt in lat' and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the
si! Ophel, unto the place over against the water- Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the the lower gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that 1 Haber • Chap:
the breaches began to be ftopped, then they were afcended. 27 After them the Tekoites repaired another very wroth,
e repaired Jehoiada 12.
hullam the son of ns thereof, and fet e locks thereof, and
8. 1, 3. & 12, 37,
ired Hanun, and! Coup
+ Heb. to make
ll Or, every one went with his
# Or, That from all laces ge must return to
from the lower parts of
1 he fews complain of their debts.
Christ 445. hinder it.
the people, Let every one with his servant 445
that every one put them off for washing.
, mortgage, and
bondage. 6 Nehemiah rebuketh the usurers, and to ceale.
caufeth them to make a covenant of restitution : 12 And it came to pass that when the Jews
14. He forbeareth his own allowance, and keepeth which dwelt by them, came, they said unto us
hospitality. ten times, \ From all places, whence
Thall return unto us, they will be upon you.
Nd there was a great cry of the people, 13 S Therefore ser I f in the lower places and of their wives, against their brethren
behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even the Jews. Hebset the people after their families with their 2 For there were that said, We, our fons,and swords, their spears, and their bows.
our daughters are many: therefore we take up 14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto corn for
them, that we may eat, and live. The place,
the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest 3. Some also there were that said, We have
rowed money for the kings tribute, and that
our flesh is as the flesh of
daughters, to be servants, and some of our 21. 7.
7. Then + I consulted with my self, and I , Heb
8 And I said unto them, We, after our
. + Heb. girded + by his side, and so builded : and he which were sold unto the heathen ; and will
that sounded the trumpet was by me. you even fell your brethren? or shall they be
19 And I said unto the nobles, and to fold unto us? Then held they their peace, and
ought ye not to walk e in the fear of our God, Levi
10 I likewise, and my brethren, and my fer21 So we laboured in the work : and half vants, might exact of them money and corn: I of them held the f cars, from the rising of pray you let us leave off this usury.
Job S. 12,