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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..
the princes and the elders, all his substance should Zebadiah.
be + forfeited, and himself separated from the 21 And of the sons of Harim; Maafeiah,
congregation of those that had been carried and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and
away.

Uzziah.
9 Then all the men of Judah and Benja- 22 And of the sons of Pashur ; Elioenai,
min, gathered themselves together unto Je- Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and
rusalem, within three days: it was the ninth Elasah.
month, and the twentieth day of the month, and 23. Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei,
f all the people fat in the street of the house of and Kelaiah, (the fame is Kelita) Pethahiah,

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
10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said porters; Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
unto them, Ye have transgressed, and t have 25 Moreover, of Israel: of the fons of
taken strange wives to increase the trespass of Parosh ; Ramiah, and Jeziah, and Malchiah,
Israel.

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,
and separate your felves from the people of the Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth,
land, and from the strange wives.

and Eliah.
12 Then all thecongregation answered, and 27. And of the sons of Zattu ; Elioenai,
faid with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad,

and Aziza..
13 But the people are many, and it is a time 28 of the sons also of Bebai ;; Jehohanan,
of much rain, and we are not able to stand Hananiah, Zobbai, and Athlai..
without, neither is this a work of one day or two: 29. And of the sons of Bani ; Melhullam,
for we are many that have transgressed in this Malluch, and Adaiah, Jalhub, and Sheal, and
thing

Ramoth. offended

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.
times, and with them the elders of every city, 31 And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, Ishijah,
and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
our God for this matter, be turned from us.

32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.
15. Only Jonathan the son of Asahel, and 33. Of the sons of Halhum; Mattenai, Mar-
dispatch- Jahaziah the fon of Tikvah, t were employed tathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseb,

about this matter : and Methullam, and 'Shab- and Shimei. food. bethaithe Levite helped them.

34. Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram,,
16 And the children of the captivity did fo: and Vel,
and Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the 35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chelluh.
fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all 36 Vanaiah, Merimoth, Eliashib,
of them by their names were separated, and fat 37 Matraniah, Mattenai, and. Jaalau,
down in the first stay of the tenth month to 38 And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
examine the matter.

39 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
17. And they made an end with all the men 40 | Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
456. that had taken Itrange wives, by the first day of 41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
the first month.

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..

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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
8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word that may build it.
thou commandedit thy fervant Moses, saying, ó And the king said unto me, (the t queen 1 Heb.

& If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad also fitting, by him) For how long shall thy
Deut.4. among
the nations:

journey be? and when wilt thou return? So
9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep my it pleased the king to send me, and I set him
commandments, and do them; h. though there ca time.
were of you cast out unto the uttermost part 7 Moreover, I said unto the king, IF it 13. 6.
ofthe heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, please the king, let letters be given me to the
and will bring them unto the place that I have governors beyond the river, that they may
chosen to set my name there.

convey me over till Icome into Judah ;

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Nehemiah.

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.

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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

any

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
and entred by the gate of the valley, and so Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men
returned.

of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of
16 And the rulers knew not whither I went, the governor on this side the river.
or what I did, neither had I as yet told it to 8 Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of
the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths : next unto him
nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the also repaired Hananiah, the son of one of the
work.

apothecaries, and they || fortified Jerusalem unto Or, 17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the the broad wall:

left Jea
distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, 9 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah
and the gates thereof are burnt with fire : come the son of Hur, the ruler of the half

part
and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we Jerusalem.
be no more a reproach.

10 And next unto the repaired Jedaiah the
18 Then I told them of h the hand of my son of Harumaph, even over against his house :
God, which was good upon me; as also the and next unto him repaired Hattush the son of
kings words that he had spoken unto me. And Hashabniah.
they said, Let us rise up and build. So they 11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub
strengthned their hands for this good work. the son of Pahath-moab, repaired the t other + Heb.

19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and piece, k and the tower of the furnaces.
Tobiah the servant the Ammonite, and Ge- 12 And next unto him repaired Shallum thek chap.
shem the Arabian heard it, they laughed us son of Haloesh, the ruler of the half part of Je-12

. 38. to scorn, and despised us, and faid, What is rusalem, he and his daughters. Chap this thing that ye do ? i will ye

rebel against

13! The valley-gate repaired Hanun, and ! Chap. the king?

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28 From above the horle-gate repaired the 445.
14 But the dung-gate repaired Malchiah the
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son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem: priests, every one over against his house.
he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the 29. After them repaired Zadok the son of Im-2 Chron.
locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

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-
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bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah laph, another piece : after him repaired Me-
by the kings garden, and unto the stairs that fhullam the son of Berechiah, over against his
go down from the city of David.

chamber.
16. After him repaired Nehemiah the son of 31 After him repaired Malchiah, the gold-

Azbuk the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, smiths fon, unto the place of the Nethinims,
22 King. unto the place over against the sepulchres of Da- and of the merchants, over against the gate

vid, and to the P pool that was made, and unto Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner.
the house of the mighty.

32 And between the going up of the cor- Corner
17 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum ner unto the sheep-gate, repaired the gold-
the son of Bani : next unto him repaired Ha- smiths and the merchants.
shabiah the ruler of the half

part
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CHAP. IV.

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.

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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,

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8 And conspired all of them together, to the morning, till the stars appeared.
come and to fight against Jerusalem, and † to 22 Likewise at the same time faid I unto

Christ 445. hinder it.

the people, Let every one with his servant 445
9 Nevertheless, we made our prayer unto lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night
our God, and fat a watch against them day and they may be a guard to us, and labour on the
night, because of them.

day.
10 And Judah faid, The strength of the 23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my weapon
bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much servants, nor the men of the guard which follow- for wa-
rubbish, fo that we are not able to build the ed me, none of us put off our clothes, I saving See Judg:
wall.

that every one put them off for washing.
11 And our adversaries faid, They shall not
know, neither see, till we come in the midst

CHAP. V.
among them, and slay them, and cause the work The Jews complain of their debt

, 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

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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
of the people, Be not ye afraid of them : mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and hou-
remember the LORD which is great and ter- ses, that we may buy corn, because of the
rible, and fight for your brethren, your fons dearth.
and your daughters, your wives and your 4 There were also that said, We have bor-
houses.

rowed money for the kings tribute, and that
15. And it came to pass when our enemies upon our lands and vineyards.
heard that it was known unto us, c and God

a Ifai.
5.

our flesh is as the flesh of
had brought their counsel to nought, that we brethren, our children as their children : and
returned all of us to the wall, every one unto lo, web bring into bondage our fons, and our b Exod:
his work.

daughters, to be servants, and some of our 21. 7.
16 And it came to pass from that time forth, daughters are brought unto bondage already,
that the half of my servants wrought in the neither is it in our power to redeem them: for
work, and the other half of them held both the other men have our lands and vineyards.
spears, the shields, and the bows, and the 6 G And I was very angry when I heard their
habergeons, and the rulers were behind all cry, and these words.
the house of Judah.

7. Then + I consulted with my self, and I , Heb
17 They which builded on the wall, and rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said confulised
they that bare burdens, with those that laded, unto them, “ You exact usury, every one of interneto
every one with one of his hands wrought his brother. And I set a great assembly against 22. 25.
in the work, and with the other hand held a them.

25. 36.

8 And I said unto them, We, after our
weapon.
18 For the builders, every one had his sword ability, have d redeemed our brethren the Jews, 25.4%.

. + 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
the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The found nothing to answer.
work is great and large, and we are separated 9. Also I said, It is not good that ye
upon the wall, one far from another,

ought ye not to walk e in the fear of our God, Levi
20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound because of the reproach of the heathen our
Exod. of the rrumpet, resort ye thither unto us : dour enemies ?
4 14:25. God shall fight for us.

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.

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